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.
Nato Thompson joined Creative Time in January 2007. Since then, Thompson, who is Chief Curator, has organized such major Creative Time projects as The Creative Time Summit (2009–2013), Kara Walker’s A Subtlety… (2014), Suzanne Lacy’s Between the Door and the Street (2013), Nick Cave’s HEARD•NY (2013), Trevor Paglen’s The Last Pictures (2012), Living as Form (2011), Paul Ramirez Jonas’s Key to the City (2010), Jeremy Deller’s It is What it is (2009, with New Museum curators Laura Hoptman and Amy Mackie), Democracy in America: The National Campaign (2008), and Paul Chan’s Waiting for Godot in New Orleans (2007), among others. Previously, he worked as Curator at MASS MoCA, where he completed numerous large-scale exhibitions, including The Interventionists: Art in the Social Sphere (2004), with a catalogue distributed by MIT Press. His writings have appeared in numerous publications, BookForum, Frieze, Art Forum, Parkett, Cabinet, and The Journal of Aesthetics and Protest among them. In 2005, he received the Art Journal Award for distinguished writing. For Independent Curators International (ICI), Thompson curated the exhibition Experimental Geography, with a book available from Melville House Publishing. His book Seeing Power: Socially Engaged Art in the Age of Cultural Production is forthcoming from Melville House in 2013.
ICI is very pleased to announce the opening of Living As Form (The Nomadic Version) at TheCube Project Space in Taipei on June 29.read more »
Join us at the ICI Curatorial Hub this Friday as we livestream the 2nd Edition of the Seminario Fundación Cisneros: The Betrayal of the Contemporary, a seminar organized in Caracas, Venezuela. From 8:30am to noon, we will follow presentations by Nato Thompson, Sofia Hernández Chong Cuy, Claire Bishop and more!read more »
On February 24-25, ICI presents the People’s Conference, a two-day conversation in conjunction with the final stop of the People’s Biennial tour at Haverford College, PA.read more »
From November 4-5, 2011, curators from around the world discussed critical issues in their practice today, examining the possible impact of exhibitions and related curatorial activities on cultural and social change.read more »
Living as Form (The Nomadic Version) is an unprecedented international project exploring over 20 years of cultural works that blur the forms of art and everyday life, emphasizing participation, dialogue and community engagement.read more »
This exhibition explores the distinctions between geographical study and artistic experience of the earth, as well as the juncture where the two realms collide.read more »