Featured Events

  • Special Events SE: Highlights from the Annual Benefit & Auction

    On Tuesday November 19, 2013, Independent Curators International (ICI) hosted its Annual Benefit & Auction, Honoring Miuccia Prada and Germano Celant, raising over $600,000 in funds that will directly contribute to the global expansion of ICI’s exhibitions, public programs, educational intitiatives, and international networks of curatorial exchange.

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  • Special Events SE: International Forum

    Join the International Forum and let ICI become your gateway to exclusive, behind-the-scenes events with the people who shape contemporary art.

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  • Exhibition Related ER: CELEBRATE DO IT

    do it: the compendium, at the Park Avenue Armory, New York. The soiree was highlighted by the enactment of do it instructions by Uri Aran and Yoko Ono, a live performance by Burberry Acoustic musician Roo Panes, and DJ set by artist Eddie Peake. Photographer: Joe Schildhorn /Billy Farrell Agency

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How To Get Involved


Barney International Forum
Matthew Barney, De Lama Lamina. ICI trip to Inhotim, Brazil 2010.


Whether near or far, patrons of the newly launched International Forum can join ICI for travel opportunities, studio visits, and events throughout the year that draw from ICI’s international networks. You can enjoy travel and conversation with like-minded supporters while letting ICI guide and connect you with the curators, collectors, artists, and venues that are making a difference. Responsive to your personal schedule and location, ICI can provide private consultation on who to meet and what to see, and concierge services when you travel independently. In addition, you will stay tuned to the latest happenings through a quarterly Director’s Newsletter with recommendations of must-see, exhibitions, and projects.

Please contact Soojin Chang at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or by calling 212 254 8200 ext. 125 for further information and the opportunity to join the International Forum.


Support ICI by joining a network of art world professionals and enthusiasts who champion collaborations with artists through limited editions and studio visits and who directly contribute to the global expansion of ICI’s exhibitions, public programs, educational initiatives, and international networks of curatorial exchange.

Make a 100% tax deductible contribution to ICI’s Access Fund and receive:
· Invitations to and advance notice of ICI’s traveling exhibitions, special events, limited editions and programming around the globe
· ICI’s new semi-annual, printed brochure
· Subscription to ICI’s twice monthly Eblast, keeping you up to date of ICI’s programming and exhibitions
· 10% off on ICI’s 35-year history of exhibition catalogues and publications

The Access Fund currently has over 40 contributors who choose to directly support venues and curators who cannot otherwise take advantage of ICI’s programming. In 2010 alone, contributors to the Access Fund helped provide scholarships for emerging curators from Colombia, Singapore, Egypt, Albania, and Nigeria to come to New York City for ICI’s Curatorial Intensive training program, while directly supporting the presentation of ICI video exhibition Project 35 in Taiwan, Palestine, Albania, Nigeria, and Vietnam; and flexible, modular exhibition Documenta V in Lithuania and Latvia.

To become a Friend, donate any amount from $100, and a donation above $1,000 will get you individually named on ICI’s website and printed materials.

Help ICI send exhibitions to more diverse venues in more countries than ever in 2013 by becoming a Friend of ICI today.

Please contact Soojin Chang at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or by calling 212 254 8200 ext. 125 for more information or with questions.


We thank the following Trusts and Foundations:

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, CEC ArtsLink, The Cowles Charitable Trust, The Dedalus Foundation, The Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, The Hartfield Foundation, The Helena Rubinstein Foundation, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, The Liman Foundation, Lily Auchincloss Foundation, The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, The Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, The Toby D. Lewis Philanthropic Fund, and The Trust for Mutual Understanding.

