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.
Jens Hoffmann is Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Programs, at The Jewish Museum. Formerly, he was Director of the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco from 2007-2012. He was previously Director of Exhibitions and Chief Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London from 2003 to 2007. Hoffmann was an adjunct professor at the California College of the Arts, San Francisco, a guest professor at the Nuova Accademia de Belle Arti, Milan, and a faculty member at Goldsmiths College, University of London. He has organized more than 50 shows internationally including the 12th Istanbul Biennial (2011) and the 9th Shanghai Biennial (2012).
Terry Smith launches his second publication, Talking Contemporary Curating, and will be joined in conversation with Kate Fowle, Jens Hoffmann, and Leigh Markopoulos.read more »
The book’s author, Terry Smith, is holding conversations about his new publication with prominent curators and art historians. The next event is a closed-door conversation between Smith and Boris Groys, Global Distinguished Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies, NYU.read more »
This is the third in a series of conversations with Terry Smith and prominent curators, during which they will discuss his new publication, Thinking Contemporary Curating and other relevant topics in curating today.read more »
On February 24-25, ICI presents the People’s Conference, a two-day conversation in conjunction with the final stop of the People’s Biennial tour at Haverford College, PA.read more »
Go behind the scenes of one of ICI’s most popular exhibitions, People’s Biennial.read more »
This innovative project proposes an alternative model to the standard contemporary art biennial, aiming to recognize the talent and unique expression that is present within many communities. At the same time, the openness of this model is intended to reflect upon the often exclusionary and insular nature of contemporary art.read more »