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.
Sam Korman was born in Buffalo, NY and has lived and worked in Portland, Marfa, New York and most recently St. Louis. He is currently the assistant director of White Flag Projects. Korman has contributed texts to ArtLies, BOMBlog, Pastelegram, and numerous books and exhibition catalogs. He was the founder and director of Car Hole Gallery, which operated between 2009-2010. The collected writings from Car Hole can be found in Notes From A Young Curator, published by Publication Studio. He is the co-editor and co-founder of YA5, a five-times annually produced journal that covers art, music, food, cinema, TV, and design. He is currently working on a book project with his ongoing collaborator, artist Israel Lund titled Material Issues due out this fall with Peradam Press.