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.
Jessica Baran is a poet, curator, critic and Associate Director of Curatorial and Program Development at Barrett Barrera Projects and projects+gallery. She has independently curated exhibitions of the work of Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt, Robert Gober and Kerry James Marshall, among many other artists. She has also written for numerous publications, including Artforum, Art in America, Flash Art and BOMB Magazine; and is the author of three books of ekphrastic poetry. Baran received her MFA in poetry writing from Washington University, St. Louis, and her BA in fine art from Columbia University, New York. Intermittantly, she lectures at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Art and St. Louis University’s Prison Arts & Education program.
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 »