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.
Heather Diack is Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at the University of Miami. Diack has curated a number of exhibitions independently and publishes regularly on contemporary art. She is currently working on the final manuscript for her book The Benefit of the Doubt: Regarding the Photographic Conditions of Conceptual Art, 1966-1973, and editing a volume on the critical conjunction between conceptual art and humor, based on a panel she co-chaired at the College Art Conference (CAA) in Los Angeles (2012), entitled “Conceptual Art as Comedic Practice.” She will also co-chair a session at the Royal College of Art, London in 2014, entitled “Curating Latinamericanismo: Recent Engagements with Latin American Art.” She has received awards and fellowships from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection of Modern Art, and the DAAD/Goethe Institute, among others. Diack received her PhD from the University of Toronto, and is a graduate of the Whitney Independent Study Program, New York.
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 »