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.
Michael Wellen is Assistant Curator of Latin American and Latino Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Wellen was Co-Curator and an essayist for Antonio Berni: Juanito and Ramona (The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2013) and Intersecting Modernities: Latin American Art from the Brillembourg Capriles Collection (The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2013). His essays were published in The New York Graphic Workshop: 1964–1970 (Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, 2009) and Geometry of Hope: Latin American Abstract Art from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection (Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, 2007). His writing has appeared in ArtNexus and Art Papers. In 2013, he was the keynote speaker for The Constellations Symposium at the Art Museum of the Americas in Washington, DC. He received his PhD in art history from the University of Texas at Austin in 2012, where he specialized in modern and contemporary art, criticism, and Cold War cultural exchanges between Latin America and the United States.
Join ICI and the Spring 2014 Curatorial Intensive on Tuesday, March 25 for a daylong public symposium where the participants will present the exhibition and project proposals that they have developed through the program.read more »
This March, Independent Curators International (ICI) produces the Curatorial Intensive: Considering Publics and Contexts, a ten-day professional development program that offers curators the opportunity to discuss, among colleagues, the concepts, logistics, and challenges of organizing exhibitions.read more »