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.
Shannon Ryan graduated from Wheaton College (Mass.) in 2010 with majors in Art History and English. She is currently a first-year student in the Visual Arts Administration at New York University and works in the studio of a decorative designer. She curated two digital exhibitions over the last year and, in the process, became interested in arts organizations’ use of new media, both practically and theoretically. Working with DISPATCH has allowed her to explore the benefits and implications of an arts journal located within a digital interface, expanding her research on arts organization’s deployment of new media.