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 most recent major projects include “Laura Anderson Barbata: Transcommunality” (2021), “Brandan ‘Bmike’ Odums: Not Supposed 2-Be Here” (2020), the traveling group exhibition “Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women in Louisiana“ (2019), and “Fallen Fruit: Empire” (2018). Previously Blereau served as Curator of the Hilliard University Art Museum, a 12,000 square foot exhibition space at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where she initiated a series of single-channel video art exhibitions and curated a wide range of projects including the kinetic sculpture retrospective “Lin Emery: A Movement, 1957-2017.“
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 »