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.
Chelsea Haines is a writer and curator based in New York. She is also Associate Editor of The Exhibitionist, a journal on exhibition-making published by Archive Books, and is currently editing the Routledge Companion to Museum Ethics: Redefining Ethics for the Twenty-First Century Museum, with Janet Marstine and Alexander Bauer. This volume, targeted towards students of curatorial practice, addresses key ethical questions in museum policy and practice, particularly as related to issues of collection and display. She holds a B.A. in Art History and English Literature from Duquesne University, an M.A. in Visual Culture Theory from New York University, and is entering the PhD program in Art History at The Graduate Center in fall 2012.
ICI presents a panel discussion on the discursive turn in curating at CAA’s 100th annual conference in Los Angeles.read more »
Organized from November 13–22, 2011 in association with the visual art performance organization Performa, the Curatorial Intensive will use the Performa 11 biennial as a platform to explore how curating performance art is being theorized and implemented today.read more »
This 3–day forum on curatorial practice is offered in Mumbai in collaboration with the Mohile Parikh Center (MPC). It develops directly out of the successful prior collaboration, “What Is Curating?” an intensive hands-on series of workshops organized by ICI and MPC in December 2010.read more »
Join us on Thursday, May 26th at 7:00 pm for a reading group with Pilot Press (Jen Kennedy and Liz Linden) a D.I.Y. feminist publishing house that provides a non-hierarchical, unedited, and uncensored look at the self-identified feminist community. This reading group will take place along side the current exhibition at Cleopatra’s titled, F is for Fake: The construction of femaleness by the US media, organized by Amanda Parmer.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 »
This course, developed with the Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative (PEI) for 8 curators based in the Philadelphia area, focuses on looking at how to extend networks and develop research practices that can enhance participants’ current curatorial practices.read more »