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.
Hollie Kearns is an independent curator based in Callan, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland, engaged in creating and supporting contexts for artists and designers to realize new work in the public realm. She works collaboratively with curator Rosie Lynch, from Callan Workhouse, a historic building in the town. Current and recent projects include Nimble Spaces (2013–14), a long-term process of collaboration between artists, architects, and adults with a disability; and Workhouse Assembly (2013), a twelve-day participatory research workshop exploring the complex social history and future development possibilities of Callan Workhouse. She was a co-founder of Commonage, a community based organization, which seeks to commission and provide a critical platform for contemporary art and architecture practices in the public realm. She has a BA in the History of Art and English from University College Cork (2007) and an MA in the History of Art from University of Leeds (2009).
Workhouse Union is a distinct, year-long programme of artist commissions, film screenings, public events, and active research, initiated by Hollie Kearns.read more »
Join ICI and the Spring 2014 Curatorial Intensive on Tuesday, March 25 for a daylong public symposium where the participants will present the exhibition and project proposals that they have developed through the program.read more »
This March, Independent Curators International (ICI) produces the Curatorial Intensive: Considering Publics and Contexts, a ten-day professional development program that offers curators the opportunity to discuss, among colleagues, the concepts, logistics, and challenges of organizing exhibitions.read more »