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.
Joey Lico is an art and economics consultant living and working in New York City and Berlin. She began her career at Phaidon Press as an Editor of the acclaimed Contemporary Artists Series and Wallpaper Travel Guides and most recently served as the Director of External Affairs for the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), where she managed and expanded curatorial, development, and marketing projects. She graduated summa cum laude from Fordham University with a BA in Contemporary Philosophy and Finance and received her MA from NYU’s Gallatin School in the Culture and Economy of Visual Contemporary Art. Her academic research has been published in several journals such as October and N+1, and was featured in the book The Profitable Artist. She continues to write about contemporary art for The Brooklyn Rail. Joey’s research and expertise in the economy of art has allowed her to teach master classes, seminars, and sit on panel discussions in cultural institutions all over the world, including: Brazil, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Portugal, and the United Kingdom. She is an active part of American Ballet Theatre’s Junior Council, the Young Collector’s Council Acquisition Committee at the Guggenheim Museum, NYFA’s Young Patrons Circle Advisory Committee, and the Whitney Contemporaries.