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.
Giuliana Vidarte was born in Lima, Peru. She attended the National School of Fine Arts, continued her studies in Hispanic literature at the Pontificial Catholic University of Lima, and completed a Master’s in the History of Art at the same university. Previously, she worked at Lima’s Art Museum (Museo de Arte de Lima) as a Curatorial Management Assistant and Curatorial Assistant of Contemporary Art. Vidarte has worked in press relations and management in the Vértice and Revolver galleries in Lima. Since 2009, Vidarte has been an editor for the cultural magazine De boca en boca, which specializes in art, architecture, and design. She is also a teacher of the History of Art at the Peruvian University of Applied Sciences, and Theory of Contemporary Art and Contemporary Photography at the Corriente Alterna Art School and the Centro de la Imagen photography school in Lima. Since 2009 her curatorial projects have included Código Postal (a photography collective as a parallel activity to the Photography Biennial in Lima), AnimalesHistóricos (collective based on archive work, which took place during the White Night of 2012), and AmorcitoCorazón (collective of work thematically related to love, 2013).
Developed by ICI in collaboration with Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) Derry~Londonderry, the Curatorial Intensive: From “Official History” to Underrepresented Narratives will examine the role of cultural production in addressing geopolitical landscapes and recent histories.read more »