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.
Arnau Horta is an independent curator, art critic, journalist and researcher. His practice focuses both in the phenomenological and political dimension of sound. He collaborates with MACBA (Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona), the National Museum of Art Reina Sofia (Madrid), the Picasso Museum of Barcelona, CCCB (Center for Contemporary Culture of Barcelona), Sónar Festival of Advanced Music and Multimedia Art, Loop Festival. He holds a degree in Media Studies; an MA in Theory and Aesthetics of Contemporary Art; an MA in Contemporary Philosophy and is a PhD candidate in Philosophy with a dissertation on Alvin Lucier’s seminal piece “I am sitting in a room”. In 2013 he took part in the program “Curating Time-Based Media” organized by Independent Curators International (ICI) in New York. He has attended in symposiums at the Edge Hill University (Liverpool), The New School (New York) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge). His project “On Listening”, commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona, is part of Re-Imagine Europe project, co-funded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union. His project “Sonic Genealogies”, commissioned by the National Museum of Art Reina Sofia, has recently been reviewed in the internationally renowned The Wire magazine. His piece “Am I sitting in a room?” (a re-work of Lucier’s work), has been selected in 2017 at the Radiophrenia festival in Glasgow.
Join ICI and the Fall 2013 Curatorial Intensive on Tuesday, October 15 for a daylong public symposium where the participants will present the exhibition and project proposals that they have developed through the program.read more »
Curating Time-Based Media is a ten-day professional development program that offers curators the opportunity to discuss, among colleagues, the concepts, logistics, and challenges of organizing exhibitions featuring durational art, installations, performance, dance, video, film, and sound art.read more »