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.
Veronica Cordeiro is a curator and writer based in Montevideo, Uruguay. She studied Art History at Edinburgh University and has an MA in Visual Anthropology from Goldsmiths, University of London. Founder of surcontexto.org, an independent organisation devoted to research and curating in context within the field of contemporary South and Latin American art and history, her ongoing projects include Plato Crítico, an art criticism platform that takes place monthly in different galleries and museums in Montevideo; Inter/View, an audiovisual project with Dokumental collective that maps thought-processes through interviews with artists, curators, philosophers, writers, etc. Recent curatorships include two survey shows of Brazilian artist and filmmaker, Cao Guimarães (Le monde atmosphère at Galerie Xippas, Paris, 2011 and Inmersión Sensoria, residency followed by exhibition at SUBTE, Montevideo, 2010) and a six-week residency followed by an exhibition of new work by Rosângela Rennó in Montevideo, 2011-2012. Among her current projects are an exhibition of new work by Pablo Uribe (1962) and a retrospective of Ernesto Vila (1937). Recent publications include an interview with Rosângela Rennó for BES Photo 2012 (Lisbon) and an essay on the collective Alonso+craciun for Marcelina (2011, São Paulo). She writes regularly for exhibition catalogues and has published over 60 reviews, studios visits and essays in Art Nexus (Colombia), Arte y Parte (Valencia), trans>arts.cultures.media (NY), Trópico (SP), Marcelina (SP), among others. Cordeiro is the co-curator of the Urugay Pavilion at the 2013 Venice Biennial.
Following the widespread popularity and success of PROJECT 35, ICI is collaborating with 35 more international curators to produce PROJECT 35 VOLUME 2. This program of single-channel videos is selected by 35 international curators who each chose one work from an artist they think is important for audiences around the world to experience today.read more »
surcontexto is a contemporary art platform based in Montevideo, Uruguay, dedicated to generating projects that prioritize the production of knowledge and experience of curatorial and artistic practices today with its focus on South and Latin American art and culture.read more »
In summer 2011, 10–14 curators from around the world were selected to participate in the Curatorial Intensive for a rigorous 8-day schedule of workshops, discussions, critiques, and presentations, as well as site visits to local institutions, private collections and artists’ studios.read more »