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.
Özge Ersoy is Public Programmes Lead at Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong. Before joining AAA, she was Curator and Program Manager of collectorspace, Istanbul. She is also Managing Editor of m-est.org, an online publication conceived as an artist-centered initiative. Ersoy is Editor of “Fatma Bucak: I must say a word about fear” (2014), “telegenic” (with Ekberzade, SPOT, 2014), and “How to Begin? Envisioning the Impact of Guggenheim Abu Dhabi” (CCS Bard, 2010). She contributed to “Constituent Museum” (I’Internationale/Valiz, 2018), “Sarkis: Respiro” (İKSV, 2016), “Rethinking Contemporary Art and Multicultural Education” (New Museum, 2014), and “Speculation, Now” (Vera List Center/Duke Uni. Press, 2014). Her writings have been included in ArtAsiaPacific, Bidoun, Brand-New-Life, Domus, Modern Painters, and The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, among others. Ersoy holds an MA from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College. She lives and works in Hong Kong.
The Curatorial Seminar will focus on Istanbul as a case study, exploring a number of key issues that challenge our understanding of what constitutes an emerging art scene, the strengths and pitfalls of working within such a context…read more »
The public symposium in Istanbul will present the research of the following seven international curators brought together for the Curatorial Seminar: Özge Ersoy, Mónica Espinel, Nazli Gurlek, Olga Hatzidaki, Kate Brehme, Anna Santomauro, and Claire Shea.read more »
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 »