Talks / Workshops

Call For Applications: ICI Curatorial Intensive in Bogotá, Colombia

Bogotá, Colombia
17 Jun 2015 - 23 Jun 2015

Call For Applications: ICI Curatorial Intensive in Bogotá, Colombia

ICI Curatorial Intensive: Instituto Inhotim, Minas Gerais, Brazil, April 22–28, 2012.

Independent Curators International (ICI), in collaboration with the Gerencia de Artes Plásticas y Visuales of the Instituto Distrital de las Artes, presents the second Curatorial Intensive in Bogotá, Colombia from June 17–23, 2015.

This program marks the fifth iteration of ICI’s Curatorial Intensive in Latin America, following past Intensives in Minas Gerais, Brazil with Inhotim (2012); Buenos Aires, Argentina with MACBA (2013); Bogotá, Colombia with the Gerencia de Artes Plásticas y Visuales of the Instituto Distrital de las Artes (2013); and Mexico City, Mexico with Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo (2014). It will be the fourth program conducted entirely in Spanish, offering 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, as seminars and discussions will take place primarily in Spanish. Click here for information on the program in Spanish.

The Curatorial Intensive is designed to immerse participants in a rigorous schedule of seminars, conversations, and presentations that support the process of developing an idea for an exhibition or program into a full proposal. The program 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, and roundtable discussions will be led by a group of professionals that includes María del Carmen Carrión (Director of Public Programs & Research, ICI), Rosina Cazali (independent curator, Guatemala City), Gabriela Rangel (Director of Visual Arts and Curator at the Americas Society, New York), Mauricio Marcín (Curator, Museo El Eco, Mexico City), Renaud Proch (Executive Director, ICI), José Roca (Artistic Director, FLORA ars+natura, Bogotá), and Victor Manuel Rodríguez (independent curator and writer, Bogotá), among others.

Application guidelines 

12–14 applicants working internationally will be selected to participate in the Curatorial Intensive. The applicant must have 3+ years of curatorial experience. All applications must 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. To apply and for full application guidelines, visit ICI’s website. Applications should be submitted in Spanish.

Application deadline: May 1, 2015


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 are available and awarded based on merit. In addition, curators of Latin American origin based anywhere in the world, are eligible to apply for the kurimanzutto Scholarship for Latin American curators; this scholarship covers the full program fee as well as travel expenses. There are also scholarships available for Colombian curators who are based outside of Bogotá thanks to the support of the Ministerio de Cultura de Colombia. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please include a letter of motivation with your application.

For more information or questions, visit ICI’s website or email Maya Castro Gutiérrez at



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