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.
Katie Pfohl is the Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the New Orleans Museum of Art. She completed her Ph.D. in American Art at Harvard University in 2014, and has a wide range of curatorial experience including positions at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In 2006, she completed the Whitney Independent Study Program in New York. Projects at NOMA include Mending the Sky, which featured eleven contemporary artists responding to a world in distress, Bodies of Knowledge, which invited eleven international artists to reflect on questions surrounding cultural preservation and historical memory, Changing Course: Reflections on New Orleans Histories, which brought together seven artists to reflect on forgotten or marginalized histories of New Orleans, and Ear to the Ground, which explored environmental activism in contemporary art. Pfohl has also organized solo exhibitions for many emerging and established artists including Regina Agu, Alia Ali, Keith Sonnier, and Torkwase Dyson. Upcoming projects include Dawn DeDeaux: The Space Between Worlds, and Ebony G. Patterson: …when the land is in plumage…
Watch Now! Alternate Assembly: Weathering Regional Landscapes, On January 21, ICI and EXPO CHICAGO presented an online panel discussion focusing on several recent curatorial and artistic projects anchored in the Gulf Coast. This conversation considers how art can encourage new forms of environmental awareness and invite new thinking about culture and community.read more »
Independent Curators International (ICI), in collaboration with the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans (CAC) and Prospect New Orleans, presents the fifth Curatorial Intensive in New Orleans.read more »
Developed by EXPO CHICAGO and ICI, the third Curatorial Forum offers a group of mid-career and established curators, working independently or with an institutional affiliation, the opportunity to engage with their peers and explore significant issues relating to curating, programming, institution-building and audience engagement.read more »
ICI’s Curatorial Assembly in New Orleans will offer a small group of leading institutional curators, working in the American South, the opportunity to engage closely with their peers.read more »