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.
Jennifer Junkermeier is a curator and arts administrator based in Detroit, MI, and the curator for PROJJEKT, a contemporary art exhibition space in Detroit scheduled to open in Fall 2013. From 2011-12, Junkermeier was the European Liaison based in Paris, for Crossing Art Gallery, a contemporary art gallery based in Queens, NY, focusing on Asian modern and contemporary art, with supporting offices in Paris and Shanghai. From 2008-11, Junkermeier was the Assistant Director of Crossing Art Gallery in New York and from 2006-08 served as the Assistant Director of Dam, Stuhltrager Gallery in Brooklyn, NY (now based in Berlin). Junkermeier has worked on numerous independent and collaborative exhibitions including Once around the block (twice), a solo exhibition of work by Scott Kiernan at NURTUREart, Brooklyn, NY (2011), and Call & Response, a group exhibition commissioned by the Newark Arts Council in Newark, NJ (2011). Her most recent curatorial endeavor was a two-year curatorial project working with a team of five international curators resulting in the international traveling exhibition titled, 5C5C.
PROJJEKT aims to provide an open and accessible space for the public to engage with contemporary cultural and creative activity within Detroit, the U.S., and abroad.read more »
Focusing on new models for curating and exhibition development, ICI’s annual summer Curatorial Intensive offers curators the opportunity to meet colleagues from around the world and share ideas on how to push the parameters of their practice.read more »