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.
Marisol Rodríguez (Ciudad de México, 1984) is a writer, editor and curator in the crossroads of cultural history, popular culture and contemporary art. She is a researcher of Mexican comics and the intersections between comics and art, having lectured, published and curated internationally on the subject. She currently lives in Paris, where she is director of gb agency. She combines this work with her own independent projects, most recently as guest curator of the 13th Dakar Biennale under the artistic direction of Simon Njami. In 2015 she was a fellow of the cultural journalism program at the FNPI, Fundación Gabriel García Márquez Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano in Colombia; in 2016 she was a fellow of Independent Curators International’s Curatorial Intensive in Dakar. She holds a Masters in Culture, Criticism and Curation from Central Saint Martins.
The participants of Curatorial Intensive in Dakar will each present their exhibition and project proposals they have workshopped throughout the course of the week.read more »