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.
Luis Camnitzer is a Uruguayan artist residing in the U.S. since 1964. He graduated in sculpture from the Escuela Bellas Artes of the University of Uruguay, and studied architecture in the School of Architecture at the same university. An emeritus professor of the State University of New York, and also a former Viewing Program Curator for the Drawing Center in New York, he is presently the pedagogical advisor for the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection. He is the recipient of two Guggenheim Fellowships (1961 and 1982), the Frank Jewett Mather Award, College Art Association (2011), the Printmaker Emeritus Award of the Southern Graphics Council International (2011) and the Skowhegan Medal (2012). His work has been exhibited in several international exhibitions, including the Venice Biennial (1988 where he represented Uruguay with a one- person show), the Whitney Biennial (2000), and Documenta XI (2002). His work is in over thirty museum collections, among them the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Tate Modern, London; and the Museo de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba. A major anthological exhibition that started in the Daros Museum, Zurich, in 2010, is presently traveling through ten venues around the world. Camnitzer has written several publications, such as “New Art of Cuba,” “Conceptualism in Latin American Art: Didactics of Liberation” and “On Art, Artists, Latin America and Other Utopias,” all published by University of Texas Press. His work is represented by Alexander Gray Associates in New York, Galerie Aanant & Zoo in Berlin, and Galería Parra & Romero in Madrid.
This fall Independent Curators International (ICI) produces the Curatorial Intensive: Curating Beyond Exhibition-Making, the first short course to offer training to curators on the concepts and logistics of organizing public events, workshops and other discursive program formats.read more »