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.
Alice Heeren is a MA candidate in the Art History, Theory and Criticism department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, she is finishing her thesis entitled The Inhotim Institute: A Museum in Constant Transformation. She holds BFA in Printmaking and a BA in Art Education from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. Currently, her focus is in contemporary art institutions and museum architecture in Brazil.
The Now Museum: Contemporary Art, Curating Histories, Alternative Models conference, co-organized by the Ph.D. Program in Art History at the CUNY Graduate Center, Independent Curators International, and the New Museum, aims to tackle key questions around the museum as an institutional entity and contemporary art as an art historical category.read more »