The Curatorial Intensive


  • Curatorial Intensive: Summer 2011


    Program Dates: July 10-18, 2011
    Application Deadline: March 18, 2011

    Recognizing the need to support curatorial talent and provide low-cost practical training in the current economic climate, Independent Curators International (ICI) initiated the Curatorial Intensive — the first major short-course training program for emerging curators in the United States. Implemented in 2010, the Curatorial Intensive brings selected curators from around the world to New York for a 10-day, concentrated schedule of seminars, tutorials and meetings with ICI core faculty and guest lecturers consisting of leading artists, curators, critics, directors, and academics.

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  • International Research

    With Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative at The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage

    Seminar led by artists Olga Egorova and Dmitry Vilensky (Chto delat). October 13, 2010.

    This course, developed with the Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative (PEI), focuses on looking at how to extend networks and develop research practices that can enhance participants’ current curatorial practices.

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  • What Is Curating?

    December 14-16, 2010
    Mohile Parikh Center, Mumbai

    Installation views of Copyleft, the student organized exhibition developed through the course. December 16, 2010.

    What is the role of the curator? What do curators do, and how do they engage with artists, space, institutions, and audiences? What kinds of research into artists and their work do curators conduct? What are the concepts and models that they use in the making of exhibitions?

    This program, co-produced with the Mohile Parikh Center in Mumbai, examined an evolving definition of contemporary curatorial practice, shaped by institutional professionals, independent curators, and artists. Different curatorial models including solo and group exhibitions, film series, archives, and commissions will be considered and various contexts such as the museum, galleries, or festivals were examined. With group discussion, the local curatorial context was also mapped and explored.

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  • Curating in the Public Realm

    October 24-November 1, 2010
    New York, NY

    Curatorial Intensive Symposium. 16 Beaver. November 1, 2010

    Building on its history as a hub for curatorial ideas, ICI is supporting curators to develop exhibition proposals and create new professional networks.

    This October in New York ICI is organizing The Curatorial Intensive for emerging curators internationally who want to learn about curating in the public realm. From an open competition, 10-14 individuals will be selected to study with some of today’s leading practitioners working within the rapidly growing field known as public practice.

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  • The Curatorial Intensive: Summer 2010

    Curatorial Intensive orientation. June 6, 2010.

    Building on its history as a hub for curatorial ideas, ICI is supporting a new generation of curators to develop exhibition proposals.

    The first iteration of The Curatorial Intensive took place in June 2010 in New York for emerging curators. From an open competition, 17 individuals were selected to come to New York and work with some of today’s leading curators and artists. Through a rigorous schedule of workshops, discussions and critiques, as well as site visits to local institutions and artist’s studios, each participant was led through the process of developing an idea for an exhibition into a full exhibition proposal.

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The Curatorial Intensive is ICI’s short-term, low-cost training program that offers emerging curators the chance to develop their exhibition ideas and make connections to leaders in the field, providing the opportunity to forge new international networks through peer-group education. The Curatorial Intensive takes place twice annually in New York, and in other locations in conjunction with institutional partners worldwide.