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.
Richard Birkett is the newly appointed Curator of Artists Space. Birkett was a curator at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London from 2007-2010, where he organized exhibitions and events including Nought to Sixty, Talk Show, Calling Out Of Context and Billy Childish: Unknowable But Certain. He studied Fine Art at the Slade School of Fine Art and Goldsmiths College before running the non-profit gallery, Whitechapel Project Space, for six years. During this time he organized several projects as part of the Serpentine Gallery’s public program series. He has contributed texts to artist monographs and art magazines including Untitled and MAP.
In summer 2011, 10–14 curators from around the world were selected to participate in the Curatorial Intensive for a rigorous 8-day schedule of workshops, discussions, critiques, and presentations, as well as site visits to local institutions, private collections and artists’ studios.read more »