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.
Stjernstedt studied Art History at Lund University, Lund, Sweden, and is currently serving as artistic director at Kunstnernes Hus, in Oslo. He has curated and co-curated many exhibitions and projects including Oslo Contemporary Art Exhibition 2011: Akram Zaatari, Composition for Two Wings, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway, CODE SHARE 2009 (as part of “Vilnius — European Capital of Culture 2009”), Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, Lithuania 2009, Maria Lindberg (a retrospective), Futura Center for Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic, 2009, and Dak’Art: African Contemporary Art Biennale, Dakar, Senegal, 2008. He has worked with such prominent European Institutions as Turku Art Museum, Turku, Finland, Tranzit, Prague, Czech Republic, and Kunsthalle Bern, Berne, Switzerland, among many others. He has written art criticism for such notable publications as ArtForum, Flash Art, and Art + Text. Stjernstedt is currently living in Sweden.
Following the widespread popularity and success of PROJECT 35, ICI is collaborating with 35 more international curators to produce PROJECT 35 VOLUME 2. This program of single-channel videos is selected by 35 international curators who each chose one work from an artist they think is important for audiences around the world to experience today.read more »