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 Azevedo graduated from FAAP in São Paulo, Brazil, with a Bachelors degree in Social Communication in 2004. Mariana worked for three years at the Jewish Cultural Center, where her interest in curating exhibitions and cultural events developed. In 2010, she moved to New York where she is currently seeking her M.A. in Arts Politics at NYU. For this field of study she is currently conducting research on Brazilian artists that showed in New York in the last 10 years.