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.
Pat Elifritz is Curator of New Media and Technology at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. Past positions include Villa Vassilieff / Bétonsalon Center for Art and Research (Paris) and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts (Chicago). He is a graduate of the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College.
Curatorial Intensive alum Pat Elifritz discusses the work of artist collective USCO, along with Alex Kitnick, Julie Niemi, and David Senior.read more »
1971 is a curatorial research project that centers on historical economic milestones of its eponymous year as a frame for developing an open series…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 »