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.
Didem Yazici is a curator and writer currently living in Frankfurt. She has been studying as part of Curatorial and Critical Studies at the Städelschule and Goethe University where she is currently finishing her MA thesis. She has curated and organized exhibitions and public programs in Istanbul, Frankfurt, London, Kassel and Limerick namely “We are Nowhere and It is now” and “Pie In The Sky”. She is a regular contributor to magazines, exhibition catalogues and publications such as RES Art World, Nowiswere, and Artam Global Art. Recently she worked as project assistant for “Chorality, On Retreat: A Writers’ Residency” and “Poetry Readings” in Maybe Education and Public Programs of dOCUMENTA (13).
This fall Independent Curators International (ICI) produces the Curatorial Intensive: Curating Beyond Exhibition-Making, the first short course to offer training to curators on the concepts and logistics of organizing public events, workshops and other discursive program formats.read more »