ICI and MACBA announce the CURATORIAL INTENSIVE in Argentina

MACBA - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires
May 22, 2013 3:30PM


Program Dates: August 18–24, 2013

Application deadline: June 24, 2013

Developed by ICI in collaboration with MACBA - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires, the Curatorial Intensive: On Curating, Between Theory and Practice will examine the developments of the curatorial field and the changing role of the curator, while exploring research-based initiatives, independent projects, collections and institutional building, and new financial architectures, among other topics.

This program marks the first Curatorial Intensive that ICI has developed 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 since seminars and discussions will take place in Spanish only (translation to Spanish will be provided for presentations given by English-speaking faculty).

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.

On the occasion of this Intensive, ICI and MACBA will publish a reader with key essays on curatorial practice, many of which have not been translated into Spanish before.

Seminars, site visits, individual meetings, and roundtable discussions will be led by a group of international professionals that includes: Magalí Arriola (Chief Curator, Fundación/Colección Jumex, Ecatepec de Morelos, Mexico), Naomi Beckwith(Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago), Abraham Cruzvillegas (artist),María del Carmen Carrión (Associate Director of Public Programs & Research, ICI, New York), Ana Longoni (independent curator and researcher), Michelle Marxuach(Co-director and Co-founder, Beta-Local, San Juan), Renaud Proch (Executive Director, ICI), and Agustín Pérez Rubio (independent curator and art critic).Application guidelinesAll applications must be submitted in Spanish and include a 300-word description of a 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 are available and awarded based on merit. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please include a letter of motivation with your application. Scholarships for Latin American curators are supported by the Jumex Collection. Mexican curators can apply for a scholarship supported by kurimanzutto.

For more information or questions, email [email protected]. No phone calls, please.

About the Curatorial IntensiveThe Curatorial Intensive is ICI’s short-term, low-cost training program that offers 12–14 curators the chance to develop project ideas and make connections with professionals in the field. It also provides the invaluable opportunity for peer-group education, forging new networks internationally. The Curatorial Intensive takes place twice annually in New York, and in other locations in conjunction with institutional partners worldwide. 

About MACBA - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos AiresMACBA opened to the public on September 1, 2012 in San Telmo. Its mission is to acquire, preserve, investigate, document, communicate, and exhibit national and international contemporary art. Its intention is to become a forum for reflection and access to the different trends in contemporary art and, in particular, geometric abstraction, given its local and global historical importance. This tendency marks the profile of its collection and will be its primary object of study and research. Education through art and social inclusion it’s also its objective in the short and the long term.

MACBA - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires