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.
Kimi Kitada is an independent curator based in Los Angeles. She is currently Curatorial Assistant at The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles. From 2014-2018, she worked as Public Programs & Research Coordinator at ICI. Recent curatorial projects include: (in)complete at TEMP Art Space, New York (2013), 7x8 Curatorial Conversations at Budapest Art Market, Hungary (2013), Postscript: Correspondent Works at artQ13, Rome (2015), For All the Vanished Things: Jee Hee Kang at Centre for Social Innovation, New York (2016), and reset at Garis & Hahn, New York (2016). She is a Co-Founder of alt_break art fair, which provides free and accessible contemporary art programming and exhibitions through partnerships with local, community-based nonprofits in New York. Kitada received a BA in Art History and Classics from Bucknell University and an MA in Museum Studies from NYU.
Image: Abigail Smithson.