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.
Monica O. Montgomery
Monica O. Montgomery is an arts and culture innovator using creativity and narrative as a means of bridging the gap between people and movements. As an independent curator, arts consultant and keynote speaker, she uses her platforms to build power and be in service to society. She is co-founder and strategic director of Museum Hue, a multicultural force advocating for people of color in arts, culture and museums. She working internationally to facilitate diversity, equity & inclusion initiatives with clients throughout Europe, Africa and North America. Additionally, Monica is the founding director of Museum of Impact, a mobile social justice museum, having curated 35+ exhibits and festivals at the intersection of art, activism, society. She holds a Bachelors of Arts in Broadcast Communication from Temple University and a Masters of Arts in Corporate Communication from LaSalle University. She is a graduate professor teaching in Museum Studies programs, at Harvard University, Pratt Institute, Johns Hopkins University and NYU and guest lecturing at Columbia University, American University, University of Pennsylvania, and dozens more. Monica holds leadership advisory positions in the American Alliance of Museums, Museums As Sites of Social Action, Emerging Leaders in New York Arts and other grassroots collectives. She is a dynamic force for change, recently delivering a TedX talk entitled ‘How To Be an Upstander’ challenging everyone to stand up, speak up and act up for social good.