Independent Curators International (ICI) produces exhibitions, events, publications, research and training opportunities for curators and diverse audiences around the world. Established in 1975 and headquartered in New York, ICI is a hub that connects emerging and established curators, artists, and art spaces, forging international networks and generating new forms of collaborations. ICI provides access to the people and practices that are key to current developments in the field, inspiring fresh ways of seeing and contextualizing contemporary art.
Cecilia Alemani is the Donald R. Mullen, Jr. Curator and Director of High Line Art. Alemani was previously the curatorial director of X Initiative, a temporary nonprofit space that presented more than 50 varieties of initiatives, everything from traditional exhibitions and performances to site-specific installations and lectures. She recently curated No Soul for Sale- A Festival of Independents at the Tate Modern in London, and was curatorial advisor for the Frame Galleries, a section of the Frieze Art Fair. Additionally, she has edited several books such as The X Initiative Yearbook, Charley Independents, I’m Not There: New Art From Asia, Ragnar Kjartansson, Collecting Contemporary Art, and Activity.
Focusing on new models for curating and exhibition development, ICI’s annual summer Curatorial Intensive offers curators the opportunity to meet colleagues from around the world and share ideas on how to push the parameters of their practice.read more »
In summer 2011, 10–14 curators from around the world were selected to participate in the Curatorial Intensive for a rigorous 8-day schedule of workshops, discussions, critiques, and presentations, as well as site visits to local institutions, private collections and artists’ studios.read more »