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.
Fran Wu Giarratano
Fran Wu Giarratano is the Exhibitions Manager at ICI. During the past four years, she has coordinated the national and international tours of fourteen traveling contemporary art exhibitions and supervised the production of seven ICI publications. Before joining ICI, Giarratano served as a research assistant for an independent curator, and worked at institutions including the Whitney Museum of American Art, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, and Robert Miller Gallery. She received her B.A. in Art History from Georgetown University and M.A. in Museum Studies from New York University.
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 »