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.
Sasha Obukhova is an art historian, and since 2012, Head of the Research Department of Garage, Moscow. She previously held positions at the Moscow Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), State Tretyakov Gallery, and National Center for Contemporary Art. In 2000, Obukhova was part of the team that organized the permanent exhibition of 20th century Russian art at the Tretyakov Gallery. As a Co-Founder and Director of the Art Projects Foundation, she has also compiled an extensive archive of contemporary Russian art. Obukhova is a member of the Kandinsky Award expert board.