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.
Alaina Claire Feldman
Alaina Claire Feldman is the Director / Curator of Mishkin Gallery at Baruch College, City University of New York (CUNY). At Mishkin Gallery she has organized the first New York institutional solo exhibitions of Nicolás Guagnini, Lamin Fofana, Minvera Cuevas, Lise Soskolne and more. She was previously Director of Exhibitions at Independent Curators International (ICI) where she curated the traveling exhibition “The Ocean After Nature” and co-curated “Publishing Against the Grain”, as well as produced and managed over twenty exhibitions with guest curators from around the world. Her projects have included long-term support of artists and of art histories often overlooked by traditional Western cannons. She has curated exhibitions at The Kitchen, Hugh Lane Dublin City Gallery, Zeitz MoCAA, CCA Lagos, TheCube Taipei, Anthology Film Archives, Participant Inc, Parsons / New School and more. She has lectured and taught at the University of Porto, The School of Visual Arts, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston/Tufts, Baruch CUNY, New York University, and the Center for Feminist Pedagogy. Her writing has appeared in Afterall, Contemporary&, Flash Art, Kaleidoscope, as well as a number of exhibition catalogues for artists such as Apichatpong Weerasethkul, Martha Wilson, Renata Poljak and more. Feldman is on the international advisory board of Casa São Roque Centro de Arte. She has previously held positions at May Revue and Reena Spaulings Fine Art.
Curator Zane Onckule will speak about the program of kim? Contemporary Art Centre in Riga, Latvia.read more »
The Ocean After Nature considers the ocean as a site reflecting the ecological, cultural, political, and economic realities of a globalized world through the work of twenty artists and collectives.read more »
In conjunction with the exhibition Martha Wilson, Performing, Re-enacting and Reacting will explore key complex issues surrounding the current tendency to re-perform historical works.read more »
The ICI exhibition Martha Wilson will return to New York City for a grand finale in 2015 as Performing Franklin Furnace and activate several sites across the city.read more »
Organized by Stephen Vitiello and Alaina Claire Feldman, New York’s Hidden Noise is a one night event at Anthology Film Archives investigating the history of experimental sound in the 1970s in New York.read more »
Organized from November 13–22, 2011 in association with the visual art performance organization Performa, the Curatorial Intensive will use the Performa 11 biennial as a platform to explore how curating performance art is being theorized and implemented today.read more »
Join us on Thursday, May 26th at 7:00 pm for a reading group with Pilot Press (Jen Kennedy and Liz Linden) a D.I.Y. feminist publishing house that provides a non-hierarchical, unedited, and uncensored look at the self-identified feminist community. This reading group will take place along side the current exhibition at Cleopatra’s titled, F is for Fake: The construction of femaleness by the US media, organized by Amanda Parmer.read more »
In summer 2011, 10–14 curators from around the world were selected to participate in the Curatorial Intensive for a rigorous 8-day schedule of workshops, discussions, critiques, and presentations, as well as site visits to local institutions, private collections and artists’ studios.read more »