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.
Joel Butler (Dominican Republic, 1980) Independent curator and researcher. An alumnus of the master’s degree in Contemporary Art History and Visual Culture from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid, Spain. He is also an alumnus of the Curando Caribe program for curatorial studies developed by Centro León and Centro Cultural de España en Santo Domingo. He worked as Visual Arts Curator and Exhibitions Coordinator at Centro León in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic. He was part of the professorate of the Diploma Degree in Contemporary Art Production and Management at La Escuela de Diseño Altos de Chavón and has taught short courses in art appreciation, creative thinking, and photography. Joel currently lives in Spain where he continues to research topics like the representations of hegemonic and new masculinities in contemporary art and visual culture in the Caribbean. www.butlerfernandez.com
The Curatorial Intensive participants of the 2019 New Orleans program will each present their project proposals that they have been developing over the course of the program.read more »