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.
Yulia Aksenova was born in Russia and currently lives and works in Moscow as curator of the Center of Contemporary Culture GARAGE, where she organizes shows of both Russian and international art. Aksenova previously ran the education program at the center, developing a series of symposia, discussions, and master classes. Prior to this, she worked at the State Tretyakov Gallery and worked on independent curatorial projects in various non-profit institutions in Moscow. Aksenova holds an MA in Art History from the Russian State University of the Humanities. In 2008 she graduated from the de Appel Curatorial Training Program.
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 »