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.
Maaike Lauwaert has been the visual arts curator at Stroom Den Haag, an independent centre for art and architecture in the Netherlands, for over a year. From 2003 on she has been writing about contemporary art for various magazines in the Netherlands and Belgium. She is also the secretary for an interest group for small Dutch art spaces called De Zaak Nu. Before starting at Stroom, she worked at the Mondriaan Foundation (a funding body) and completed a PhD. in cultural sciences at the University of Maastricht.
Participants in ICI’s fall Curatorial Intensive present new exhibition proposals in a daylong symposium.read more »