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.
Bruce Altshuler is Director of the Program in Museum Studies in the Graduate School of Arts and Science at New York University. His prior positions include Director of the Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum, Long Island City, New York, and Director of Studies of Christie’s Education, New York. He is the author of Biennials and Beyond: Exhibitions that Made Art History, 1962-2002 (2013), Salon to Biennial: Exhibitions that Made Art History, Vol. 1, 1863-1959 (2008), The Avant-Garde in Exhibition (1994) and the monograph Isamu Noguchi (1994), and editor of Collecting the New: Museums and Contemporary Art (2005). Altshuler has lectured internationally and has written extensively about modern and contemporary art, including catalog essays for exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Carnegie Museum of Art, Japan Society, Fundacion Juan March, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Vitra Design Museum, and Independent Curators International. He has been a member of the graduate faculty of the Bard Center for Curatorial Studies, and the Board of Directors of the International Association of Art Critics/United States Section.
This June, ICI, in collaboration with Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, will present a Curatorial Intensive in Mexico City––the third program conducted entirely in Spanish.read more »
Focusing on new models for curating and exhibition development, ICI’s annual summer Curatorial Intensive offers curators the opportunity to meet colleagues from around the world and share ideas on how to push the parameters of their practice.read more »
The Now Museum: Contemporary Art, Curating Histories, Alternative Models conference, co-organized by the Ph.D. Program in Art History at the CUNY Graduate Center, Independent Curators International, and the New Museum, aims to tackle key questions around the museum as an institutional entity and contemporary art as an art historical category.read more »