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.
Ksenija Orelj lives and works in Rijeka, Croatia as a curator. She currently works in the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rijeka as the curator of the collection of sculptures and the curator and program manager of the museum’s biennial projects (Quadrilateral Biennial, Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean – Croatian selection). As a freelance curator, Orelj works with young and emerging Croatian artists. From 2003–2009 she worked as an art critic for the Croatian newspapers for art and culture, Vijenac, and from 2008–2010 she occasionally contributed broadcasts on contemporary art for the Croatian Radio. Orelj received her MA in Art History in 2003 from the Faculty of Arts and Science, Zagreb, Croatia.
In summer 2011, 10–14 curators from around the world were selected to participate in the Curatorial Intensive for a rigorous 8-day schedule of workshops, discussions, critiques, and presentations, as well as site visits to local institutions, private collections and artists’ studios.read more »