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.
Valquíria Prates holds a degree in Linguistics and Literature, and a Master in Public Policies for Education and has been engaged in research at University of São Paulo since her graduation, when she started working at the Museum of Contemporary Art educational projects. In 2006, she’s founded |quadrado|, a studio that develops, implements and evaluates public programs for institutions and exhibitions, publications, exhibitions, artistic and educational projects with a focus on contemporary languages of arts and literature. The studio works in partnership with museums and cultural institutions in several Brazilian cities, collaborating in the creative process of exhibitions and actions. Among the projects she’s been engaged are: Museu de curiosidades pedagógicas, Colaboratório (CCSP-SP), Bibliotoca (SESC-SP), Arte à primeira vista (Caixa Cultural, Unifor, SESC, Palácio das Artes), 18th. Festival Videobrasil and FIU Joseph Beuys (SESC-Videobrasil), and Inflamável - Leonilson (MAC-CE). Currently, she is Curator of Public Programs at the Museum of Image and Sound of Rio de Janeiro (MIS-RJ).
Join ICI and the Fall 2014 Curatorial Intensive participants on Tuesday, September 30 for a public symposium where the participants will present their exhibition and project proposals.read more »