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 based in Harlem, NY. She has written for Aperture, Avery Review, Arts.Black, Houston Center for Photography, Art X Lagos, Temporary Art Review, ArtAgenda, The Art Momentum, and Recess among others. Her project, Black Interior Space / Spatial Thought was commissioned by THE SHED (NYC) as a part of Open Call 2021 and was the recipient of a 2021 Research and Development award from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. Currently, Jones is the Artist Engagement Manager for The Laundromat Project. She held prior appointments at the Norton Museum of Art, the New Museum’s IdeasCity platform, and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. 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 »