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.
Magda Lipska is a curator at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw. Her recent curatorial projects include, Dance Scene at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw (2013); Today’s Art Makes Tomorrow’s Poland at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw (2013); and Stage & Twist at the Tate Modern in London (2012). She is a co-founder of the research project “Performance as the Paradigm for the Arts,” researching the genealogies and historicity of performance art in Eastern Europe, established at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw in collaboration with Andre Lepecki, Associate Professor in Performance Studies, New York University. Lipska studied Cultural Sciences in Warsaw and Berlin, and Contemporary Art Theory at Goldsmiths College in London. She currently lives and works in Warsaw and London.
The exhibition Humans Come First takes as its point of departure the lesser known and researched tradition of performance art in Poland, starting in the 1960s and 70s.read more »
Focusing on new models for curating and exhibition development, ICI’s annual summer Curatorial Intensive offers curators the opportunity to meet colleagues from around the world and share ideas on how to push the parameters of their practice.read more »