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.
Manuela Moscoso is an independent curator based in New York, originally from Quito, Ecuador. Manuela specializes in commissioning new art projects and in curating group shows, and sees collaboration as integral to her practice. In the summer of 2010, she curated Even in the Quietest Moments at Vogt Gallery, NYC which engaged some aspects of Rivet’s research. In Spain, Manuela organized Before Everything, a large-format exhibition co-curated with Aimar Arriola at CA2M (Madrid), which focused on art production in Spain over the last 20 years. In December 2001, together with Patricia Esquivias, Manuela co-founded and directed los29enchufes, a curatorial project that started as an artist-run space that now operates as a sporadic curatorial collaboration. She also co-runs JULIO (http://www.thisisjulio.com), an online curatorial project that produces screenings (2008, Alba Cinema) as well as exhibitions (2010, Centro Cultural de São Paulo). In collaboration with SMAK (Belgium), Manuela produced and directed the first curatorial residency in Madrid in 2008. Manuela is currently the Queens Museum of Art Curatorial Fellow where she is co-curating the next Queens International Biennale 2012. She is also part of the curatorial team for the projects section in ARCO 2012. Manuela holds a Master’s Degree in Curatorial Studies from the Center for Curatorial Studies in Bard College and graduated with a BFA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design, London.
A series of closed-door reading group discussions on Speculative Realism at ICI throughout Spring 2012.read more »