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.
Ilethia Sharp is a communications specialist, arts writer, and international curator from St. Louis, Missouri with curatorial projects that exhibit sculpture, installation, architecture, new media, and technology-art. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Media Arts from Pace University in New York City with a minor in Contemporary Art History and completed a Study Abroad program at the University of Technology Sydney in Australia. She has independently curated “pop-up” or temporary site-specific contemporary art exhibitions that re-imagine spaces and architecture. She recently completed an international curator residency program with BLOCKFREI in Vienna, Austria. As a curator Ilethia is interested in genre-bending, conceptual, contemporary art that heightens cultural awareness, encourages societal progression with art historical narratives.