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 Paula Cohen
Ana Paula is an independent curator, editor, and writer based in Brazil. She is currently a curator in residence at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. Cohen served as co-curator for the 2007 project Encuentro Internacional de Medellín 07 in Colombia, in which she created, in collaboration with other artists and curators, a new center for contemporary art, La Casa del Encuentro; and she was the adjunct curator for the 28th São Paulo Bienal (2008). Cohen has been a contributor to several art magazines, including Frieze, ArtNexus, and Exit Express. She has also organized many conferences and lecture series, including “History as a Flexible Matter: Artistic Practices and New Systems of Reading” in 2008 for the São Paulo Bienal.
Ana Paula Cohen is the third guest in ICI’s new curatorial talk series wherein an international curator distills the current happenings in contemporary art, including the artists they are excited by, exhibitions that have made them think, and their views on recent developments in the art world.read more »
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 »