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.
Ana Maria Maia
Ana Maria Maia (b. Recife, 1984) is a curator based in São Paulo. She has a degree in journalism from Universidad Federal de Pernambuco (2007) and a Masters in Art History from Faculdade Santa Marcelina (2012). She wrote her doctoral thesis in art history and criticism at Escuela de Comunicación y Arte de la Universidad de São Paulo ECA-USP on the appreciation of young artists in contemporary Brazilian art exhibitions. Maia has been adjunct curator of the 33º Panorama da Arte Brasileira del MAM (Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo) from 2012 to 2013. She has participated in the Núcleo de Investigación y Curadoria del Instituto Tomie Ohtake (2011–2013), and she has been curator of the Rumos Artes Visuais of the Insituto Itaú Cultural (2011–2012). She has also been curatorial assistant at the 29th Bienal de São Paulo (2009–2010). She is currently working on the curation of the work of Flávio de Carvalho and his influence on contemporary art with the Museu da Cidade de São Paulo. Maia teaches history of art and design at Escola São Paulo, in addition to being a contributor to Revista Select. She participated in the workshop Toolbox for Cultural Organisation, part of the curatorial projects at the 31st Sao Paulo Biennial.
This June, ICI, in collaboration with Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, will present a Curatorial Intensive in Mexico City––the third program conducted entirely in Spanish.read more »