2013 Summer Curatorial Intensive Symposium

Summer Curatorial Intensive
Public Symposium: Tuesday, July 30, 2013

ICI Curatorial Hub
401 Broadway, Suite 1620
New York, NY 10013

Join ICI and the new Curatorial Intensive class on Tuesday, July 30 for a daylong public symposium where the participants will present new exhibition proposals. Participants include: Jessica Baran (St. Louis, Missouri), Igor Deschamps (Lyon, France), Heather Diack (Miami, Florida), Gürsoy Doğtaş (Munich, Germany), Pat Elifritz (Chicago, Illinois), Jennifer Junkermeier (Ann Arbor, Michigan), Ilari Laamanen (New York, New York), Alejandra Labastida (Mexico City, Mexico), Magda Lipska (Warsaw, Poland), Anne Schreiber (Dresden, Germany), Maria-Kristiina Soomre (Tallinn, Estonia), and Jesse van Oosten (Rotterdam, the Netherlands).

This event is free and open to the public though seating is limited. RSVP to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with SYMPOSIUM in the subject field.

July 30, 2013

401 Broadway, Suite 1620
New York, NY 10013


Jessica Baran

Jessica Baran is a poet, curator, critic and Associate Director of Curatorial and Program Development at Barrett Barrera Projects and projects+gallery. She has independently curated exhibitions of the work of Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt, Robert Gober and Kerry James Marshall, among many other artists. She has also written for numerous publications, including Artforum, Art in America, Flash Art and BOMB Magazine; and is the author of three books of ekphrastic poetry. Baran received her MFA in poetry writing from Washington University, St. Louis, and her BA in fine art from Columbia University, New York. Intermittantly, she lectures at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Art and St. Louis University’s Prison Arts & Education program.

Igor Deschamps

Igor Deschamps is an independent curator, artistic director, and arts educator in the field of media and interdisciplinary arts in the Rhône-Alpes area, Lyon, France. He is currently leading the artistic direction of the 2013 RVBn Festival, in Rhône-Alpes, a biennial for media art and participatory projects. Deschamps founded MetaLab in 2004, an independent media lab project in Lyon, and was the Director of Le Labo (2009-10), an artist-run center in Toronto, Canada. In addition, he has been teaching the course “Esthetic and Professional Challenges of New Media Arts” in two Cultural Management Master’s programs for the past three years. Deschamps received a BA in Art History, Sociology, and Law, and an MA in Politics and Music Business Management from the Université Lumière (Lyon II), Lyon.

Heather Diack

Heather Diack is Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at the University of Miami. Diack has curated a number of exhibitions independently and publishes regularly on contemporary art. She is currently working on the final manuscript for her book The Benefit of the Doubt: Regarding the Photographic Conditions of Conceptual Art, 1966-1973, and editing a volume on the critical conjunction between conceptual art and humor, based on a panel she co-chaired at the College Art Conference (CAA) in Los Angeles (2012), entitled “Conceptual Art as Comedic Practice.” She will also co-chair a session at the Royal College of Art, London in 2014, entitled “Curating Latinamericanismo: Recent Engagements with Latin American Art.” She has received awards and fellowships from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection of Modern Art, and the DAAD/Goethe Institute, among others. Diack received her PhD from the University of Toronto, and is a graduate of the Whitney Independent Study Program, New York.

Gürsoy Doğtaş

Gürsoy Doğtaş, author and cultural scholar, explores the queer politics of the feeling of hüzün – a culturally specific sort of melancholy in the Turkish-language region – in the music of the Turkish singer Zeki Müren. In 2014, he edited with Alejandra Labastida the publication The Politics of the Melancholic Voice – Zeki Müren’s ‘Kahır Mektubu’ (Letter of Sorrow) in the frame of ICI in New York. In 2017, he was invited by the Wiener Festwochen to a reading performance drawing from his novel project Zeki Müren – The Displayed Life (An Unauthorized Biography). In the winter semester of 2017/18, he held the reading seminar Writing the gay self: Diaries, Autobiographies and Autofictions at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. In 2018, he will expand his research on Rembetiko (music in the tradition of the Ottoman Empire) with a curator grant from the Goethe-Institute in Thessaloniki. He curated the discursive program for Public Art Munich 2018.

Pat Elifritz

Pat Elifritz is Curator of New Media and Technology at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. Past positions include Villa Vassilieff / Bétonsalon Center for Art and Research (Paris) and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts (Chicago). He is a graduate of the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College.

Jennifer Junkermeier

Jennifer Junkermeier is a curator and arts administrator based in Detroit, MI, and the curator for PROJJEKT, a contemporary art exhibition space in Detroit scheduled to open in Fall 2013. From 2011-12, Junkermeier was the European Liaison based in Paris, for Crossing Art Gallery, a contemporary art gallery based in Queens, NY, focusing on Asian modern and contemporary art, with supporting offices in Paris and Shanghai. From 2008-11, Junkermeier was the Assistant Director of Crossing Art Gallery in New York and from 2006-08 served as the Assistant Director of Dam, Stuhltrager Gallery in Brooklyn, NY (now based in Berlin). Junkermeier has worked on numerous independent and collaborative exhibitions including Once around the block (twice), a solo exhibition of work by Scott Kiernan at NURTUREart, Brooklyn, NY (2011), and Call & Response, a group exhibition commissioned by the Newark Arts Council in Newark, NJ (2011). Her most recent curatorial endeavor was a two-year curatorial project working with a team of five international curators resulting in the international traveling exhibition titled, 5C5C.

