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 a curator and arts educator based in Kansas City. Currently, she is the Jedel Family Foundation Curatorial Fellow at Charlotte Street Foundation. Previously, she was a Curatorial Assistant at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles from 2019-2020. From 2014 to 2018, she served as Public Programs & Research Coordinator at ICI. As an independent curator, her recent exhibitions include: where we came from & where we are going at Transformer, Washington DC (2019); reset at Garis & Hahn, New York, NY (2016); For All the Vanished Things: Jee Hee Kang at Centre for Social Innovation, New York, NY (2016). She co-curated Postscript: Correspondent Works at artQ13, Rome (2015); 7×8 Curatorial Conversations at Budapest Art Market, Hungary (2013); and (in)complete at TEMP Art Space, New York, NY (2013). Kitada received a BA in Art History and Classics from Bucknell University and an MA in Museum Studies from NYU.
Image: Abigail Smithson.