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.
Katherine Finerty is an independent curator, writer, and art historian focusing in socially engaged practices and contemporary translocal and African art. She works collaboratively to develop alternative discourses and create multi-disciplinary art experiences that encourage participation and progressive exchanges. Finerty recently received a Masters in Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art, London, and was the Curatorial Assistant to Elvira Dyangani Ose for GIBCA 2015 (Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art). She has co-founded the nomadic art radio station «ECHO» and worked as the curatorial assistant of Rencontres Picha: Biennale de Lubumbashi 2012/2013, a publications intern at the White Cube gallery, and an assistant for artist Theaster Gates. Finerty has a BA in History of Art and Africana Studies from Cornell University, New York, and studied History of Art at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge. She has worked as an education intern at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, and a curatorial intern at the Studio Museum in Harlem and the Metropolitan Museum in the Arts of Africa department. Exhibitions she has co-curated include: Introducing «ECHO» (The Function Room, 2014); ...all silent but for the buzzing… (Royal College of Art, 2014); Adjacent Practice Colliding Daily (Acme Project Space, 2013); iCON: Consuming the American Image (2011), and Topography in Translation: Navigating Modern Chinese Landscapes (Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, 2010).
The Curatorial Intensive participants for the 2016 New Orleans program will each present their exhibition and project proposals they have developed throughout the course of the week.read more »