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.
Join ICI and Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, for this conversation about The Backroom with the five curators who contributed to this latest iteration of the project. In two bilingual panels available in Spanish and English, the curators will discuss their involvement in the project, the artists they selected, and how The Backroom has offered a model for engagement with art beyond the art object, a return to the importance of the artistic process, research and the archive.read more »
Save the date: Wednesday February 24, for a conversation with the five curators who contributed to this iteration of The Backroom, Andrea Valencia Arnada, Laura August, Jaime Ruíz Martínez, Humberto Moro, and José López Serra. The event will be introduced by Magalí Arriola, Kate Fowle, and Renaud Proch, who together founded The Backroom in 2005.read more »