The Independents



ICI connects curators, artists and art spaces to forge international networks and generate new forms of collaboration. THE INDEPENDENTS is an invitation-only membership group of dynamic individuals active in the contemporary art world that support the organization’s programs and vision for the future.

The Independents gain insights into new approaches to contemporary art and culture by connecting with emerging and established curators, artists, collectors, and leading figures in the art world. Through shared reading, educational programs, social events with ICI’s staff, Board of Trustees and other patrons, members are part of a truly international art organization with connections to 55 countries.

Through ICI, the Independents have access to programs and select events with international curators and artists, and remain connected to a global world of art, access to the curators, artists, and art spaces that keep their finger on the pulse of contemporary art worldwide.

The Independents nominate new members on a regular basis. Individuals are selected to join based on their creative contributions and dedication to the contemporary art world. For more information about the Independents, contact Manuela Paz at


Adam Abdalla
Todd von Ammon
Kristen Becker
Liddy Berman
Blair Brooks
Nikki Brown
Fischer Cherry
Bridget Donahue
Mary Garis
Sarah Goulet
Taymour Grahne
Astrid Hill
Jessica Hodin
Alixandra Hornyan
Heather Hubbs
Matthew Israel
Jeremiah Joseph
Jennifer Joy
Christine Kuan
Phyllis Lally Seevers
Sims Lansing
Kristen Lorello
Julia Lukacher
Carly Mark
Celine Mo
Josie Nash
Larry Ossei-Mensah
Christina Pacetti
Rita Pinto
Victoria Rogers
Thor Shannon
Tasha Sterling
Katharine Urbati
Dexter Wimberly


ICI Annual Summer Cocktails at Fort Gansevoort

On Tuesday, July 12, ICI’s closest friends and collaborators gathered at our annual Summer Cocktails event to celebrate ICI’s programming in New York City and around the world. Staff and guests caught up on this summer evening, and enjoyed drinks, fresh watermelon and BBQ! The event was hosted at Fort Gansevoort in the heart of the Meatpacking District.

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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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ICI Conversations: Sarah Braman

In March of 2016, ICI Independents and Board members were invited for a private artist talk and tour of You Are Everything

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ICI Annual Summer Cocktails at Artsy Headquarters

On Wednesday, July 15, ICI’s closest friends and collaborators joined us at our annual Summer Cocktails event to celebrate 40 years of ICI programming in New York City and around the world.

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