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.
Wil Ruggiero is an art historian and curator based in Chicago, IL and works within modern and contemporary Latin American and Latinx art, new media, and socially engaged art practice. Of particular interest is the intersection between modern urban planning, technologies, and the aesthetics of the state within Latin America. He has held residencies at the Chicago Artist Coalition, the Chicago Cultural Center as well as organized and written for exhibitions throughout the city. He has presented his curatorial projects and art historical research at the Havana Biennial 2015 lateral projects, as well as the American Association of Geographers, and the College Art Association. He is currently developing a larger program and exhibition focusing on Venezuela and the political and cultural exchange between the petroleum industry, art production and material culture.
The Curatorial Intensive participants of the 2019 New Orleans program will each present their project proposals that they have been developing over the course of the program.read more »