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.
Dexter Wimberly is an independent curator, and formerly the Director of Strategic Planning at ICI. An accomplished entrepreneur, curator and passionate supporter of the arts, Wimberly has exhibited the work of over 300 artists in the U.S. and internationally. He maintains a critical dialogue with emerging artists throughout the world by way of exhibitions, public programs, and lectures at galleries and institutions such as Mixed Greens Gallery, Driscoll Babcock Galleries, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Brooklyn Historical Society, the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA), The Savannah College of Art and Design, and The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC). Prior to entering the art world, Wimberly was the co-founder and CEO of the pioneering youth marketing, PR and advertising agency, August Bishop. From 1995 - 2008 Wimberly directed the firm’s acquisition of prestigious clients including Adidas America, The Coca-Cola Company, L’Oreal USA, The Savannah College of Art and Design, Virgin Mobile USA, Guinness World Records, Sirius Satellite Radio, and Turner Broadcasting.