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.
Jessica Berlanga Taylor is Chief Curator at Fundación Alumnos47, a non-profit organization in Mexico City dedicated to art and education. There she coordinates research projects and public programming such as Liminal Zones, a trans disciplinary, collaborative project that engages with the diversity of interactions between social art practices, Critical Pedagogy and Gender Studies; Proyecto Líquido, an open-ended curatorial project committed to exploring alternative curatorial formats and commission new performance art; and Sincrónico, a year-long workshop with established artists for emerging artists. An art critic and curator, she holds an MA in Art History and a specialization in Gender Studies, and has published in Frieze, Art Forum, national newspapers and magazines as well as catalogues and books. She was the editor of the online magazine re-d: art, visual culture and gender studies for The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). She is interested in exploring the relationships between contemporary art and other disciplines such as critical pedagogy, gender studies, human rights and literature in order to imagine and materialize the present and nearby futures, where creation and collaboration lead the way.
ICI, in collaboration with Fundación Alumnos47, presents the second Curatorial Intensive in Mexico City.read more »
This November, ICI produces the inaugural Curatorial Intensive in Manila, in collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of Manila and with the support of the NCCA and the Office of Senator Loren Legarda.read more »
Participants of the Fall Curatorial Intensive will present their exhibition and project proposals, which they have been developing for the program.read more »