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.
Leonardo Ramírez is a visual artist and curator. Since 1990 he has produced and curated over 120 exhibitions, supporting and disseminating art, as well as industrial, architectural and graphic design and other creative disciplines. His artwork has been exhibited in several museums and galleries in Mexico, the U.S., Italy, Canada, Portugal, Argentina, Spain, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates, among others. He has previously worked as coordinator of exhibitions and chief curator of the Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Director of Art Spaces at the University of Guanajuato, Curator of the arte 3 gallery in the city of León, Guanajuato, Curator of Exhibitions in several editions of the International Cervantino Festival, and guest curator of several art spaces in Mexico, Canada, and the U.S. He is founder of the group las muertas proyectos espaciales. Since 2008, he has served as Coordinator of Visual Arts of the Cultural Institute of León, CAVI.
This June, ICI, in collaboration with Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, will present a Curatorial Intensive in Mexico City––the third program conducted entirely in Spanish.read more »