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.
Birta Gudjonsdottir currently lives and works in Reykjavik, where she is a curator and an artist and a director of The Living Art Museum. In 2008-09 she worked as Artistic Director of the exhibition space 101 Projects in Reykjavik. In 2008 she worked as curator’s assistant at MuHKA (Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp, Belgium). In 2007-08 she took part in the Nordic Baltic Curatorial Platform project, initiated by FRAME in Finland. She is the founding producer of project-space, Dwarf Gallery since 2002, and a founding board member of Sequences Art Festival, Reykjavik. She studied Fine Arts at the Icelandic Art Academy and holds an MA-degree of Fine Arts from Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
In summer 2011, 10–14 curators from around the world were selected to participate in the Curatorial Intensive for a rigorous 8-day schedule of workshops, discussions, critiques, and presentations, as well as site visits to local institutions, private collections and artists’ studios.read more »