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.
Cecilia Alemani is the Donald R. Mullen, Jr. Curator and Director of High Line Art. Alemani was previously the curatorial director of X Initiative, a temporary nonprofit space that presented more than 50 varieties of initiatives, everything from traditional exhibitions and performances to site-specific installations and lectures. She recently curated No Soul for Sale- A Festival of Independents at the Tate Modern in London, and was curatorial advisor for the Frame Galleries, a section of the Frieze Art Fair. Additionally, she has edited several books such as The X Initiative Yearbook, Charley Independents, I’m Not There: New Art From Asia, Ragnar Kjartansson, Collecting Contemporary Art, and Activity.
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 »
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 »