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.
Anne Barlow is Director of Art in General, New York, where she has curated numerous exhibitions, and recently launched Art in General’s annual curatorial conference What Now? in collaboration with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics. Barlow was formerly Curator of Education and Media Programs at the New Museum, New York, where she organized numerous projects, and initiated and developed the museum’s Digital Culture and Museum as Hub programs. Prior to moving to New York, Barlow was Curator of Contemporary Art and Design for Glasgow Museums, where she organized its temporary exhibitions program, new commissions and artists’ residencies. She has published with Liverpool University Press/Tate Gallery Liverpool; The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Philadelphia; the New Museum, New York; and Tate Modern, London, among others, and has lectured or moderated talks at organizations including the Royal College of Art, London; Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw; MUMOK, Vienna; IASPIS, Stockholm; and the Sharjah Art Foundation. Barlow was Curator of Tactics for the Here and Now, the 5th Bucharest International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania, in 2012, and Co-Curator of the Latvian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013.
This September, ICI produces the Curatorial Intensive in New York: Curating Now.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 »