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.
Maria Fidel Regueros
Maria Fidel Regueros is currently the Co-Founder and Creative Director of ROOM by URBANART PROJECTS – an independent project and exhibition space in Johannesburg, South Africa. As an Exhibitions Curator and Visual Arts Project Manager, Regueros has been involved in numerous projects in South Africa and Zimbabwe. In 2002, she founded urbanart project, a creative collective whose portfolio of projects include: ... series of encounters - in conversation with artists, a project in response to the 1st Johannesburg Art Fair, in collaboration with Thembinkosi Goniwe and Andrew L Wessels in 2008. The project consisted of curating various presentations by artists participating in the art fair who were not represented by galleries. Regueros holds an Honors Degree in Presentation and re-representation of History from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, and a Major in Heritage Studies with a focus on Museums & Public Culture.
Developed by Independent Curators International in collaboration with the Bag Factory Artists’ Studios, the Curatorial Intensive: Contemporary Curatorial Practice will examine the pragmatics of organizing exhibitions, while addressing the specificities of curating in the African context.read more »