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.
Michio Hayashi is a professor of Art History and Visual Culture at Sophia University. His research and teaching interests include modern and contemporary art history and visual culture, as well as aesthetic theory and criticism. He received an M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University and his B.A. from University of Tokyo.