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.
Igor Deschamps is an independent curator, artistic director, and arts educator in the field of media and interdisciplinary arts in the Rhône-Alpes area, Lyon, France. He is currently leading the artistic direction of the 2013 RVBn Festival, in Rhône-Alpes, a biennial for media art and participatory projects. Deschamps founded MetaLab in 2004, an independent media lab project in Lyon, and was the Director of Le Labo (2009-10), an artist-run center in Toronto, Canada. In addition, he has been teaching the course “Esthetic and Professional Challenges of New Media Arts” in two Cultural Management Master’s programs for the past three years. Deschamps received a BA in Art History, Sociology, and Law, and an MA in Politics and Music Business Management from the Université Lumière (Lyon II), Lyon.
Focusing on new models for curating and exhibition development, ICI’s annual summer Curatorial Intensive offers curators the opportunity to meet colleagues from around the world and share ideas on how to push the parameters of their practice.read more »