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.
Shannon Ryan graduated from Wheaton College (Mass.) in 2010 with majors in Art History and English. She is currently a first-year student in the Visual Arts Administration at New York University and works in the studio of a decorative designer. She curated two digital exhibitions over the last year and, in the process, became interested in arts organizations’ use of new media, both practically and theoretically. Working with DISPATCH has allowed her to explore the benefits and implications of an arts journal located within a digital interface, expanding her research on arts organization’s deployment of new media.