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.
Ilhan Ozan is a curator, researcher and arts writer based in Istanbul. He received his Bachelor’s in Sociology from Marmara University and his Master’s in Philosophy and Social Thought from Istanbul Bilgi University, where he conducted his dissertation research on the relationship between art and politics in contemporary practices. Taking the background from social sciences and humanities, his interdisciplinary approach to art practice has been shaped from the perspectives of sociology, philosophy and art history. His field of interest consists of philosophical perspectives on art and aesthetics, art and politics, social change and culture, and historiography. He was previously Project Manager at Pilevneli Project, an art space in Istanbul, and writer in Istanbul Art News. He is a regular contributor to mest.org, an artist-centered online publication. He currently works in Research and Programs at SALT, Istanbul.