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.
Juan A. Gaitán
Juan A. Gaitán (Canada/Colombia, b. 1973) is a writer and curator, based in Mexico City and Berlin. He was curator at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art (2009–10), and Adjunct Professor in the Curatorial Practice Program at California College of the Arts, San Francisco (2011–12). From 2006–08 he was on the Board of Directors of the Western Front Society, and worked as external curator at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery in Vancouver. Gaitán writes for several journals, including Afterall, The Exhibitionist, Fillip, and Mousse. He is member of the acquisitions committee at FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais in Dunquerke. He is the Curator of the 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, 2014.
Photo: Danh Vo, 2013
A series of video interviews with selected faculty from the Curatorial Intensive in Mexico City, conducted in Spanish.read more »
This June, ICI, in collaboration with Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, will present a Curatorial Intensive in Mexico City––the third program conducted entirely in Spanish.read more »
As part of ICI’s Curator’s Perspective—an itinerant public discussion series featuring international curators—Juan A. Gaitán (Curator of the 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art) will present his current research interests and curatorial projects.read more »