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.
From September 17-20, ICI will be at EXPO CHICAGO at the Navy Pier on Lake Michigan. Come visit us at Booth 101, where we will unveil our latest limited edition created by Jessica Stockholder: Two and Fro, 2015. ICI will also return to Chicago for an exclusive International Forum program, connecting with curators, artists, and other ICI Collaborators at select events, gallery visits, and a private collection tour.
August 12, 2015 @ EXPO CHICAGO
On Wednesday, November 18, ICI’s 40th Anniversary Benefit & Auction will mark a momentous milestone and celebrate our commitment to curatorial practice and contemporary art. Raise a glass to the future of the organization, to new programs and partnerships; join us at ArtBeam in Chelsea for a magical evening of celebrations, unique auction, and to honor Michael Govan with the Leo Award, and Beatrix Ruf with the Agnes Gund Curatorial Award.
June 29, 2015 @ New York City
On November 17 ICI hosted our Annual Benefit & Auction. We paid homage to ICI cofounders Susan Sollins and Nina Castelli Sundell. We honored Dimitris Daskalopoulos with the 2014 Leo Award, designed by Margaret Lee, and presented by Agnes Gund, ICI Trustee Emirita. We recognized Eva Barois De Caevel, selected by Nancy Spector to receive the 2014 Gerrit Lansing Independent Vision Curatorial Award.
November 17, 2014 @ Cunard Building, 25 Broadway
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
ICI’s extensive global presence would not be possible without the transformative role of the Leadership Council. Established in 2013, the visionary group develops new ideas that will elevate ICI to the next level. The members of the Leadership council share a passion for international perspectives on contemporary art, and recognize the need for strong regional networks of curators and art spaces within ICI’s global scope. In this way, the Council works together with ICI to nurture the curatorial network from the inside out, and establishes the crucial foundations for the future of international exchange.READ MORE »
Whether near or far, patrons of the International Forum are invited to join ICI for exclusive, behind-the-scenes programs, including travel opportunities, studio visits, and events throughout the year drawing from ICI’s international network. International Forum members are connected by ICI to the leading curators, collectors, artists, and institutions that are making a difference in shaping contemporary art today.READ MORE »
ICI gives you access to the people – artists, curators, critics, collectors, and museum directors – that are key to current developments in art, curating, and exhibition-making today. Thought-provoking events, such as the ICI Conversations series, bring you an insider's perspective on ICI, your access point to contemporary art around the world.READ MORE »
Support ICI by joining a network of dedicated patrons, art world professionals and enthusiasts who champion contemporary art and international collaborations. Your donation directly contributes to the production of ICI’s exhibitions, events, research and training programs, and publications, and helps forging a strong international network for curatorial exchange.
Make a fully tax-deductible contribution to ICI today, or choose to contribute to ICI’s Access Fund, or the Gerrit Lansing Education Fund.
Please contact Jenn Hyland at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 212 254 8200 ext.123 for more information.
Join ICI’s network of supporters, and help building a dynamic international exchange platform for the curators, artists and art spaces who advance art practice in the 21st century: donate any amount towards the production of exhibitions, events, training programs, research initiatives and publications; or contribute to the Access Fund, or the Gerrit Lansing Education Fund.
ici access fund
The Access Fund supports under-funded venues and curators from around the world who cannot otherwise take advantage of ICI’s programming. Since it was established in 2009, the Fund has made possible the presentation of ICI exhibitions at venues around the world, and provided scholarships for emerging curators, enabling them to attend the Curatorial Intensive.
GERRIT LANSING EDUCATIONAL FUND
The Gerrit Lansing Education Fund was established in 2010 to honor ICI’s founding chairman and his strong belief that the future of the organization’s success is rooted in educational activities for broad publics internationally. Enduring Gerrit’s legacy, the Fund has contributed to ICI’s public programs and supported a new generation of curators through Curatorial Intensive scholarships and the Independent Vision Award.
We thank the following Trusts and Foundations:
Asian Cultural Council, Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, Cowles Foundation, Dedalus Foundation, Hartfield Foundation, SAHA Dernegi Foundation, Robert Lehman Foundation, Fundacion Jumex A.C., The Liman Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund.
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, research and training initiatives internationally possible:
Phillip Aarons, Henri Barguirgjian, Barbara Berger, Peter Brant, Rena G. Bransten, Jason Briggs, Elizabeth Fiore, Maxine and Stuart Frankel, Alexandra Isles, Dong Eun Kim, Hugh Freund, Arthur & Carol Goldberg, Stephen and Marilyn Greene, Agnes Gund, Marlene Hess & Jim Zirin, Sofia Hernandez, Alexandra & Paul Herzan, Katy Homans, Howard & Michael Jacobs, Rashid Johnson, Sean Johnson, kurimanzutto, Michael Klein, Jo Carole Lauder, Toby Devan Lewis, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Fabiana Lopes, Michele Maccarone, Charley Moss, Nancy Portnoy, Gerald & Louise Puschel, Tracey and Phillip Riese, Carol Rollo, Irving Sandler, Michael A. Sanzone, Stephanie Seymour, Mickey & Leila Straus, Halsey Stebbins, Andrew & Dana Stone, John Sullivan, Laura Skoler, Barbara Schwartz, Mary Anne Talotta, David Teiger, Juan Carlos Verme, Mercedes Villardell, Jill and Josh Tarnow, Svetlana Kuzmicheva-Uspenskaya, Virginia B. Wright, Andrew Zarnett, Dasha Zhukova, and Christian Zugel.