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.



Trip to Russia
June 9–15

On occasion of the grand opening of the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, designed by Rem Koolhaas, ICI organized a unique patrons’ trip to Moscow and St. Petersburg. Revealing the realities and latest developments in Russian contemporary art and society, the experience included exclusive encounters with Dasha Zhukova, Anton Belov and Kate Fowle of Garage; with Moscow Biennial founder Joseph Backstein; artists Yuri Albert, Yuri Avvakumov; and many others.

Trip to Chicago + EXPO ART WEEK

September 17–20

Patrons joined ICI in Chicago for EXPO ART WEEK and took a tour of the art fair and the city’s cultural hot spots. Gained VIP Access to EXPO CHICAGO Art Fair, where ICI presented a selection of limited edition art works, including a sculpture by Jessica Stockholder. Connected with curators, artists and other ICI Collaborators at select events, gallery visits, and a private collection tour.



SoHo and the Lower East Side

September 26

Members of the International Forum started the New York fall art season with a tour of select galleries in the Lower East Side and SoHo before joining Dia Art Foundation’s Megan Holly Witko, an alumna of ICI’s Curatorial Intensive program, for a special access tour of Walter de Maria’s New York Earth Room and The Broken Kilometer.

Miami Luncheon

During Art Basel Miami Beach

December 3

Members of the International Forum joined ICI collaborators, Leadership Council members, the ICI Board of Trustees, guest curators, and artists at the Annual Miami Luncheon. Discovering ICI’s latest Limited Edition at NADA Miami, and let ICI guide them through the key moments of the Miami art fairs and events surrounding Art Basel Miami Beach.

*Programming announced via email throughout the year. Patrons’ trips subject to additional fees.



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.


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