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.
Viviana Checchia is a curator, critic, and PhD candidate at Loughborough University (UK). She lives in London and is the Co-Founder and Chief Curator of Vessel in Italy, a non-profit arts organization devoted to developing critical discourse around pertinent contemporary social, political, and economic issues. As Assistant Curator at Eastside Projects (UK) she researched and assisted in curating Abstract Cabinet Show (2009) and Liam Gillick Two Short Plays (2009). Her projects as an independent curator include In Dialogue at Nottingham Contemporary, UK (2012); There’s something to this (but I don’t know what it is) at Nitra Gallery, Slovakia (2010); and Giant Step, a collaboration with the Van Abbemuseum, Mostyn Gallery, and Galeria Labirynt (2012). She participated in the Gwangju Foundation Course for International Curators (2010) and the ICI Curatorial Intensive in Derry~Londonderry (2013). She is currently part of the Agora, 4th Athens Biennale curatorial team.
Developed by ICI in collaboration with Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) Derry~Londonderry, the Curatorial Intensive: From “Official History” to Underrepresented Narratives will examine the role of cultural production in addressing geopolitical landscapes and recent histories.read more »