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.
Ruth Auerbach is a researcher on visual arts, a curator and contemporary art critic, and is currently director of the Sala Mendoza in Caracas, Venezuela. Since completing her studies at the Central University of Venezuela from 1981 to 1986, she has curated many exhibitions, with a particular focus on the presentation of contemporary art from Venezuela, including Trasatlántica, The America Non Representativa, Museo Alejandro Otero, Caracas (1994), Utópolis, Galería de Arte Nacional, Caracas (2001), Adán y Eva ya no viven aquí, anymore! (Adam and Eve no longer live here, anymore!), Houston Community College, Texas, as part of Fotofest (2002), Transatlantica: The America-Europa Non-Representativa, Museo de Arte Moderno Venezuela, (2005), and Double Perspective: 7 Contemporary Artists from Venezuela, Boliver Hall, London (2007) and Maddox Arts, London (2008). Auerbach has contributed articles to Gego: Obra Completa, 1955–1990, Eugenio Espinoza, and other catalogues and monographs.
Project 35 is a program of single-channel videos selected by 35 international curators who have each chosen one work by an artist that they think is important for audiences around the world to experience today. The resulting compendium is released in four installments and is presented simultaneously in an ever-expanding number of venues.read more »