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.
Sina Najafi is editor-in-chief of Cabinet magazine and executive editor of Cabinet Books. Najafi has curated or co-curated a number of exhibitions and projects, including “School of Death” (Pompidou Center, 2016; Family Business, 2013), “A Collector’s Album of Traitors, Traders, Translators and Experientialists” (Sharjah Biennial, 2011), “The Bubble” (Canadian Centre for Architecture, 2010), “Jaime Davidoich: The Live Show!” (Cabinet, 2010), “The Museum of Projective Personality Testing” (Manifesta 7, Trento, 2008), “Sivan vs. Finkielkraut,” (Documenta, 2007), “Philosophical Toys” (Apex Art, 2005), and “Odd Lots: Revisiting Gordon Matta-Clark’s Fake Estates” (White Columns and Queens Museum of Art, 2005). Together with Jeffrey Kastner, he commissioned and edited the twenty-four essays in the catalogue for the 2013 Venice Biennale exhibition “The Encyclopedic Palace.” He is currently working on an exhibition on string as an artistic medium and, together with Joann Warsza, on an exhibition on Warren Niesluchowski and ontological homelessness.
Based on the traveling exhibition curated by Mary Ceruti, Matt Freedman, and Sina Najafi in 2003, The Paper Sculpture Manual is a downloadable, printable, and shareable manual of sculptures that can be assembled by YOU!read more »
This fall Independent Curators International (ICI) produces the Curatorial Intensive: Curating Beyond Exhibition-Making, the first short course to offer training to curators on the concepts and logistics of organizing public events, workshops and other discursive program formats.read more »