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.
Felicia Mings is the Academic Curator in the department of Academic Engagement and Research at the Art Institute of Chicago, where she co-curated the exhibitions Malangatana: Mozambique Modern (2020) and The People Shall Govern! Medu Art Ensemble and the Anti-Apartheid Poster (2019). She organizes and leads a range of initiatives including the Andrew W. Mellon Summer Academy and Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship Program, and projects that foster artist and student engagement with the museum’s collection. At the core of Mings’ practice is a focus on the intersections between curatorship, community-based arts education, and modern and contemporary art of Africa and the African diaspora. As a Canadian-born and US-based curator and educator, Mings earned her MA in Visual and Critical Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her Honors BA in Art and Art History from the University of Toronto and Sheridan College.
In January 2015, ICI, in collaboration with Prospect New Orleans and CAC New Orleans, presents the inaugural Curatorial Intensive in New Orleans.read more »
Join the Curatorial Intensive participants on January 24, 2015 for a public symposium at CAC New Orleans.read more »