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.
Thaís Rivitti is an art critic and curator that lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil. As an art critic, Rivitti has contributed articles for various Brazilian magazines, including Bravo!, Número, and Ars. She has published books on contemporary Brazilian artists, such as Beatriz Milhazes, Carmela Gross, and Leda Catunda. Rivitti has worked at the Center for Research and Curation of Museum of Modern Art of São Paulo (2007), and on Monica Nador’s panoramic exhibition at the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo Museum (2010). She currently runs Ateliê 397, an independent art space in Vila Madalena, with Brazilian artist Marcelo Amorim. Ateliê 397 is a space dedicated to the circulation and production of contemporary art in the form of exhibitions, interdisciplinary events, video art sessions, performances, and happenings. In this space, Rivitti curated REC GRU with a collective of artists from Recife (in northeastern Brazil), and Where the River Ends with an artist collective from Pará (in northern Brazil). In addition, she organized Independent Spaces project, a national award-winning exhibition, which featured work of more than five independent arts spaces around Brazil. Rivitti served as editor for the following publications: Independent Spaces (2010) and Nino Cais: poems and songs. She is a co-collaborator with other young curators on the online magazine of art criticism, Maré.
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 »