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 art and technology, feminism, rule-based art, performance and regional narrative. Since 2005 she has been a Director at bitforms gallery, a cutting edge space for contemporary art that specializes in new media and interdisciplinary practice. She was the Associate Producer of Lynn Hershman Leeson’s documentary “!Women Art Revolution” and has also organized exhibitions independently. Past projects include 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 2014, Blereau presented “Takeover!!”, an exhibition in Brooklyn featuring fourteen artists from the New Orleans artist-run gallery Good Children. In 2013 she 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.
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 »