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.
Julie Niemi is an Assistant Curator of Exhibitions at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center (JMKAC) in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, where her primary focus is presenting the Arts Center’s collection of folk art, self-taught art, and artist-built environments. Taking this rich collection and its history as a starting point, she incorporates these works into accessible curatorial projects that explore contemporary themes and issues alongside emerging artists. Prior to joining JMKAC, she held positions as Curatorial Fellow at the Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo, Norway and as Communications Associate at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. She has provided editorial and marketing support for: RAM Publications, Los Angeles; Project Projects, New York; Inventory Press, New York; and East of Borneo, Los Angeles. She is holds an M.A. from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College.