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.
Andrea Valencia Aranda
Andrea Valencia Aranda is an art historian and curator who lives and works in Mexico City. Valencia studied an MA in Curatorial Practice at the School of Visual Arts in New York, and a Bachelor’s in Art History from Casa Lamm in Mexico City. In 2017, she co-founded the curatorial collective Se habla español that explores language and migration issues. She has also worked in institutions such as The National Museum of Art (MUNAL) in Mexico City, the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York, the Office of International Affairs of the National Institute of Fine Arts in Mexico, and as coordinator of the Pavilion of Mexico in the 57th Venice Art Biennale. Currently, she is exhibition coordinator of the retrospective of Cecilia Vicuña organized by Witte de With Contemporary Art Center in Rotterdam, The Netherlands; and assistant curator at Museo Tamayo, Mexico City.
The Backroom is a digital space where to discover and navigate art beyond the artistic object or artifact, from a perspective that art is a continuous and relational exercise. Every two weeks from September 2020 to January 2021, guest curators will be presenting what nourishes and informs the practices of three artists of their choice: objects of desire, personal archives, libraries, artistic research, music, routines, films, biographies; art is in a permanent exchange with the world that surrounds it.read more »