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The Curatorial Intensive – Instituto Inhotim

About Instituto Inhotim

Decreed a Civil Society Organization of Public Interest, Inhotim owns an art collection comprising of over 500 works by artists of national and international renown.

Instituto Inhotim, a Civil Society Organization of Public Interest based in Brazil, is a unique site that offers a broad ensemble of art collection comprising over 500 works, displayed outdoors as well as in both temporary and permanent galleries. Located inside a Botanical Garden of extraordinary beauty, Inhotim distinguishes itself from other museums by offering artists unique conditions for developing their art right inside the park. The 7-day program of Curatorial Intensive, organized with the collaboration of ICI, focused on case studies with artists who have produced works at Inhotim, as well as public panel discussions and closed-door seminars relating to context-specificity. The faculty includes Kate Fowle (Director, ICI); James Lingwood (Co-Director, Artangel), Rodrigo Moura (Curator, Inhotim); independent curators Victoria Noorthoorn and Adriano Pedrosa, Allan Schwartzman (Chief Curator, Inhotim), and Jochen Volz (Artistic Director, Inhotim). For further information about Instituto Inhotim:
inhotim.org.br

About the Participants

Two curators from Turkey, Övül Durmuşoğlu and Kevser Güler attended the training program at Instituto Inhotim with SAHA scholarships.

Born in İstanbul, Övül Durmuşoğlu completed her BA in Translation and Interpreting at Boğaziçi University and MFA at the Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design in Sabancı University. Durmuşoğlu was a participant of Critical Studies at Malmö Art Academy (2005-2006). She initiated and organized international street action performances and talk series Exociti. She is currently completing an internship at the Goethe Institut working for Maybe Education and Public Programs of dOCUMENTA (13). Born in 1983 in İzmir, Kevser Güler studied Industrial Engineering at Boğaziçi University and continues her masters degree in Philosophy at Istanbul Galatasaray University. Güler joined the Istanbul Biennial team in 2007, and still works for the biennial in the capacity of exhibition manager.

About ICI and The Curatorial Intensive

ICI connects emerging and established curators, artists, and institutions, to forge international networks and generate new forms of collaboration.

Headquartered in New York, Independent Curators International (ICI) is a small non-profit organization with a large purview. Over the last 35 years, ICI has produced 118 traveling exhibitions and profiled the work of more than 3,700 artists, working with 621 museums, university art galleries and art centers in 48 states and 29 countries worldwide. ICI produces exhibitions, events, publications, and training opportunities for diverse audiences around the world. A catalyst for independent thinking, ICI connects emerging and established curators, artists, and institutions, to forge international networks and generate new forms of collaboration. SAHA Association and ICI initiated a partnership in 2011. SAHA will be supporting the participation of curators who have been accepted to ICI’s training programs for a period of three years. SAHA’s collaboration with this internationally renowned institution of 35 years of experience has also resulted in the initiation of a “SAHA Research Grant” to provide an opportunity for the program’s alumni to continue their research. The Curatorial Intensive is ICI’s short-term program discussing the ways in which contemporary performance-art curatorship is being theorized and implemented today. 10-14 applicants are selected to participate in the Curatorial Intensive by ICI Committee to work with a faculty that includes leading artists, curators, and art historians. For further information on ICI and its training programs:
curatorsintl.org