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.
Shasha Liu is an independent curator from Beijing. She received her MA in Curatorial Practice from California College of the Arts in San Francisco, CA in 2007. She was the Curatorial Fellow for Diversity in Arts in the Visual Arts Department at the Walker Art Center (2007–08). From 2009 to 2012, Liu served as the Director at F2 Gallery, located in the Caochangdi art district of Beijing. In February 2013, F2 Gallery relocated to Mayfair, London, changing to Fabien Fryns Fine Art, a gallery focusing on private advising as well as the promotion of established and emerging artists; Liu continues to act as the gallery’s Beijing representative. She has written for several publications including Beijinger Magazine, Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, Art Papers, and Map Magazine, among others.
Developed by ICI in collaboration with the Mori Art Museum, the Curatorial Intensive: What Does it Mean to be International? will examine the current state of the Asian contemporary art scene within the larger global context.read more »