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.
Originally from Miami, Lynnette Miranda has worked at leading arts institutions including Creative Time, ART21, and the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2015, she coordinated three art conferences, including The Creative Time Summit: The Curriculum at both the Venice Biennale and at Brooklyn’s Boys and Girls High School, as well as ART21’s Creative Chemistries: Radical Practices for Art + Education at the Park Avenue Armory. In 2016, she was one of twelve participants in Independent Curators International’s Curatorial Intensive program in New Orleans and served as the 2016-2017 Curator in Residence at Charlotte Street Foundation in Kansas City. Currently, she is the Program Manager at United States Artists in Chicago and co-curates with the nomadic curatorial collective Present Futures. Miranda’s ongoing research focuses on the social and political role of contemporary art, critically examining social practice, contemporary craft, performance, and new media work. She is passionate about centering artists and practitioners of color, not only through representation, but through building support systems and redistribution of resources. Her writing has been published in Hyperallergic, Pelican Bomb, American Craft Magazine, Sixty Inches From Center, Chicago Artist Writers, KC Studio, Informality, and This is Tomorrow, Contemporary Art Magazine. Additionally, she has contributed writing to the exhibition catalogs Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp for Prospect New Orleans and Wanderlust: Actions, Traces, Journeys 1967–2017 published by MIT Press for the University of Buffalo Art Galleries.
The Curatorial Intensive participants for the 2016 New Orleans program will each present their exhibition and project proposals they have developed throughout the course of the week.read more »