Ilari Laamanen

Ilari Laamanen is currently at the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York, curating and overseeing projects in New York and abroad. Recent projects include Nearness, a multisensory performance dealing with virtual communication and physical presence by artist-duo OK Do presented at New Museum’s IDEAS CITY festival (2013); and Fashion Interventions, a symposium and exhibition about the interconnections of contemporary art and fashion for Parsons the New School for Design in November 2013. In June 2011, he founded the project space XL Art Space in Helsinki, and in January 2012 co-curated a process-based exhibition and accompanying lecture series dealing with exhibition-making outside institutions for the Academy of Fine Arts in Finland. Recently, he was part of the curatorial team at the Finnish Museum of Photography and produced an art festival dealing with art and labor, which was held at the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art. Laamanen received his MA in Curating, Managing, and Mediating Art at Aalto University and his BA in Media studies and Art History at the University of Turku in Finland.

Alejandra Labastida

Alejandra Labastida (Mexico City, 1979) is associate curator at MUAC (University Museum of Contemporary Art) museum, where she’s worked since 2008.  She holds a B.A degree in Art History from Universidad Iberoamericana as well as an M.A of Art History from UNAM. In 2013 she received the ICI/SAHA Research Award and in 2012 she was the winner of the Akbank Sanat International Curatorial Competition in Istanbul.  She was assistant curator at the Mexican Pavilion during the 54th edition of the Venice Biennale and has published in numerous catalogues and art magazines. Her most recent curatorial projects include Teresa Margolles. Sutura ;Chto Delat.When We Thought We Had All The Answers, Life Changed The Questions;  Cevdet Erek. A Long Distance Relationship; Camel Collective. The Distance From Pontresina to Zermatt Is The Same As From Zermatt To Pontresina; Jill Magid:A Letter Always Reaches Its Destination. The Barragán Archives ,  and Mladen Stilinović: 1+2=.

Magda Lipska

Magda Lipska is a curator at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw. Her recent curatorial projects include, Dance Scene at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw (2013); Today’s Art Makes Tomorrow’s Poland at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw (2013); and Stage & Twist at the Tate Modern in London (2012). She is a co-founder of the research project “Performance as the Paradigm for the Arts,” researching the genealogies and historicity of performance art in Eastern Europe, established at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw in collaboration with Andre Lepecki, Associate Professor in Performance Studies, New York University. Lipska studied Cultural Sciences in Warsaw and Berlin, and Contemporary Art Theory at Goldsmiths College in London. She currently lives and works in Warsaw and London.

Anne Schreiber

Anne Schreiber is a scholar of Literature, Philosophy, and Economics at Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany, and curated an exhibition at the university on net art to question the nature of new media art in relation to social and political phenomena. At de Appel arts centre in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Schreiber assisted with various curatorial projects focusing on art in the public realm, art as social practice, as well as art production and display under postmodern and postcolonial conditions. As the assistant to the director of Kunstverein Freiburg, Germany, she curated an exhibition on artist’s books, a lecture series on art as research practice, and a workshop on the work of international and local spaces. Recently, she was Curatorial Assistant at Kunsthaus Dresden, Germany, for a series of projects that dealt with conditions of exhibiting. Schreiber is currently developing an exhibition for the city of Freiburg, which focuses on the art discourse as a work of art itself, opening in 2014. She also writes for numerous publications such as artnet Magazine, Berliner Gazette, Der Tagesspiegel, De:Bug, Telepolis, and artline.

Maria-Kristiina Soomre

Maria-Kristiina Soomre is currently an adviser on visual arts at the Estonian Ministry of Culture and a PhD candidate in Art History writing her dissertation on the exhibitionary practices of the Soviet era. Since 2000, Soomre has been writing art criticism for the Estonian press and served as an art editor for a local, cultural, weekly publication. In 2003, she was the administrator for the Estonian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. From 2004-11, she initiated an electronic music festival, Kumu ÖÖ; produced the TV art program AKU; and organized seminars, conferences, and performances at the Kumu Art Museum. As a curator, her exhibitions explored archival studies, pan-historical blockbusters, format-based artistic presentations, and organized solo exhibitions. Soomre studied Art History at the Estonian Academy of Arts and Arts Management in Turku Art Academy in Finland.

Jesse van Oosten

Jesse van Oosten is currently the Assistant Curator at TENT, a platform for contemporary art in Rotterdam, where she is responsible for public programs. She developed the lecture series, “Current Values,” and is developing and producing the upcoming exhibition The Value of Nothing, which will open Spring 2014. Van Oosten has curated several exhibitions at MAMA: Showroom for Media and Moving Art, Rotterdam, such as The Silent Clowns with artists such as Roman Signer and John Bock (2012); and You all fell for my act (2011), which included Jaimie Warren, Ai Weiwei, Kalup Linzy, and Evan Baden. Since September 2012, she has been curating several art projects at Upominki, a project space for young artists and curators in Rotterdam. Together with artistic researcher Dieuwke Boersma, van Oosten is also part of the interview-performance duo, SandWitz. She received her BA in Liberal Arts in Utrecht, and participated in MAMA’s curatorial trainee program, Rookies MA. She has her MA in Theory of Modern and Contemporary Art and World Art Studies from Leiden University.

event updates

NEW YORK, NY 10013
T: +1 212 254 8200 F: +1 212 477 4781
E: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)