Independent Curators International

  • New York, United States
  • Est. 1975
  • Independent Curators International (ICI) produces exhibitions, events, publications, research and training opportunities for curators and diverse audiences around the world.


  • Independent Curators International
  • 401 Broadway
  • Suite 1620
  • New York, NY
  • United States
  • 10013


2015 Curatorial Residency in Budapest

Curator Residency in Collaboration with, in collaboration with Independent Curators International (ICI), is excited to announce a new three-week curatorial residency in Budapest between the end of April and mid-May in 2015.

The goal of the residency is to promote cultural exchange by exposing an emerging curator to artists and art professionals from Hungary, and creating professional connections internationally, in the spirit of the online platform. The selected curator will get the opportunity to experience and explore the local and regional art scene, in part through a number of organized or suggested events, such as:

  • International programs held in conjunction with the Off-Biennale Budapest.
  • Visits to art spaces and meetings with artists and art professionals in the frame of a personally tailored program, to be planned in close consultation with the selected curator

In addition, the selected curator will have the opportunity to develop a project or research proposal with feedback from a Senior Curator from the Ludwig Museum (or from a leading contemporary art institution in Budapest). The selected curator will also have the opportunity to organize a public program online or at the ICI Curatorial Hub in summer 2015, to present on his/her practice and the projects developed in Budapest.

Air travel and accommodation costs are covered by

Application Requirements

The residency is geared towards curators with 3-5 years of experience, based anywhere around the world and eager to learn from the Hungarian context.

Selection Criteria

The selection criteria are based upon the curator's professional practice, consisting of:
  • Curatorial Statement and CV on your profile
  • Application Proposal / Intent, describing the reason for applying and expected goal to be achieved through the residency.

About the Jury

  • Rona Kopeczky (Curator, Ludwig Museum)
  • Kimberly Kitada (Public Programs Coordinator, ICI)
  • Patrick Urwyler (Chief Art Officer,

This Open Call is not currently accepting applications.

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Application requirements & conditions:

  • Please read the CRITERIA section of this open call to be sure that your application meets the calls specific requirements.
  • Up to the open call deadline, you can change and update your profile and portfolio anytime, it will automatically be updated.


Application Period:

February 5, 2015 - March 13, 2015

Announcement Date:

April 3, 2015


Budapest, Hungary