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.
Asli Seven is a curator and writer based between Istanbul and Paris. Her recent curatorial projects include the solo exhibition of Murat Akagunduz, “Vertigo” at Arter, Istanbul with a series of commissioned sound performances and the group exhibition “Casting the Circle” at Galerist, Istanbul, focusing on the metamorphic relationships between landscapes and human body. In 2015 she completed the curatorial training program Ecole du Magasin in Grenoble, France where she produced “Take You There Radio,” a temporary radio broadcast as exhibition bringing together curators, artists, researchers and musicians. Between 2012-2014 she worked as artist liaison in Istanbul’s Galeri Mana, where she also established a line of gallery publications and served as editor for artist books, monographs and catalogs. Her writing has been published in Art Unlimited Magazine, Arte East Quarterly, Harper’s Bazaar Art Arabia, Agos and m-est.org. She contributed in publications ranging from exhibition catalogs, monographs and artist books for Arter, Galeri Mana, Galerist and more recently Collectorspace in Istanbul. She is currently a PhD candidate at the Document and Contemporary Art Program, European School of Visual Arts, France and freelance curatorial consultant for Galerist, Istanbul.
The participants of the Curatorial Intensive in Manila will each present their exhibition and project proposals they have developed throughout the course of the week.read more »