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 M. Reis is currently the curatorial assistant at the Wexner Center for the Arts at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Prior to moving to Columbus, she worked for the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC as the Exhibitions Officer as well as the Membership Director for Washington Project for the Arts, which at the time was still affiliated with the Corcoran. She has also recently written an essay included in the gallery guide for Six Solos: Gustavo Godoy and a brief essay on the work of Alyson Shotz for the NYFA Current online. Katy graduated in 2004 with a B.A. from Wake Forest University.
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 »