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.
Allison Weisberg is the founder and Executive Director of Recess Activities, Inc., an emerging contemporary artists space in New York City. She received a BA from Wesleyan University and an MA in Visual Culture from New York University. Before founding Recess she worked in the Education Department at the Museum of Modern Art and then became Senior Coordinator of Youth and Community Programs at the Whitney Museum of American Art. As a painter, educator and arts practitioner Allison enjoys a unique personal connection to the contemporary arts that informs every aspect of her practice as Director of Recess.
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 »