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.
Lauren Schell Dickens
Lauren Schell Dickens is the former Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. She has held curatorial positions at the Dallas Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Jewish Museum of Art. Past exhibitions include Hank Willis Thomas’ Question Bridge: Black Males, Corcoran Gallery of Art (2013); How is the World? Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Photography, Corcoran Gallery of Art (2013); 2x2: Wafaa Yasin, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA (2012); The Danube Exodus: The Rippling Currents of the River, a project by Péter Forgács and The Labyrinth Project, The Jewish Museum, NY (2009); A Conflicted State, ISE Cultural Foundation, NY (2009); and There is no synonym for hope, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY (2008). Lauren has organized performances in public spaces with artists including Renee Rendine, Mary Coble, iona ROZEAL brown, and Andrea Fraser. Lauren is a curatorial consultant with the National Gallery of Art, and a member of Kunsthalle Galapagos, a curatorial collaborative of curators and artists active in Brooklyn. She holds a BA in American Studies from Yale University, and an MA in Modern Art: Critical Studies from Columbia University. She is currently based in Washington D.C.
In January 2015, ICI, in collaboration with Prospect New Orleans and CAC New Orleans, presents the inaugural Curatorial Intensive in New Orleans.read more »
Join the Curatorial Intensive participants on January 24, 2015 for a public symposium at CAC New Orleans.read more »