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.
Based in New Orleans, Laura Blereau is the Curator and Coordinator of Academic Programming at the Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University, where she works on exhibitions that highlight women artists, socially engaged art practices, and a collection that contextualizes the Newcomb Pottery movement. Her 2019 projects include “Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women in Louisiana“, co-curated with Mónica Ramírez-Montagut. In 2018 she published an interview with sculptor Dee Briggs, and organized the exhibition “Empire“ by Los Angeles based collective Fallen Fruit, as well as a collections display, “Clay in Place“. Until 2017, Blereau served as Curator of the Hilliard University Art Museum at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where she produced the kinetic sculpture retrospective “Lin Emery: A Movement, 1957-2017“, and a series of single-channel video art exhibitions featuring“The Raft“ by Bill Viola, “Mesocosm (Wink, TX) by Marina Zurkow, and “Journey to the Moon“ by William Kentridge. UL Press published the 2018 exhibition catalog for “Lynda Frese - Holy Memories & Earthly Delights“, a 40-year survey of the artist’s photographic and painted works. Her exhibition “John F. Simon, Jr. - Automatic Drawings“ in Lafayette is forthcoming.
Manfred Mohr, a pioneering artist of the digital art genre, will speak about his practice with curator Laura Blereau.read more »
Participants in ICI’s fall Curatorial Intensive present new exhibition proposals in a daylong symposium.read more »