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.
Ladi’Sasha Jones is a writer and curator from Harlem, NY. She has written for Aperture, IAM magazine, Houston Center for Photography, Temporary Art Review, and Recess among others. Currently, Ladi’Sasha is the Sophie Davis Curatorial Fellow for Gender and Racial Parity at the Norton Museum of Art. She held prior appointments at the New Museum’s IdeasCity platform and NYPL’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. As a founding board member of the I, Too, Arts Collective, Ladi’Sasha is a part of a group working to transform the historic landmark brownstone of American poet James Mercer Langston Hughes into a residency for Black writers. She holds a B.A. in African American Studies from Temple University and a M.A. in Arts Politics from NYU, Tisch School of the Arts.
On November 26 we are reading the ninth chapter “How Do We Work? Collectivity as an Aesthetic Gesture,” translated by Rawley Grau and originally published in Marko Pogacnik: The Art of Life - The Life of Art in 2012. The conversation will be led by curator and writer, Yin Ho and curator and writer, Ladi’Sasha Jones.read more »
On July 16 we are reading the fifth chapter “Contemporaneity as Points of Connection,” translated by Rawley Grau. The conversation will be co-led by artist and writer, Yin Ho and curator and writer, Ladi’Sasha Jones.read more »
Comradeship: Curating, Art, and Politics in Post-Socialist Europe: Reading Groupread more »
The Curatorial Intensive participants of the 2017 New Orleans program will each present their exhibition and project proposals, which they have developed over the course of the program.read more »