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.
Lilian Fraiji is an independent curator and producer based in Manaus, Amazon, Brazil. She is the Co-Founder of Manifesta, an organization devoted to developing multidisciplinary contents involving Arts, Architecture, and Politics. She has collaborated on projects such as the New Curators Program, which focused on young curators was presented in São Paulo and Recife; and Terra Brasilis, an exhibition of Brazilian art showcased in Europalia Brussels. Fraiji has also organized several projects such as Lights from Amazon, which included the creation of a Pinacotheque for the State of Amazon; Elas, a photography exhibition on gender presented in Salvador and São Paulo; and LABVERDE: Art Experiences in the Amazon, a project bridging art and science produced inside the Amazon Rainforest. Fraiji received her degree in Communication from the Superior School of Marketing, a post-graduate degree in Cultural Policies from Barcelona University, and she holds an MA in Curating Arts from University Ramon Llull, Barcelona.
Join ICI and the Spring 2014 Curatorial Intensive on Tuesday, March 25 for a daylong public symposium where the participants will present the exhibition and project proposals that they have developed through the program.read more »
This March, Independent Curators International (ICI) produces the Curatorial Intensive: Considering Publics and Contexts, a ten-day professional development program that offers curators the opportunity to discuss, among colleagues, the concepts, logistics, and challenges of organizing exhibitions.read more »