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.
Eszter Szakács (1983) is a curator at the contemporary art organization tranzit.hu in Budapest, which is part of the East-Central European network tranzit.org. At tranzit.hu, since 2011, she curated the project of The Pseudo Race Group Liberagility (2012), Theodoros Zafeiropoulos’s exhibition (2014), and since 2012 she is the curator-editor of the ongoing collaborative research project Curatorial Dictionary that has been realized as an online dictionary and an accompanying exhibition (2013), a participating video project (Report on the Construction of a Spaceship Module, New Museum, New York, curated by tranzit.org, 2014), a series of short essays published in Curating Research (Eds. Paul O’Neill and Mick Wilson, London: Open Editions, Amsterdam: de Appel, 2014), as well as a tranzit.hu Free School for Art Theory and Practice workshop (2015). She is co-editor of IMAGINATION/IDEA. The Beginning of Hungarian Conceptual Art. The László Beke Collection, 1971 (Budapest: tranzit.hu, Zurich: JRP|Ringier, 2014). Previously she worked at Műcsarnok/Kunsthalle, Budapest as an assistant curator (2008–2010). Since 2013 she is a guest lecturer at the Art Theory and Curatorial Studies Department at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts. Since 2013 she has been collaborating with Athens-based artist Theodoros Zafeiropoulos on the Quest of Query project and has curated its exhibition chapters at tranzit.hu, Budapest (2014); Deák Erika Gallery, Budapest (2014); Center of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki (2015); and Nitra Gallery, Thessaloniki (2015).
Participants of the Fall Curatorial Intensive will present their exhibition and project proposals, which they have been developing for the program.read more »