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.
Lena Johanna Reisner
Lena Johanna Reisner is a curator and writer interested in matters of climate change, environmentalism, ecology, epistemology as well as spiritual and political practices. With a degree in cultural studies from the University of Hildesheim she currently works as a curatorial fellow at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien and as a curator at Galerie im Turm, Berlin. Past exhibitions include ‘Creatures of the Mud’ at Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster; ‘Capitalo, Chthulu and a Much Hotter Compost Pile’ at Kunstraum/Kreuzberg Bethanien (co-curated with Lorena Juan and Anïs Senli); ‘Tangible Remains. Hidden Matters’ at Decad, Berlin; as well as solo shows with Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, Gil Delindro and Henrike Naumann at Galerie im Turm. Reisner was previously curator-in-residence at Schloss Ringenberg. She has worked as curatorial assistant within the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; as a project manager for KOW, Berlin; and in the department of Maybe Education and Public Programs at dOCUMENTA (13).
The Curatorial Intensive participants of the 2019 New Orleans program will each present their project proposals that they have been developing over the course of the program.read more »