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.
Mariana Lorenzi (b. Sao Paulo, 1983) has a degree in social communications from Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado - São Paulo (FAAP). Her interest in the art world began while living in Barcelona from 2005–07. Upon her return to Sao Paolo, she began working in the communications department at the Jewish Cultural Center. During her last year at the center, she assisted the programming curator with text for the exhibitions. In 2010, she moved to New York City, where she pursed a Masters in Art Politics at New York University. During the program, Lorenzi investigated issues related to performance, Minimal art, and alternative art spaces. In 2011, she trained in the Department of Drawings at MoMA, where she helped organize a retrospective on the Brazilian artist, Lygia Clark. Lorenzi returned to Sao Paolo in 2012, where she was part of the curatorial team for the 30th Sao Paulo Biennial. As of January 2013, she has been working on the reactivation of Casa do Povo, where she is responsible for the project programming.
Join ICI and the 2013 Bogotá Curatorial Intensive on Saturday, November 30 for a daylong public symposium where the participants will present the exhibition and project proposals that they have developed through the program.read more »