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.
Ariana Faye Allensworth
Ariana Faye Allensworth is a Brooklyn-based cultural producer, photographer, and educator. She currently manages the Teen Academy program at the International Center of Photography, creating dynamic spaces for high school students to cultivate their skills as leaders and visual storytellers. Prior to her role at ICP, Ariana supported the development and implementation of school and youth programs at Youth Speaks, Urban Arts Partnership, and New Design High School. As an independent curator and researcher, she has produced exhibitions and public programs in collaboration with Pro Arts Gallery, Incline Gallery, Open Engagement, and the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project. Her research interests include social justice pedagogies, the history of photography, spatial politics, and Black cultural and aesthetic theory. In all of her work, Ariana remains committed to realizing a more equitable art world. She holds a Masters in Social Work from UC Berkeley and a BA in Urban Studies and African & African-American Studies from Fordham University.
On August 14 join ICI and Ariana Faye Allensworth to discuss how the work of the Anti-eviction Mapping Project (AEMP) makes visible what gentrification obscures.read more »
The Curatorial Intensive participants of the 2019 New Orleans program will each present their project proposals that they have been developing over the course of the program.read more »