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.
Fatoş Üstek acts as director and chief curator of DRAF (David Roberts Art Foundation) in London. She is curator of miart Talks 2018, Milano; Art Night 2017, East London; and fig-2, 50 projects in 50 weeks, 2015, ICA Studio, London. Üstek is external member of acquisitions committee for Arts Council Collection (2018-2020), chief-juror for the Celeste Prize 2017, jury for the sculpture section at the 2017 Arte Laguna Art Prize, Venice. She is founding member of Association of Women in the Arts (AWITA); Art Nights Trustee, member of Block Universe Advisory Board, member of AICA UK, and ICI Alumni. She curates, lectures and publishes internationally.
The Curatorial Seminar will focus on Istanbul as a case study, exploring a number of key issues that challenge our understanding of what constitutes an emerging art scene, the strengths and pitfalls of working within such a context…read more »
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 »