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.
Cameron Shaw is a writer, editor, and Executive Director of Pelican Bomb, a nonprofit contemporary arts organization in New Orleans. Shaw received her B.A. in Art History from Yale University and has over twelve years of professional experience in the contemporary visual arts. As a writer, her articles, interviews, and essays have appeared in publications including The New York Times, Art in America, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and BOMB Magazine, as well as in books on Chris Ofili, Marcel Dzama, Keith Duncan, and other artists. She was awarded a Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant for Short-Form Writing in 2009 and is a 2016 Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Arts Writing Fellow. Before moving to New Orleans, Shaw was Research Manager at David Zwirner Gallery in New York, and she has worked in curatorial departments at the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Photo: Andres Gonzalez