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.
Kukiko Nobori is a researcher and an independent curator. She is currently a PhD candidate in Anthropology at the School of Human Sciences, Osaka University, Japan. Having studied and worked internationally in such countries as Japan, the US, Romania, Bulgaria, the Netherlands, France, and Poland, Nobori analyzes and questions contemporary art practices in the face of globalization from an anthropological and sociological viewpoint. She co-curated Franklin Furnace Artists’ Book Collection at Book Art Picnic, held in Osaka (2009). While working at Kronika Contemporary Art Center (Bytom, Poland), Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, and Franklin Furnace Archive. Inc., she was involved in various public art projects such as Johannes Burr’s KREDYT #6 (2010), Warsaw Under Construction (2010), Museum Under Construction (2012), and Chin Chih Yang’s Kill Me or Change (2012). She is currently preparing her PhD thesis on the topic of alternative art spaces in 1970s New York. Her recent articles include “Art Biennial of ‘Europe’ and ‘Asia’: Comparison Between Manifesta European Art Biennial and Fukuoka Asian Triennale (2010, MA thesis), “Anthropological Study on ‘Contemporary Art’ – in the case of making installation art – ” (2011), and “A Study on Art Management of the Alternative Art Space: A Case Study of Non-Profit Art Organization Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc. in New York” (2013 to be published).
Developed by ICI in collaboration with the Mori Art Museum, the Curatorial Intensive: What Does it Mean to be International? will examine the current state of the Asian contemporary art scene within the larger global context.read more »