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Independent Curators International (ICI) announce Curatorial Intensive in Bogota

Independent Curators International (ICI) announce Curatorial Intensive in Bogota on November 24–30, 2013.

Site visit to Pioneer Works in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Curatorial Intensive in New York, July 27, 2013. Photo: ICI.
Site visit to Pioneer Works in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Curatorial Intensive in New York, July 27, 2013. Photo: ICI.
This program marks the second Curatorial Intensive developed in Spanish by Independent Curators International (ICI). In collaboration with the Gerencia de Artes Plásticas y Visuales of the Instituto Distrital de las Artes, the Curatorial Intensive in Bogotá, Colombia will examine the developments of the curatorial field and the changing role of the curator, while exploring strategies and methodologies to develop programs and institutions, collection building, regional and international research, and the logistics of managing projects.

This Curatorial Intensive will offer Spanish-speaking curators the opportunity to meet colleagues from around the world, share ideas on how to push the parameters of their practice, and build a network for future collaborations. Applicants should be fluent in Spanish since seminars and discussions will take place in Spanish only.

Recognizing there are few opportunities for professionals to receive practical training and guidance while working full-time, the Curatorial Intensive is targeted toward self-motivated individuals—working independently or in institutions—who would benefit from a week of intensive conversations around the issues and questions that regularly arise for curators.

Seminars, site visits, individual meetings, reading sessions, and roundtable discussions will be led by a group of international professionals that includes María del Carmen Carrión (Associate Director of Public Programs & Research, ICI, New York), Jaime Cerón (Advisor of Visual Arts, Ministry of Culture, Bogotá), Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy (Curator, Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, New York), Charles Esche (Director, van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, and Curator, 31st Bienal de São Paulo), Solange Farkas (Director, Associação Cultural Videobrasil, São Paulo), Kate Fowle (Chief Curator, Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, and Director-at-Large, ICI), Chus Martínez (Chief Curator, El Museo del Barrio, New York), Lucas Ospina (artist and Professor of Visual Arts, University of Los Andes, Bogotá), José Roca (Estrellita B. Brodsky Adjunct Curator of Latin American Art, Tate Modern, London, and Artistic Director, FLORA ars+natura, Bogotá), and Miguel Ventura (artist, Mexico City).

Application guidelines
Visit ICI’s website to apply for the Curatorial Intensive online. All applications must be submitted in Spanish and include a 500-word description of an exhibition or program idea that the applicant would like help in developing. This description should outline the proposal concept and any artists that the applicant is considering. Also required are a current 250-word bio, a 500-word letter of intent, and a 300-word text that describes a recent curatorial project that has made an impact on the applicant.

Fees and scholarships
The program fee is 1,900 USD. Participants are also responsible for covering travel and accommodation expenses. A number of scholarship packages that subsidize or eliminate the program fees, accommodation, and travel expenses for participants are available and awarded based on merit. Scholarships for curators living and working in Colombia will be provided by the generous support of Instituto Distrital de las Artes and the Ministry of Culture of Colombia. Brazilian curators under the age of 35, living and working in Brazil, can apply for a scholarship that covers the program fee and supports travel and accommodation expenses. Scholarships for Turkish nationals will be supported by SAHA. Scholarships for Latin American curators will be provided by Fundación/Colección Jumex.

For more information, visit ICI’s website or email [email protected].