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.
Richard Birkett is the newly appointed Curator of Artists Space. Birkett was a curator at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London from 2007-2010, where he organized exhibitions and events including Nought to Sixty, Talk Show, Calling Out Of Context and Billy Childish: Unknowable But Certain. He studied Fine Art at the Slade School of Fine Art and Goldsmiths College before running the non-profit gallery, Whitechapel Project Space, for six years. During this time he organized several projects as part of the Serpentine Gallery’s public program series. He has contributed texts to artist monographs and art magazines including Untitled and MAP.
In summer 2011, 10–14 curators from around the world were selected to participate in the Curatorial Intensive for a rigorous 8-day schedule of workshops, discussions, critiques, and presentations, as well as site visits to local institutions, private collections and artists’ studios.read more »