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.
Jaime Austin is a San Francisco based curator currently working as the Curator and Director of Programs for ZERO1: The Art and Technology Network and the lead curator of the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial. In 2010, she was Assistant Curator of the 2010 01SJ Biennial, co-curating with Steve Dietz the event’s central exhibition, “Out of the Garage Into the World.” Before shifting to a full-time focus on the arts, she worked in the technology industry at companies including Macromedia and Adobe. She received her M.A. in Curatorial Practice from California College of the Arts, and holds joint bachelor degrees in Art History and Computer Information Systems from Santa Clara University. Jaime is also the West Coast Editor for the blog Public Address.
Participants in ICI’s fall Curatorial Intensive present new exhibition proposals in a daylong symposium.read more »