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.
Jesse van Oosten
Jesse van Oosten is currently the Assistant Curator at TENT, a platform for contemporary art in Rotterdam, where she is responsible for public programs. She developed the lecture series, “Current Values,” and is developing and producing the upcoming exhibition The Value of Nothing, which will open Spring 2014. Van Oosten has curated several exhibitions at MAMA: Showroom for Media and Moving Art, Rotterdam, such as The Silent Clowns with artists such as Roman Signer and John Bock (2012); and You all fell for my act (2011), which included Jaimie Warren, Ai Weiwei, Kalup Linzy, and Evan Baden. Since September 2012, she has been curating several art projects at Upominki, a project space for young artists and curators in Rotterdam. Together with artistic researcher Dieuwke Boersma, van Oosten is also part of the interview-performance duo, SandWitz. She received her BA in Liberal Arts in Utrecht, and participated in MAMA’s curatorial trainee program, Rookies MA. She has her MA in Theory of Modern and Contemporary Art and World Art Studies from Leiden University.
The Value of Nothing, a proposal developed by Jesse van Oosten, opens at TENT Rotterdam.read more »
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 »