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.
Jennie Lamensdorf is Director and Curator of Time Equities Inc. Art-in-Buildings. Her work focuses on expanding audiences for the art of our time by bringing challenging and engaging work to non-traditional exhibition spaces. Recent exhibitions include solo shows with Claudia Chaseling, Caitlin Cherry, and Jebila Okongwu, and a two-person exhibition with Yashua Klos and Kambui Olujimi. Recent group shows include Venus Occults Jupiter, featuring works by Tamar Ettun, Sara Jimenez, Lily McElroy, Lily Cox Richard, Carolyn Salas, Markel Uriu, and Paula Wilson and Art/Work: An Exploration of Labor, which included Andrea Arrubla, Aram Han Sifuentes, Ben Thorp Brown, Frances Goodman, Jean Shin, Joiri Minaya, Michael Mandiberg, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Paul Anthony Smith, and Rodrigo Valenzuela.
Lamensdorf also works as an independent curator. Her most recent project, Hot Spots: Radioactivity and the Landscape, co-curated with Joan Linder, opens at the University of Buffalo Art Galleries in September 2018.
In 2016, Lamensdorf co-founded Forward Union, a coalition-building initiative connecting social justice organizations with artists and creative communities.
Lamensdorf is a Board Member of Art Omi in Ghent, NY and a member of the NurtureArt Advisory Board in Brooklyn, NY. She received a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a MA in Art History from the University of Texas at Austin. She is based in Brooklyn, NY.
The Curatorial Intensive participants of the 2018 New Orleans program will each present their project proposals that they have been developing over the course of the program.read more »