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.
Mara Gladstone is Associate Curator at Palm Springs Art Museum, in Palm Springs, California. She has organized exhibitions in a range of media and subjects, with particular emphasis on those that cross disciplines and time periods. Recent exhibitions include Pat Lasch: Journeys of the Heart, a long-overdue survey of an artist who manipulates fine and decorative art media as a mode of feminist practice, and photography installations featuring Walker Evans and Todd Hido. Mara received her PhD and MA from the Program in Visual and Cultural Studies at the University of Rochester, and BA from Brown. Mara has been on the Palm Springs Public Art Commission since 2015, and is a member of the Association of Art Museum Curators and College Art Association. She is also trained as an oil painter.
Participants in ICI’s fall Curatorial Intensive present new exhibition proposals in a daylong symposium.read more »