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.
Katy Reis is the owner and founder of Reis Art Advisory, a full-service art advisory firm specializing in acquisitions and collections management based in Columbus, Ohio. Prior to founding her firm, Katy held positions in the curatorial and exhibition departments at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, Washington Project for the Arts, and the Wexner Center for the Arts at the Ohio State University.
She has written essays on the work of Alyson Shotz, Diana Thater, and Gustavo Godoy which have appeared in exhibition guides at the Wexner Center for the Arts. She was also a contributor to the exhibition catalogue Josiah McElheny: Towards a Light Club. In 2012, Katy served as a curator for the Washington Project for the Arts Exhibition and Art Auction Gala.
This week, 13 alumni from one of the first Curatorial Intensive’s held in 2010 participated in a seminar via Zoom. Dialing in from 13 cities in 9 countries, the discussion allowed the group to reconnect and collectively think through some of the urgent questions that have arisen in the past month, and their responses to the needs of artists and audience.read more »
Artists have been organizing exhibitions throughout history; however, in the past two decades, a growing trend has involved the artist acting as curator for a museum exhibition—a more or less direct critique of institutional roles.read more »