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.
Kira Kheyfets (b. 1987) is an art historian, who graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University. In 2011 she started working at the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art as an intern in the education department. Since 2012, she has developed the education programs dedicated to the exhibitions, including: Temporary Architecture of Gorky Park: from Melnikov to Ban (2012), Museum of Everything. Exhibition №5 (2013), Jan Švankmajer’s Kunstkammer and Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg’s The Black Pot (2013). She is now working as a project manager and as an assistant curator of Garage Field Research project. Her research interests include contemporary art, psychology, spiritual practices, cultural mixing and appropriation, modern art theories and practices, and museum history.
This August, ICI, in collaboration with Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, produces the Curatorial Intensive: Developing Infrastructures for Art in Moscow, Russia.read more »