Independent Curators International (ICI) supports the work of curators to help create stronger art communities through experimentation, collaboration, and international engagement. Curators are arts community leaders and organizers who champion artistic practice; build essential infrastructures and institutions; and generate public engagement with art. Our collaborative programs connect curators across generations, and across social, political and cultural borders. They form an international framework for sharing knowledge and resources — promoting cultural exchange, access to art, and public awareness for the curator’s role.
Aaron Levy is the founding Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Slought Foundation, which undertakes discursive projects that engage in contemporary debates about art, architecture, and social theory. He is known for his collaborative approach, exemplified by the Perpetual Peace Project, which explores prospects for reducing geopolitical conflict in partnership with the European Union National Institutes of Culture, the United Nations University, and other institutions. Levy has curated thematic exhibitions on the local level as well as internationally, including Into the Open, the official U.S. representation at La Biennale di Venezia (2008). He has worked closely with artists to encourage new models of display through exhibitions such as Gary Hill’s Art of Limina (2009), Braco Dimitrijevic’s The Casual Passer-By I Met (2008), and Osvaldo Romberg’s Theaters of Transparency at the Neue Galerie Graz and the ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe (2009).