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.
Susan Hapgood is Executive Director of the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York. She is also a Senior Advisor to ICI, and Founder and Director of the Mumbai Art Room. Prior to ISCP, Hapgood was ICI’s director of exhibitions, developing and managing the exhibitions program for seven years until 2010. She has worked in a curatorial capacity for institutions including the Guggenheim Museum, New Museum, and American Federation of Arts. The exhibitions she has curated include FluxAttitudes, Neo-Dada: Redefining Art 1958-62, Video Divertimento, and Slightly Unbalanced, and In Deed: Certificates of Authenticity in Art, and her texts have appeared in publications including Art in America, Frieze, and FlashArt. She received a M.A. in Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University.
VOTI: Union of the Imaginary will be launched at the ICI Curatorial Hub with Hans Ulrich Obrist, Carlos Basualdo, Jordan Crandall, and Susan Hapgood, and November Paynter.read more »
This public symposium is a day-long conversation on contemporary curatorial practices in India and abroad, produced in cojunction with the Mumbai Curatorial Intensive, developed and implemented by ICI in collaboration with the Mohile Parikh Center (MPC), Mumbai.
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This 3–day forum on curatorial practice is offered in Mumbai in collaboration with the Mohile Parikh Center (MPC). It develops directly out of the successful prior collaboration, “What Is Curating?” an intensive hands-on series of workshops organized by ICI and MPC in December 2010.read more »
This program, co-produced with the Mohile Parikh Center in Mumbai, examined an evolving definition of contemporary curatorial practice, shaped by institutional professionals, independent curators, and artists.read more »
The first iteration of The Curatorial Intensive took place in June 2010 in New York for emerging curators.read more »
Slightly Unbalanced features work that deals with a range of psychological tendencies, including anxiety, obsessive behavior, depression and narcissism. The artists question what constitutes normalcy, and what qualifies as neurosis, a slippery and suggestive endeavor.read more »