Independent Curators International (ICI) supports the work of curators to help create stronger art communities through experimentation, collaboration, and international engagement. Curators are arts community leaders and organizers who champion artistic practice; build essential infrastructures and institutions; and generate public engagement with art. Our collaborative programs connect curators across generations, and across social, political and cultural borders. They form an international framework for sharing knowledge and resources — promoting cultural exchange, access to art, and public awareness for the curator’s role.
Amy Crum is an art historian and researcher based in New Orleans who specializes in contemporary art of the Americas. Crum received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2011 and shortly thereafter became the manager of dnj Gallery, where she oversaw a rigorous program of contemporary and historic photography exhibitions that included prominent artists such as Claude Cahun, William Eggleston, Robert Heineken, and Sally Mann. From 2013 to 2017, Crum served as the Curatorial Assistant to the Art of the Ancient Americas department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, during which time she was instrumental in developing, designing and implementing the international traveling exhibition, Picasso and Rivera: Conversations Across Time. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree at Tulane University where her research explores issues of site, self-image, and performativity in the work of Latinx and Latin American contemporary artists. In addition to her graduate studies, she also works as a curatorial intern for the New Orleans Museum of Art in the department for Modern and Contemporary art where she is researching and developing written interpretive material on the work of William Kentridge for the forthcoming exhibition, Bodies of Knowledge, which will open in June of 2019. For her most recent project, Crum is co-curating an exhibition with colleague and arts writer, Marjorie Rawle, that promotes the idea of home as a frame through which artists interrogate issues related to domesticity, labor, transnationalism, memory and site.
The Curatorial Intensive participants of the 2019 New Orleans program will each present their project proposals that they have been developing over the course of the program.read more »