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.
Tasja Langenbach studied Art History and Cultural Sciences in Erlangen and Leipzig, Germany and Barcelona, Spain. After working for the exhibition project MakingThings Public – Atmospheres of Democracy at the ZKM / Center for Arts and Media Karlsruhe, Germany, she held a position as gallery manager at Gallery Anita Beckers, Frankfurt, Germany. In the following years she curated the yearly film program of SoundTrack_Cologne / See the Sound in Cologne, Germany, formed part in diverse prize and program juries, contributed to catalogues and was responsible for the festival program auf Videonale - Festival for Video and Time-Based Arts, Bonn, Germany. Since 2012 she has been the Artistic Director of Videonale and to date was responsible for the festival editions no. 14-16. The 17th edition will take place in February 2019. Langenbach still periodically takes part in video and media art juries, curates video and film programs for different occasions and is teaching in the MA program Culture, Aesthetics, Media at the University for Applied Sciences in Dusseldorf.
Join ICI and the Fall 2013 Curatorial Intensive on Tuesday, October 15 for a daylong public symposium where the participants will present the exhibition and project proposals that they have developed through the program.read more »
Curating Time-Based Media is a ten-day professional development program that offers curators the opportunity to discuss, among colleagues, the concepts, logistics, and challenges of organizing exhibitions featuring durational art, installations, performance, dance, video, film, and sound art.read more »