International Forum

Members of the International Forum visited Moscow and St. Petersburg on the occasion of the grand opening of Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, June 2015.


The International Forum brings together an exclusive group of people who share ICI’s mission and global reach.

With behind-the-scenes access to ICI programs, select international exhibitions, biennials, and art fairs around the world, patrons of the Forum stay connected through ICI to the curators and artists who shape the contemporary art world. Global in scope, current members reside in cities all over the world from New York, Miami, and Chicago to Moscow, Beijing, Istanbul, and beyond. Join this unique group and support a truly international art organization with connections to 55 countries and access to the curators, artists, and art spaces that keep their finger on the pulse of contemporary art worldwide.

As a member you will have the opportunity to join ICI on exclusive trips in the U.S. and abroad. You will receive VIP access to some of the leading art fairs internationally, along with recommendations of what can’t be missed at leading art events and in select cities around the world.

In New York, the International Forum connects you directly to ICI’s programs through ICI Conversations, a series of exclusive events, studio visits, cocktails, and dinners with international curators and artists held throughout the year.

For up to the minute information on events and programs you will also receive ICI Quarterly, our patrons e-newsletter.



Patrons of the International Forum contribute $2,500 to ICI, which goes directly towards supporting the organization’s international programs. ICI is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and your donation is tax-deductible as a charitable contribution.

For more information contact Francisco Correa Cordero, Executive Coordinator at or (212) 254-8200 x125.



On Tuesday October 23, ICI hosted our 2018 Annual Benefit & Auction, bringing together collaborators and friends from around the world. Wassan Al-Khudhairi, Chief Curator of Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, presented Merve Elveren with the Independent Vision Curatorial Award (IVCA) and ICI Trustee Emerita Agnes Gund presented Emily Rauh Pulitzer with the Leo Award. The 2018 Leo Award was created by Sam Moyer.

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ICI Hosts Private Tour at The Whitney Museum

On Tuesday September 4, ICI kicked off the season with an exclusive program for ICI’s International Forum. Marcela Guerrero, ICI alumna and Assistant Curator at The Whitney Museum, led patrons on a private tour of Pacha, Llaquta, Washichay: Indigenous Space, Modern Architecture, New Art.

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Tour of Danh Vo at The Guggenheim

On Tuesday May 1, ICI hosted its annual International Forum Museum Tour to kick off Frieze New York. Katherine Brinson, The Guggenheim’s Daskalopoulos Curator of Contemporary Art, led patrons on a private tour of Danh Vo’s Take My Breath Away followed by a breakfast reception at The Wright, Guggenheim’s restaurant.

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Roya Sachs leads a tour at Lever House

On Tuesday evening, April 24, Roya Sachs, Curator for the Lever House Art Collection, gave a tour of Adam Pendleton’s site-specific installation for ICI’s International Forum and Leadership Council members.

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New York launch of Uri Aran Limited Edition hosted by Ann & Mel Schaffer

On Friday March 9 ICI trustees Ann & Mel Schaffer hosted a brunch reception in their Upper East Side home for the New York launch of Uri Aran’s edition in support of ICI and do it (in school).

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ICI Summer Cocktails at San Remo

On Wednesday, July 13, ICI invited colleagues, donors, alumni and friends to the annual Summer Cocktails event at the newly inaugurated San Remo cafe.

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On the occasion of TEFAF’s inaugural Spring fair in New York, Michael Plummer, Managing Director of TEFAF NEW YORK and Principal and Co-Founder of Artvest Partners LLC, greeted ICI patrons and gave a brief history of the organization before Luciano deMarsillac, VIP Relations for TEFAF, gave patrons a Latin American focussed tour.

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Lygia Pape at Met Breuer

On the occasion of Frieze NY 2017, ICI Trustee Sarina Tang organized a tour exclusively for all our Leadership Council and International Forum members of Lygia Pape: A Multitude of Forms at the Met Breuer. The tour was led by the exhibition’s organizer, Iria Candela, Estrellita B. Brodsky Curator of Latin American Art in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Met, Breakfast at Flora Café followed.

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ICI Patrons Events During Frieze Week

On Friday, May 6, ICI’s Independents and closest friends and colleagues met on Randall’s Island for brunch co-hosted once again with Frieze. The next day, we met for a spring picnic on Saturday, May 7, at NADA on the Basketball City pier.

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