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.
Jeff Guido received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in 1986 from The School of Fine and Performing Arts, Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. Since that time he has worked solely in both non-profit and commercial enterprises all focused on the Ceramic Arts. Guido began his professional career in 1985 at Pewabic Pottery, a non-profit ceramic arts learning center located in Detroit, MI. In 1991 Guido started Habatat/Shaw Gallery, a space committed to the exhibition and sale of historic, modern and contemporary ceramic sculpture. He continued in that capacity as owner/director until he made the decision to close the gallery and return to his studio. In January 2003, he became Artistic Director at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, where he oversees the Studio’s Artist and Exhibition programs.