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.
Trevor Schoonmaker is Artistic Director of Prospect.4 New Orleans, set to open in Fall 2017. He continues his role as Chief Curator and Patsy R. and Raymond D. Curator of Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University in Durham, NC. Since joining the Nasher Museum in 2006 as its first curator of contemporary art, Trevor has been instrumental in developing the museum’s contemporary collection. Past exhibitions curated by Schoonmaker at the Nasher include: Street Level: Mark Bradford, William Cordova & Robin Rhode (2007); the 2008 retrospective Barkley L. Hendricks: Birth of the Cool; Big Shots: Andy Warhol Polaroids (2009); The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl (2010); Building the Contemporary Collection: Five Years of Acquisitions (2011); Sound Vision: Contemporary Art from the Collection (2014); and the 2013 exhibition Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey. He is currently working on an in-depth exploration of the complex identity of the American South and the region’s profound influence on American culture. Trevor is a member of the board of directors for the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., in New York.
ICI’s Curatorial Assembly in New Orleans will offer a small group of leading institutional curators, working in the American South, the opportunity to engage closely with their peers.read more »
As part of ICI’s Curator’s Perspective—an itinerant public discussion series featuring national and international curators—Trevor Schoonmaker, Artistic Director of Prospect.4, will speak about his curatorial vision for the triennial, as well as specific artists and venues of P.4 for the first time.read more »
ICI returns to New Orleans this March for the third Curatorial Intensive in the city since 2015.read more »