Independent Curators International (ICI) produces exhibitions, events, training opportunities, research initiatives, and publications for curators and audiences around the world. Established in 1975, ICI is headquartered in New York, but active around the world. ICI’s programs are presented and often developed in partnership with art institutions across the globe, therefore encouraging new infrastructures for art practice internationally, and inspiring fresh ways of seeing and contextualizing contemporary art.
Transformazium, comprised of Leslie Stem, Caledonia Curry, Ruthie Stringer and Dana Bishop-Root, is a collaborative project located just outside of Pittsburgh, PA in a neighborhood that has experienced economic and demographic changes resulting from the loss of industry in the region. Transformazium aims to use the tools of the artist to call attention to existing wealth and strength in a place that is often considered under-resourced; to meet practical needs for information, communication and resource exchange among residents of a neighborhood and between neighborhoods; offer art and design consultation as a means for residents of a neighborhood to exercise critical aesthetic agency; exchange models of action and facilitate communication between neighborhoods and communities facing similar challenges.