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.
Cleopatra’s is composed of Bridget Donahue, Bridget Finn, Colleen Grennan, and Erin Somerville. Cleopatra’s works collaboratively with artists and cultural producers to create projects that forge new networks and dialogues between individuals, art practices, and institutions. These projects are realized in their flagship noncommercial storefront in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. From 2011–12 the collective also operated a satellite art space in Berlin. Further investigations also occur in the form of off-site public programs, events, and in-print publications, encompassing various fields and locales. The aim of Cleopatra’s is to present work and advance ideas informed by both individual and collective perspectives, and to disseminate them among a broad and diverse audience. Cleopatra’s started collaborating on projects in June 2008 and has produced over 90 projects to date.
Cleopatra’s presents the launch of Dark Trajectories: Politics of the Outside, a new publication by Iranian artist Reza Negarestani.read more »