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.
Tatiana Rais (Bogotá 1988) is the co-founder and current director of Espacio Odeón, an experimental contemporary art space in the historic center of Bogotá. Since 2011 she has overseen and helped organize and produce Espacio Odeón´s program—including all exhibitions, art fairs, public programs, theater productions and large scale events. She has also been in charge of fundraising, strategic relations and budget planning for the past eight years. She graduated in 2011 from Tufts University with a degree in Art History. Her previous experience includes working as assistant to Asher Remy Toledo, the co-founder of No Longer Empty in New York, where she helped coordinate the public program of the exhibits and, with a grant from Tufts University, developing an arts-education program in vulnerable communities in Colombia. She has worked as an independent film producer and as a script consultant in several projects. She has been invited to speak at several events, including Conexiones Culturales (Bogotá, 2017) and has published articles in publications such as The Guardian.
The Curatorial Intensive participants of the 2019 Cape Town program will each present their project proposals that they have been developing over the course of the program.read more »
This November, ICI will organize the Curatorial Intensive in Cape Town, South Africa in collaboration with the Institute for Creative Arts at the University of Cape Town. The program will coincide with Infecting the City, the longest running public arts festival in the country, curated by Jay Pather.read more »