Independent Curators International (ICI) supports the work of curators to help create stronger art communities through experimentation, collaboration, and international engagement. Curators are arts community leaders and organizers who champion artistic practice; build essential infrastructures and institutions; and generate public engagement with art. Our collaborative programs connect curators across generations, and across social, political and cultural borders. They form an international framework for sharing knowledge and resources — promoting cultural exchange, access to art, and public awareness for the curator’s role.
Amy Cheng is an art critic and independent curator who lives and works in Taipei. She studied art history at the Graduate School of National Taiwan Normal University in 1996 and taught as a lecturer in the evening program of Fu-Jen Catholic University’s English department (1997–99). Cheng is the founder of TheCube Project Space in Taipei, which opened in 2010. Among the exhibitions she has curated are two group shows at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum—the Taipei Biennial (2004) and Altered States (2006)—and, after that, THTP/Phase Five/Oversight/2008 at Centre A: Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art (2008) and Traversing the Fantasy at the Cube Project Space, Taipei (2010). Cheng became feature writer for ARTCO magazine in 2000, and is currently their lead feature writer; and she is the editor/writer of Art and Society: Introducing Seven Contemporary Artists (Taipei Fine Arts Museum, 2009).
Project 35 is a program of single-channel videos selected by 35 international curators who have each chosen one work by an artist that they think is important for audiences around the world to experience today. The resulting compendium is released in four installments and is presented simultaneously in an ever-expanding number of venues.read more »