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.
Katy M. Reis is currently the curatorial assistant at the Wexner Center for the Arts at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Prior to moving to Columbus, she worked for the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC as the Exhibitions Officer as well as the Membership Director for Washington Project for the Arts, which at the time was still affiliated with the Corcoran. She has also recently written an essay included in the gallery guide for Six Solos: Gustavo Godoy and a brief essay on the work of Alyson Shotz for the NYFA Current online. Katy graduated in 2004 with a B.A. from Wake Forest University.
Artists have been organizing exhibitions throughout history; however, in the past two decades, a growing trend has involved the artist acting as curator for a museum exhibition—a more or less direct critique of institutional roles.read more »