ICI Curatorial Intensive: Developing Infrastructures for Art


From 3 August 2014 to 8 August 2014


Garage Education Center


3 – 8 August 2014
For Curatorial Intensive participants only


Admission is free
Saturday, 9 August 2014
1 session: 2:30 - 4:30 pm
2 session: 5:00 - 7:45 pm

Garage is collaborating with Independent Curators International to produce the first professional curatorial workshop in Russia for curators working around the world. Titled Developing Infrastructures for Art, this short-course training program will examine curatorial strategies for creatively building frameworks for art – from small-scale collaborative projects to new museums – that respond to the changing needs of artists and new art publics.

The Curatorial Intensive is designed to immerse participants in a rigorous schedule of seminars and presentations that support the process of developing an idea into a full exhibition or program proposal and is targeted toward self-motivated individuals – working independently or in institutions – who would spend a week together in intensive discussions around pressing issues and questions that arise for curators today.


Magalí Arriola (Curator, Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City), María del Carmen Carrión (Associate Director of Public Programs & Research, ICI, New York), Ekaterina Degot (Artistic Director of the Academy of the Arts of the World, Cologne), Kate Fowle (Chief Curator, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, and Director-at-Large, ICI, New York), Koyo Kouoh (Artistic Director, Raw Material Company, Dakar), Rasha Salti (Independent Curator and Writer, Beirut, and International Programmer, Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto), Sasha Obukhova (Head of the Research Department, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow), Renaud Proch (Executive Director, ICI, New York), and Georg Schöllhammer (Head of tranzit.at, Vienna)

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Liya Chechik (Russia, Jewish Museum & Tolerance Center), Rachel Dedman (Lebanon, independent curator), Naomi Hennig (Germany, Galerie im Turm), Ivan Isaev (Russia, independent curator), Kira Kheyfets (Russia, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art), Aaron Kohn (South Africa, Museum of African Design), Alexey Korsi (Russia, Stella Art Foundation), Boris Kostadinov (Austria, independent curator), Vera Roiter (Russia, Polytechnic Museum), Maria Stepkina (Russia, The Federal State Budget Institution of Culture of the State Museum and Exhibition Center ROSIZO), Megan Holly Witko (USA, Dia Art Foundation), Elena Yaichnikova (Russia, independent curator).

About Independent Curators International

ICI connects emerging and established curators, artists, and institutions to forge international networks and generate new forms of collaboration through the production of exhibitions, events, publications, and curatorial training. Headquartered in New York, the organization provides public access to the people and practices that are key to current developments in curating and exhibition-making around the world, inspiring fresh ways of seeing and contextualizing contemporary art. Since it was established in 1975, ICI has produced 128 traveling exhibitions and profiled the work of more than 3,700 artists and curators, working with 478 museums, university art galleries, and art centers in 49 states and 42 countries worldwide.