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.
Juliana Caffé (b. São Paulo, 1983) is an independent curator, editor and researcher on contemporary art. She holds postgraduate specializations in ‘Curatorship’ from University of Cape Town – UCT (South Africa), in ‘Art: History, Criticism and Curating’ from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo – PUCSP (Brazil), and a BA degree in Law from the same institution. She worked at the Associação Cultural Videobrasil between 2013 and 2017, on the programming of the exhibitions and other activities of Galpão VB. Among the curatorial works are: the Cambridge Artistic Residence, a project which puts forward artistic and cultural proposals in the Ocupação Hotel Cambridge, an occupied building in downtown São Paulo. This project was the recipient of the 2016 APCA - Paulista Association of Art Critics of São Paulo award for ‘urban appropriation’; the Seminar: Thinking about Latin America | Political and Cultural Panorama (Videobrasil, São Paulo, 2017); the exhibition How to Remain Silent? (A4 Arts Foundation, Cape Town, 2017); Fracture Zone (ISEA2018, Durban, 2018); and the project Conversations in Gondwana, a platform of research, experimentation and studies in contemporary art between Africa and South America. Currently, she received the Temporada de Projetos 2018 prize to hold the exhibition From Silence to Memory at Paço das Artes (São Paulo, Brazil).
The participants of the Curatorial Intensive in Accra will each present their exhibition and project proposals they have developed throughout the course of the program.read more »