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.
Victor Manuel Rodríguez
Victor Manuel Rodríguez has a PhD and an MA in Visual and Cultural Studies from the University of Rochester, NY, and an MA in Theory and History of Art from Goldsmiths’ College, University of London. He has been a professor of several Colombian universities such as Pedagogica, Nacional, Javeriana, and los Andes. He is a visiting professor at Universidad Andina in Quito, Ecuador. He has edited books and written articles regarding Latin American artistic and cultural practices. As an independent curator and queer activist, he co-created the artistic collective “Yo no soy esa” (I am not she), which he currently coordinates. Rodríguez was the Director of Arts, Culture, and Patrimony of the city administration of Bogota between 2005 and 2008. His book Cold War Legacies Otherwise: Latin American Artistic practices in Colonial Times will be released shortly. Currently, he is Vice Chancellor of Research and Social Projects at the Universidad Pedagogica Nacional.
ICI, in collaboration with the Gerencia de Artes Plásticas y Visuales of the Instituto Distrital de las Artes, presents the second Curatorial Intensive in Bogotá, Colombia.read more »