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.
Mary Di Lucia
Mary Di Lucia is a poet whose work explores places real and imagined, from a dream version of Russia to the future Antarctica. Her recent collaborations with Laura Gibellini (“All It Could Have Been,” “Variations on a Domestic Interior,” “There is something about a dot and a line…”) have opened up conversations about the gap between the inspiration for a poem and the place of the poem itself. Her creative work was awarded a New York Times Foundation Fellowship and she has also been recognized by the Scholastic Art Alliance for her work as a teacher to younger students. Besides an MFA in Poetry from New York University, she holds a doctorate in Comparative Literature from Harvard University; her scholarship concerns the questioning and reimagining of ancient foundation myth, culminating in a “Sabine version” of Rome’s foundation story.
Conceived as a transdisciplinary discussion, this event is considered as an extension of the dialogue that started in the book by Laura F. Gibellini Construyendo un Lugar / Constructing a Place. Please join us following the event for a closing reception of ICI Curatorial Hub at TEMP.read more »