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.
Heather Diack is Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at the University of Miami. Diack has curated a number of exhibitions independently and publishes regularly on contemporary art. She is currently working on the final manuscript for her book The Benefit of the Doubt: Regarding the Photographic Conditions of Conceptual Art, 1966-1973, and editing a volume on the critical conjunction between conceptual art and humor, based on a panel she co-chaired at the College Art Conference (CAA) in Los Angeles (2012), entitled “Conceptual Art as Comedic Practice.” She will also co-chair a session at the Royal College of Art, London in 2014, entitled “Curating Latinamericanismo: Recent Engagements with Latin American Art.” She has received awards and fellowships from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection of Modern Art, and the DAAD/Goethe Institute, among others. Diack received her PhD from the University of Toronto, and is a graduate of the Whitney Independent Study Program, New York.
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 »