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.
Cosmin Costinas was born in Satu Mare, Romania in 1982. He is an author and freelance curator, based in Bucharest and Vienna. After his studies in art history and history at the Babes Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, he now is contributing editor of the magazines Idea Arts + Society (Cluj) and Version (Paris and Cluj), and visual arts consultant for Romanian National Television. His latest curatorial projects include Textground (Prague, 2004) and Laicitate dupa Complicitate (Secularity after Complicity, Bucharest, 2005). His upcoming writing projects include a comprehensive book on Romanian contemporary art after the year 2000 (together with Mihnea Mircan). Since January 2006, he has been a member of the editorial team of Documenta 12 Magazine Project. The writer, critic, and member of ERSTE Foundation’s PATTERNS advisory board is executive director/curator of the Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to contemporary visual art exhibitions. Costinas is Asia’s first Outset Curator of Contemporary Art.
This November, ICI produces the inaugural Curatorial Intensive in Manila, in collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of Manila and with the support of the NCCA and the Office of Senator Loren Legarda.read more »