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.
Amy L. Powell
Amy L. Powell is curator of modern and contemporary art at Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research engages contemporary art with a commitment to university art museums as sites for knowledge production and experimentation. Her exhibitions at KAM include And yet my mask is powerful with Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme, Autumn Knight: In Rehearsal, Attachment, Time / Image, and Zina Saro-Wiwa: Did You Know We Taught Them How to Dance? Previously Cynthia Woods Mitchell Curatorial Fellow at Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston, she organized solo projects with Zineb Sedira, Clarissa Tossin, Anna Campbell, and Antena (poets/translators/interpreters Jen Hofer and John Pluecker). Her work has been supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she earned a Ph.D. in art history in 2012.
On May 23 join ICI for a workshop with Autumn Knight and Amy L. Powell in celebration of their recent publication Autumn Knight: In Rehearsal. As artists are increasingly reflecting on modes of institutional knowledge production to make their work, the role of the curator is shifting. We’ll be thinking through how these changes are shaping artist-curator dynamics.read more »