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.
Laura Blereau is a curator and writer whose primary fields of interest include feminism, rule-based art, performance and regional narrative. A specialist in art and technology, she is a former Director of bitforms gallery nyc, a cutting edge space for contemporary art that specializes in new media and interdisciplinary practice. From 2005 to 2015 she organized hundreds of exhibitions with roster artists. Special projects included the group exhibitions Spazialismo, Touched, and World on a Wire at bitforms gallery, as well as the solo displays of Beryl Korot (2014) and Manfred Mohr (2013) at Art Basel in Switzerland. In 2016 Blereau joined the Hilliard University Art Museum, a state of the art 12,000 square foot exhibition space located on the campus of University of Louisiana at Lafayette. As museum curator she has produced numerous exhibitions, events, and publications that feature a wide range of artists - such as Richard Sexton, Shawne Major, Pierre Bonnard, Kate Clark, Tina Freeman, Willie Birch, Yun-Fei Ji, Philip Gould, Sandra Eula Lee and Gina Phillips. Blereau’s forthcoming curated exhibitions in Lafayette include Lin Emery: A Movement, 1957-2017 and John F. Simon: Automatic Drawings. Blereau holds an MFA in conceptual art from Pratt Institute and a BFA in painting and journalism from Louisiana State University. In 2013 she independently organized two solo exhibitions featuring Rashaad Newsome: King of Arms at the New Orleans Museum of Art, and Portraiture: Style and Ornament at the LSU Museum of Art in Baton Rouge. In 2014 she presented “Takeover!!”, an exhibition in Brooklyn featuring fourteen artists from the New Orleans artist-run gallery Good Children. Her credits also include Associate Producer of Lynn Hershman Leeson’s 2010 documentary “!Women Art Revolution.”
Manfred Mohr, a pioneering artist of the digital art genre, will speak about his practice with curator Laura Blereau.read more »
Participants in ICI’s fall Curatorial Intensive present new exhibition proposals in a daylong symposium.read more »