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.
Selin Turam graduated from Central Saint Martins, with a BA in Curation, Communication and Criticism in Art & Design in 2010. After graduation, she returned to İstanbul and started working as an Assistant Coordinator in Pera Museum’s Contemporary Exhibitions section (2011-2012). After working in the museum for two years, Turam curated the exhibition “There” at Contemporary Istanbul in 2012 (Art Fair), which included 65 artists from the participating galleries. She has also worked as a freelance consultant / curator (Zilberman Gallery, CDA Projects, GAMA Gallery). After meeting Mari Spirito, (Director and Curator of Protocinema) in İstanbul, Turam has worked as the freelance Exhibitions Coordinator and Artist Liaison, for the exhibitions of Brian O’Connell, Jacob Kassay and Trevor Paglen, Ahmet Öğüt and Can Altay during the years 2012-2014. Selin Turam decided to challenge her experience with Art Fairs, worked as the Assistant to Creative Director (Stephane Ackermann)(2013-2014) at Art International Istanbul, where she was responsible for the Artistic Projects that took place within the Fair.
Participants of the Fall Curatorial Intensive will present their exhibition and project proposals, which they have been developing for the program.read more »