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.
Vanini Belarmino joined the National Gallery Singapore as Assistant Director (Programmes) in November 2016. Her curatorial interest focuses on the productive potential of encounters by identifying and facilitating collaborations between artists across genres. The resulting works create new experiences by situating the body as an object in a museum or public space. Prior to the Gallery, she worked as an independent curator, producer and writer, and developed art initiatives in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. From 2011 2013, she curated the artistic programmes for ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands’ blockbuster exhibitions and was commissioned to curate site-specific and durational works for the inaugural year of ArtScience Late, 2014-2015. Vanini received academic training in theatre arts, art history, European cultural policy and management. She was a recipient of the Asian Cultural Council Fellowship in New York City in 2014
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 »