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 Reeve joined the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C. as Associate Curator in June 2018, and is responsible for the Museum’s collection of Modern and Contemporary sculpture. She is co-curator (with Hirshhorn Director Melissa Chiu) of Lee Ufan: Open Dimension, which opened to the public in Fall 2019 and constitutes the artist’s largest site-specific sculptural commission to date in the United States, and is currently focused on curatorial projects associated with the Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden’s revitalization plan, designed by artist and architect Hiroshi Sugimoto.
From 2009-2018 Reeve worked for Glenstone, a private museum in Potomac MD, where most recently she organized long-term presentations and accompanying catalogues by artists On Kawara and Robert Gober in conjunction with a large-scale architectural expansion. Other Glenstone projects include the permanent outdoor installation of sound work FOREST (for a thousand years…) by Canadian artist duo Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller (2017) and the exhibitions Fred Sandback: Light, Space, Facts (2015-2016) and Peter Fischli and David Weiss (2013-2014). She originated the institution’s Oral History Program, interviewing over fifty collection artists including Jo Baer, Matthew Barney, Hilla Becher, Mike Kelley, Barbara Kruger, Martha Rosler, Cindy Sherman, Jeff Wall, and many others. In 2014 she organized Glenstone’s annual Roundtable symposium on the topic of the Artist Interview, exploring the interview format as both document and practice.
Reeve’s essay on artist Jarrod Beck appears in the volume Making the Geologic Now (punctum books, 2012); her writing has also appeared in Art Papers and Art in America magazines. She holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and an MA in the History of Art from University College London.
This fall Independent Curators International (ICI) produces the Curatorial Intensive: Curating Beyond Exhibition-Making, the first short course to offer training to curators on the concepts and logistics of organizing public events, workshops and other discursive program formats.read more »