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.
Deborah Landau is a Founder and the first Executive Director and President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, an eight year old not-for-profit organization serving Madison Square Park – a 6.2 acre historic public park in the Flatiron District of Manhattan. Prior to founding the Conservancy, Ms. Landau was the founding Executive Director of the City Parks Foundation (CPF) and developed CPF into an organization with an annual $12 million budget serving New York City parks in the five boroughs. Under Ms. Landau’s tenure, CPF became the not-for-profit parks group that provided free arts and recreation programs in parks across the five boroughs, including Central Park SummerStage, Arts in the Park, Puppets in the Park, Readings in the Park, and City Parks Free Tennis.