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.
Sidd Perez is part of a two-person, Manila-based curatorial team, Planting Rice, with Lian Ladia (founded in 2011). Aside from curatorial projects featuring emerging artists and online and physical publications, Planting Rice aims to foster the rise of cross-pollination among artistic communities. Through their online platform, Plantingrice.com, the collaborative generates a resource of writings on current discussions and collaborations that are developing beyond available publications or mainstream spaces in the Philippines. Planting Rice’s previous exhibitions include: SPROUT, a project that investigated curatorial contributions in contested artistic communities; #studiovisit, which offered an intimate opportunity to engage with contemporary art practices within artists’ personal or self-regulated environments; and #offshoot, a program centered on guerrilla events and happenings, continuing Planting Rice’s interest in re-potentializing spaces and acknowledging that art production goes beyond the regular syntax of gallery programming.
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 »