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.
Ivana Mestrov is currently a research assistant within the Art History Department at Split University, Split, Croatia, and an active independent curator. In 2009 she co-founded Loose Associations, a Zagreb-based association for contemporary art practices, with a cultural worker, Natasa Bodrozic, and a visual artist, Tonka Malekovic. She participated in the 12th Session of the International Curatorial Training Program, Ecole du Magasin, at the Contemporary Art Center Le Magasin, Grenoble, France (2002–03), which led to a publication project: AIDS RIOT, artist collectives against AIDS, New York, 1987-1994. She co-curated Errors Allowed-Mediterranea 16: Young Artists Biennial in Ancona, Italy in 2013 and several exhibitions, public art projects, festivals and screenings in Croatia and abroad. In 2008, she initiated Kustoska platforma, a Zagreb-based research platform and educational program on curatorial practices, contemporary art and theory. Mestrov obtained her BA and MA in Art History and Archaeology from the Pantheon-Sorbonne University, Paris, with a focus on contemporary art (2002–04). She is presently working on a PhD proposal tackling the construction of groups, networks, and communities in contemporary art practices in the post-Yugoslav context.
Join ICI and the Spring 2014 Curatorial Intensive on Tuesday, March 25 for a daylong public symposium where the participants will present the exhibition and project proposals that they have developed through the program.read more »
This March, Independent Curators International (ICI) produces the Curatorial Intensive: Considering Publics and Contexts, a ten-day professional development program that offers curators the opportunity to discuss, among colleagues, the concepts, logistics, and challenges of organizing exhibitions.read more »