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.
Nicholas Baume has been the Director and Chief Curator of Public Art Fund since 2009. Previously Baume was the Chief Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. During his tenure at the ICA, he directed the expansion of the museum’s artistic program including the transition into its award-winning new building and founding of its permanent collection. Baume launched the museum’s ongoing Momentum project series, featuring site-specific installations by emerging artists such as Carol Bove and Kader Attia. Baume also curated ICA’s inaugural exhibition in its new space, Super Vision (2006), which showcased 27 international artists.