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.
Herb Tam is the Curator and Director of Exhibitions at the Museum of Chinese in America, New York. He has previously served as the Associate Curator at Exit Art and the Acting Associate Curator at the Queens Museum of Art. While at Exit Art, he curated “New Mirrors: Painting in a Transparent World”; and co-curated “Summer Mixtape Volume 1,” an exhibition exploring the role of pop music in the work of emerging artists. In 2007, Tam curated “Jamaica, Queens Thing,” about the intersection between hip-hop and the crack cocaine epidemic. Tam was born in Hong Kong and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He received a BA in graphic design from San Jose State University and a MFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York.
Herb Tam led a closed-door think tank regarding curatorial work in culturally-specific museums.read more »
In this closed-door conversation organized by Herb Tam, curatorial colleagues in culturally-specific New York museums will discuss their specific strategies and program objectives for their museum’s exhibition program.read more »