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.
Nancy Spector is Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. A preeminent authority on contemporary visual culture, she has organized exhibitions and written extensively on conceptual photography, Matthew Barney’s Cremaster cycle, and on artists such as Joseph Beuys, Tino Sehgal, and Richard Prince. Her exhibitions and publications include Moving Pictures (2003), Singular Forms (Sometimes Repeated) (2004), and theanyspacewhatever (2008). Spector was Adjunct Curator of the 1997 Venice Biennale and co-organizer of the first Berlin Biennial in 1998. In 2007 she was the U.S. Commissioner for the Venice Biennale, where she presented an exhibition of work by Felix Gonzalez-Torres. Under the auspices of the Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, she has initiated special commissions by Andreas Slominski, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and Lawrence Weiner. Spector is a recipient of the Peter Norton Family Foundation Curators Award.
Nancy Spector, Deputy Director and Jennifer and David Stockman Chief Curator of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation has selected Eva Barois De Caevel as the recipient of ICI’s 2014 Independent Vision Curatorial Award.read more »
Focusing on new models for curating and exhibition development, ICI’s annual summer Curatorial Intensive offers curators the opportunity to meet colleagues from around the world and share ideas on how to push the parameters of their practice.read more »
Organized from November 13–22, 2011 in association with the visual art performance organization Performa, the Curatorial Intensive will use the Performa 11 biennial as a platform to explore how curating performance art is being theorized and implemented today.read more »