On behalf of the ICI Board of Trustees, we thank all the individuals whose generous contributions have made ICI’s programs of exhibitions, events, publications, and training initiatives internationally possible:

Noreen and Ahmar Ahmad, Steven and Ann Ames, Douglas Baxter, Pat Bell, Michael Benevento, Jill and Richard Blanchard, Jackie and Irving Blum, William and Carol Browne, Ildiko and Gilbert Butler, Catherine Cahill and William Bernhard, Margaret Cogswell, Richard Coomber, Peggy Cooper Cafritz, Dorothy and Lewis Cullman, Gabriella De Ferrari, Jennie and Richard DeScherer, Robert and Linda Douglass, Edward R. Downe Jr., Dorothea Elkon, Lex and Marjorie Federbush, Hugh Freund, Emily Frick, Leslie Fritz and Jason Kraus, Larry Gagosian, Gail Garlick, Glenstone Foundation, Marian Goodman, Karyn Ginsberg Greenwald, Boyden Gray, Barbara Grodd, Regina Gross, Kate Gubelmann, Phyllis Hattis, Bruce Horten and Aaron Leiber, Phil Isles, Barbara Jakobson, Brenda and Howard Johnson, Joan and David Katsky, Ellen Kern, Michael L. Klein, Helen Kornblum, Peter and Jill Kraus, Patricia and Gerrity Lansing, Shawn and Peter Leibowitz, Memrie Lewis, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Vicky and Larry Lunt, Karen and Gerry Migliaccio, Karen Moore, Fernanda Niven, Anna and David Ogilvy, Mary and Howard Phipps, Jennifer Pomerantz, Jr., Bambi Putnam, Janelle Reiring, Sheila Johnson Robbins, Pamela Sanders, Denise and Andrew Saul, Laura and Jeff Schaffer, BZ and Michael Schwartz, Diane Solomon, Mari Spirito, Jeremy E. Steinke, Jerome L. Stern Family Foundation, Jennifer and David Stockman, Claudia Stone, Kippy Stroud, Nonie and John Sullivan, David Teiger, Barbara and Donald Tober, Joan and Paul Van der Grift, Susan Waterfall, Lorenzo and Stanley Weisman, Mr. and Mrs. Nigel Widdowson, James Yohe.

The Gerrit L. Lansing Education Fund:

In 2010, ICI created the Gerrit L. Lansing Education Fund in the memory of ICI’s long-time Chairman and friend. The fund was created to support education and training programs for curators, honoring what Gerrit identified as ICI’s central mission 25 years ago: “to enhance public appreciation of contemporary art through educational materials and activities included in ICI’s programs.” Enduring Gerrit’s legacy, the Fund has provided scholarships to Curatorial Intensive participants; contributed to making the Curator’s Perspective series possible; and supported the Now Museum, a four-day conference on the contemporary museum, organized by ICI, the PhD Program in Art History at CUNY Graduate Center, and the New Museum.

Special thanks to all those who gave to the Gerrit L. Lansing Education Fund, and in particular to our $1,000+ donors:

Anne Bass, Brook and Roger Berlind, Raymond Bermay, Leon and Debra Black, Melva Bucksbaum and Ray Learsy, Gale and Shelby Davis, Roberta and Steven Denning, Gordon and Jean Douglas, Lawrence Flinn, Jr., Bill Frist, Carol and Arthur Goldberg, Mrs. Robert Grace, Jeannie and T Grant, Peter and Laurie Grauer, Hunter Gray, Agnes Gund, Len and Fleur Harlan, Alex and Paul Herzan, Marlene Hess and James Zirin, Ann and Gilbert Kinney, Arlene and Robert Kogod, Wynn Kramarsky, Ken Kuchin, Ronald and Jo Carole Lauder, Evelyn and Leonard Lauder, Karne and Richard LeFrak, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Glenn and Susan Lowry, Michael Margitich, Marie and Jim Marlas, Liz and Arthur Martinez, Hank McNeill, Bee and Gregor Medinger, Mary Morgan and David Callard, Beverly and Peter Orthwein, The Overbrook Foundation, Mitchell and Emily Rales, Barbara and John Robinson, Beth Rudin DeWoody, Anna Marie and Robert Shapiro, Gillian and Bob Steel, Mickey and Leila Straus, David Teiger, Jeanne Thayer, Julie and Hans Utsch, Charlotte Weber, Diana and Billy Wister, Cecilia and Ira Wolfson, Virginia and Bagley Wright.