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.
Beryl Graham is Professor of New Media Art at the School of Arts, Design, Media and Culture, University of Sunderland, and co-editor of the CRUMB web site resource for curators of new media art. She is a writer, curator and educator with many years of professional experience as a media arts organizer. Her Ph.D. concerned audience relationships with interactive art in gallery settings, and she has written widely on the subject for books and periodicals including Leonardo, Convergence, and Switch. Her book Digital Media Art was published in 2003, and she co-authored Rethinking Curating: Art After New Media with Sarah Cook. She has chapters in the books New Media Art: Practice and Context in the UK 1994-2004, and The Photographic Image In Digital Culture. Dr. Graham has presented papers at conferences including Navigating Intelligence (Banff), Museums and the Web (Seattle and Vancouver), and Caught in the Act (Tate Liverpool).