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.
Kate Kraczon is Assistant Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania. She is currently working with artist Karla Black on her first major museum exhibition in the US; is pursuing a project with artists Angel Nevarez and Valerie Tevere; and is organizing curator of ICA’s upcoming 50th anniversary exhibition. She recently co-curated the group exhibition First Among Equals (2012, with Alex Klein), which considered the various modes that contemporary artists have developed to work with their peers and reach across generations. Previous exhibitions include One is the loneliest number (2011), featuring artist duos based in Philadelphia and elsewhere; Summer Studio with Anthony Campuzano (2010), a month-long free art school and working artist’s studio in the ICA galleries; Touch Sensitive: Anthony Campuzano (2009), the first museum show of an artist whose work is largely text-based; and Asking Not Telling (2009), a video show presenting works that use the tropes of documentary filmmaking to capture, record, (re)record, and represent cultural memory. Since 2009 Kraczon has organized ICA’s annual juried film and video exhibition Open Video Call, and she was the receiving curator for the traveling exhibitions Jeremy Deller: Joy in People (2012) and Tim Rollins and K.O.S.: A History (2009). She joined ICA as Curatorial Assistant in 2008 from the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and is a graduate of Oberlin College.