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.
Carin Kuoni is Director/Curator of the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School. Under her directorship, the Vera List Center has developed into an internationally recognized public think tank and research lab on the role of the arts in fostering new modes of civic engagement. Kuoni curates a dynamic program of interdisciplinary public lectures, conferences, performances, and panel discussions focusing on themes of political urgency and broad resonance. An art historian by education and a curator and critic by practice, Kuoni was previously director of exhibitions at Independent Curators International (ICI) and director of the Swiss Institute New York. She has curated many international exhibitions, among them The Puppet Show (2008–2009, with Ingrid Schaffner), Vogue’ology (2010, with Arbert Santana Evisu and Robert Sember) and Post-Speculation (2014, with Prem Krishnamurthy). Kuoni is a founding member of the artists’ collective REPOhistory and director of SITAC XII in Mexico (2015).
Photo by Elias Oakes
Organized in collaboration with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, Ingrid Schaffner will present on the Carnegie International, 57th Edition, on view at the Carnegie Museum of Art from October 13, 2018 to March 25, 2019.read more »
This fall Independent Curators International (ICI) produces the Curatorial Intensive: Curating Beyond Exhibition-Making, the first short course to offer training to curators on the concepts and logistics of organizing public events, workshops and other discursive program formats.read more »
Thin Skin brings together some of the most interesting recent work involving malleable, inflatable materials.read more »