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 Steiner is an independent curator, writer and researcher who lives and works in between Bogotá and New York. Her most recent project includes “Holes in Maps”, a group exhibition that challenges maps’ certainty and stability through themes of globalization, trade, mobility and borders at 601 Artspace in New York. She is part of the collective Good to Know where they organize curatorial projects such as “La Bodega y Más”, a storefront exhibition in the neighborhood of Little Havana in Miami, where participating artists activated abandoned local businesses that once occupied each space. She co-founded Espacio Odeon, a contemporary arts center housed in an abandoned landmark movie theater located in the city center of Bogotá. Upcoming projects includes a solo show of the Puerto Rican artist Jorge González in Bogotá as the result of a two-week field project in Santander, Colombia. Steiner is interested in interdisciplinary practices in contemporary art that involve mass media, music, social sciences, and archival research. Steiner studied Artes Plasticas at Universidad de Los Andes and has a Master’s Degree from New York University.
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 »