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.
Marcela Correa has recently received two MA degrees in Contemporary Art from Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London and in The History and Business of Art and Collecting from the Institut d’Etudes Supérieures des Arts/Warwick University in Paris and London. She has worked in several European galleries, ranging from antiquities to contemporary, such as Galerie Kugel, Sprovieri Gallery, and Ronchini Gallery. Apart from working in galleries, Correa has worked closely with two important artists in the New Orleans area, George Dunbar and Tameka Norris. Since July she has been interning with Senior Curator of Collections Research, Alice Yelen Gitter, at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Here she has understood the importance in cultivating relationships between upstanding city institutions, such as NOMA, and smaller arts centers in other parts of New Orleans and Louisiana. Curating exhibitions that can engage the public visually, but also educationally, has become an extremely important aspect of what they try to achieve every time a new exhibition is put together. Apart from successfully fulfilling internships in other countries, Correa wrote her second dissertation on art and regeneration in New Orleans, giving her a deeper understanding of the city’s growth since Hurricane Katrina. There are still many aspects between the creative environment and civic environment, which need to be discerned carefully. Her hope is to continue to cultivate conversations between these two environments within this city, as well as educate the public on different art practices. Correa is hoping to publish her research within the coming year.
In January 2015, ICI, in collaboration with Prospect New Orleans and CAC New Orleans, presents the inaugural Curatorial Intensive in New Orleans.read more »
Join the Curatorial Intensive participants on January 24, 2015 for a public symposium at CAC New Orleans.read more »