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 and Curator of Mishkin Gallery at Baruch College, City University of New York (CUNY) where she has organized solo and group exhibitions, performances, readings and film screenings with artists such as Minerva Cuevas, Juan Downey, Lamin Fofana, Nicolás Guagnini, May Joseph, Zeena Parkins, Nicolas Premier, Jeff Preiss, Ho Tzu Nyen and more. She teaches Curatorial Praxis in Baruch’s MA Arts Administration program and holds a degree in Art History and Critical Visual Studies from Pratt Institute and Social and Environmental Justice Studies from the Graduate Center.
Her writing on art and political ecology has appeared in Afterall, Contemporary&, e-flux journal, Flash Art, PARSE, Texte Zur Kunst and in catalogues for museums around the world. She is the editor of The Ocean After Nature and Nicolás Guagnini: Theatre of the Self, and managing editor of the Apichatpong Weerasethkul Sourcebook. Previously curated exhibitions include Peter Fend: HACE SENTIDO (Embajada, San Juan, 2018 w TV GOV) a project interrogating the environmental predatory “shock doctrine” of a post-Maria Puerto Rico, as well as Cherchez la femme/Maso et Miso Vont en Bateau (The Kitchen, New York, 2012 and Space, London, 2014), featuring video works she translated from the Centre Audiovisual Simone de Beauvoir in Paris. She was previously Director of Exhibitions at Independent Curators International where she organized dozens of projects, including The Ocean After Nature, a traveling and modular exhibition presented at seven museums around the world. Her current research is concerned with display technologies that have contributed to the production of nature/ocean as material for consumption as well as the history of natural history, aquariums, critical animal studies, and collecting & collections.
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 »