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.
Jennie Lamensdorf is Director and Curator of Time Equities Inc. Art-in-Buildings. Her work focuses on expanding audiences for the art of our time by bringing challenging and engaging work to non-traditional exhibition spaces. Recent exhibitions include solo shows with Claudia Chaseling, Caitlin Cherry, and Jebila Okongwu, and a two-person exhibition with Yashua Klos and Kambui Olujimi. Recent group shows include Venus Occults Jupiter, featuring works by Tamar Ettun, Sara Jimenez, Lily McElroy, Lily Cox Richard, Carolyn Salas, Markel Uriu, and Paula Wilson and Art/Work: An Exploration of Labor, which included Andrea Arrubla, Aram Han Sifuentes, Ben Thorp Brown, Frances Goodman, Jean Shin, Joiri Minaya, Michael Mandiberg, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Paul Anthony Smith, and Rodrigo Valenzuela.
Lamensdorf also works as an independent curator. Her most recent project, Hot Spots: Radioactivity and the Landscape, co-curated with Joan Linder, opens at the University of Buffalo Art Galleries in September 2018.
In 2016, Lamensdorf co-founded Forward Union, a coalition-building initiative connecting social justice organizations with artists and creative communities.
Lamensdorf is a Board Member of Art Omi in Ghent, NY and a member of the NurtureArt Advisory Board in Brooklyn, NY. She received a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a MA in Art History from the University of Texas at Austin. She is based in Brooklyn, NY.
The Curatorial Intensive participants of the 2018 New Orleans program will each present their project proposals that they have been developing over the course of the program.read more »