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.
Giulia Colletti is an art historian and curator. Her research deploys a cross-disciplinary and interstitial approach, feeding into discursive practices, with an emphasis on complex geographies, intersectionality, and critical studies. She is a member of the curatorial bureau of the 19th Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean. She holds an MLitt in Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art) at The Glasgow School of Art and has been recently selected for Curators Lab (12th Shanghai Biennale). She was a visiting lecturer at the Glasgow School of Art and the recipient of UK Young Artist Research Fellowship. In 2018, the European Cultural Foundation awarded her a grant to research at Art and Cultural Studies Laboratory, Yerevan, where she drawn upon the participatory action experienced over the recent Armenian Revolution. She has curated exhibitions and public programs with artists including Elisabetta Benassi, Sarah Browne, Marcel Broodthaers, Núria Güell, Adelita Husni-Bey, Wolfgang Tillmans, and Sue Tompkins, amongst others.
The Curatorial Intensive participants of the 2019 Cape Town program will each present their project proposals that they have been developing over the course of the program.read more »
This November, ICI will organize the Curatorial Intensive in Cape Town, South Africa in collaboration with the Institute for Creative Arts at the University of Cape Town. The program will coincide with Infecting the City, the longest running public arts festival in the country, curated by Jay Pather.read more »