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.
Philip Tinari is director of the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing, China’s leading independent museum of contemporary art. Since 2009 he has also served as founding editor-in-chief of LEAP, the international art magazine of contemporary China. Tinari is a contributing editor to Artforum and adjunct professor at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts. Tinari is based in Beijing, China.
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 »