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.
Nicholas Baume has been the Director and Chief Curator of Public Art Fund since 2009. Previously Baume was the Chief Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. During his tenure at the ICA, he directed the expansion of the museum’s artistic program including the transition into its award-winning new building and founding of its permanent collection. Baume launched the museum’s ongoing Momentum project series, featuring site-specific installations by emerging artists such as Carol Bove and Kader Attia. Baume also curated ICA’s inaugural exhibition in its new space, Super Vision (2006), which showcased 27 international artists.