ICI Curatorial Intensive Fall, 2012

Selected as participant at Independent Curators International Curatorial Intensive Training, Fall 2012 with SAHA scholarship.

ICI – Curating Beyond Exhibition Making

This fall, Independent Curators International (ICI) is producing the Curatorial Intensive: Curating Beyond Exhibition Making, the first short course to offer training to curators on the concepts and logistics of organizing public events, workshops, and other discursive program formats. Topics under discussion will include new formats for durational pedagogical projects and the production of events and curatorial publications, as well as more traditional museum education models. Central to all sessions will be discussions discerning audience and publics, and the consideration of time and space in relation to programming.

Recognizing there are few opportunities for professionals to receive practical training and guidance while also working, the Curatorial Intensive is targeted toward self-motivated individuals—working independently or in institutions—who would benefit from a week of intensive conversations around issues and questions that arise for curators. These range from the pragmatics of developing a program and building working relationships with artists, to the theoretical aspects of understanding how to turn a concept into a project and effectively communicate ideas.

This Intensive is developed in collaboration with Dominic Willsdon (Leanne and George Roberts Curator of Education and Public Programs, SF MoMA). Other Faculty and advisors include Sarah Hromack (Head of Digital Media, Whitney Museum of American Art), Brian Kuan Wood (Editor, e-flux journal), Carin Kuoni (Director, Vera List Center for Art and Politics, The New School), Sina Najafi (Editor-in-Chief, Cabinet Magazine), Sofía Olascoaga (independent curator and educator), and Sally Tallant (Artistic Director, Liverpool Biennial).


Deena Chalabi, Jennifer Davis, Shlomit Dror, Emily Garner, Pablo Guardiola, Olga Sureda Guasch, Maiza Hixson, Fatima Hussain, Georgie Meagher, Anne Reeve, Rosana Sancin, Eric Golo Stone, Fatos Ustek, Didem Yazici, Vanini Belarmino