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.
Jessica Gogan is a Ph.D. candidate in Art History at the University of Pittsburgh and independent curator and educator working in the US and Brazil. Currently, she co-coordinates the Experimental Nucleus of Education & Art at the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro and recently completed an evaluation of the pedagogic project of the 8th Mercosul Biennal, Porto Alegre, Brazil. In 2010 she curated an exhibition by Brazilian artist José Rufino at The Andy Warhol Museum and co-coordinated educational initiatives for the exhibition Hélio Oiticica: Museum is the World. Her article “Museum as Artist: Creative, Dialogic and Civic Practice” reflects on aspects of her former work as Director of Education at The Andy Warhol Museum.
ICI presents a panel discussion on the discursive turn in curating at CAA’s 100th annual conference in Los Angeles.read more »
The Now Museum: Contemporary Art, Curating Histories, Alternative Models conference, co-organized by the Ph.D. Program in Art History at the CUNY Graduate Center, Independent Curators International, and the New Museum, aims to tackle key questions around the museum as an institutional entity and contemporary art as an art historical category.read more »