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.
Loring McAlpin joined ACT UP New York in 1987, and was a founding member of Gran Fury, as well as the collective GANG. Currently, he works on documentary film projects, the latest including Emmy nominated The House that Herman Built and Tegawan’s Nest. He is also the founder of The Calamus Foundation, which supports LGBT community development, particularly the reform of the criminal justice system for LGBT youth.