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.
Jamilee Lacy is the newly appointed director and curator of Providence College—Galleries in Rhode Island, where she is developing a new contemporary art exhibition program and teaching collection. Recent and forthcoming Providence College—Galleries projects organized by Lacy include Helsingista by Ari Pelkonen and Valpuri Kylmanen, A Platform for Traits by Heather Leigh McPherson and Spectacular Vernacular, featuring Mexico City artists José Arnaud-Bello, Pia Camil and Ramiro Chaves. She is also producing (with Meg Onli) Remaking the Black Metropolis: Contemporary Art, Urbanity and Blackness in America, a forthcoming research survey partially funded by a grant from the Graham Foundation. Before relocating to the East coast, Lacy worked in Chicago as the founding curator of Twelve Galleries Project, a nomadic curatorial project, and as managing editor for Bad at Sports, a leading international arts journal and podcast. She has additionally held positions as inaugural curator-in-residence for Charlotte Street Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri; curatorial writer for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Illinois; and curatorial associate for the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art in Prague, Czech Republic. Lacy holds two undergraduate degrees in art history and studio art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a MA in Comparative Literature from Northwestern University.
Participants of the Fall Curatorial Intensive will present their exhibition and project proposals, which they have been developing for the program.read more »