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 the editor-in-chief of Cabinet magazine, a Brooklyn-based non-profit quarterly magazine of art and culture. Najafi has curated or co-curated a number of exhibitions including Philosophical Toys (apexart, 2005), Odd Lots: Revisiting Gordon Matta-Clark’s Fake Estates (White Columns and Queens Museum of Art, 2005), The Museum of Projective Personality Testing (Manifesta, 2008), The Bubble (Canadian Center for Architecture, 2009), and School of Death (Family Business, 2013). He studied Comparative Literature at Princeton, Columbia, and New York University.
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 »