Jessica Baran

Jessica Baran is a poet, freelance art critic, and teacher, who has been the art writer for St. Louis’ alt-weekly, The Riverfront Times, since 2008. Baran currently co-directs fort gondo compound for the arts––a nonprofit alternative art space founded in 2002––which hosts a monthly poetry series alongside other multi-disciplinary programs. From 2008-12, Baran served as the Assistant Director of White Flag Projects, and has independently curated exhibitions on the work of Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt, Robert Gober, and Kerry James Marshall at various regional institutions. She has written for numerous publications, including, Art in America, Art Papers, the Awl, and BOMB Magazine; and is also the author of two books of ekphrastic poetry. Baran received her MFA in poetry writing from Washington University, Saint Louis, and her BA in fine art from Columbia University, New York.

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Summer 2013

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.

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2013 Summer Curatorial Intensive Symposium

Join ICI and the new Curatorial Intensive class on Tuesday, July 30 for a daylong public symposium where the participants will present new exhibition proposals.

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