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.
Sergio Edelsztein is an independent curator based in Tel Aviv, Israel. After studying at Tel Aviv University (1976–85), Edelsztein founded and directed Artifact Gallery in Tel Aviv (1987–95), and in 1998 he founded and became director and chief curator of the Center for Contemporary Art (CCA), also in Tel Aviv. At CCA, he curated seven Performance Art Biennials and four International Video Art Biennials (Video Zone), as well as numerous experimental and video art screenings, retrospectives, and performance events there and elsewhere in Israel. Since 1995, Edelsztein has curated exhibitions and video programs in Spain, China, the U.K., and other nations, as well as the Israeli exhibition at the 24th São Paulo Bienal in 1998 and the Israeli Pavilion at the 51st Venice Biennale in 2005. He has also lectured and written extensively for exhibition catalogues, web sites, and various magazines and journals.
On Thursday, May 27, Sergio Edelsztein will speak on political activism in Israeli video art in conversation with Kate Fowle, ICI’s executive director.read more »
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 »