Independent Curators International (ICI) supports the work of curators to help create stronger art communities through experimentation, collaboration, and international engagement. Curators are arts community leaders and organizers who champion artistic practice; build essential infrastructures and institutions; and generate public engagement with art. Our collaborative programs connect curators across generations, and across social, political and cultural borders. They form an international framework for sharing knowledge and resources — promoting cultural exchange, access to art, and public awareness for the curator’s role.
Larissa Harris is Curator at the Queens Museum, where she has organized a variety of exhibitions, such as “Red Lines Housing Crisis Learning Center” with Damon Rich and the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) (2009); the first US museum show of Korean artist Sung Hwan Kim (2011); QM’s biennial, “Queens International 2012”; a retrospective and new projects with the performance group Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD) (2014); and a major new work with Mexican artist Pedro Reyes, The People’s United Nations (pUN) (2013–14). In addition, she helped organize a studio and artist services program at the Queens Museum, and an artist residency in Corona, Queens. Most recently she organized 13 Most Wanted Men: Andy Warhol and the 1964 World’s Fair in partnership with the Andy Warhol Museum. This exhibition will travel to AWM in September 2014.
In conjunction with EXPO CHICAGO, ICI is organizing the second Curatorial Forum program for curators to discuss critical issues relating to curating, programming, institution-building, and audience engagement within the context of global exhibitions.read more »