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Curatorial Intensive New York Summer 2010

Jun 6 – 17, 2010

New York, NY, USA

New York, NY

The first iteration of Independent Curators International's (ICI) Curatorial Intensive took place on June 2010 in New York and is geared toward emerging curators. From an open competition, 17 individuals are selected to come to New York and work with some of today's leading curators and artists. Through a rigorous schedule of workshops, discussions, and critiques, as well as site visits to local institutions and artists' studios, each participant is led through the process of developing an exhibition idea into a full exhibition proposal.

After the New York phase of the project, ICI will continue to work with participants long-distance to finalize their proposals. The Curatorial Intensive, organized in partnership with the CUE Art Foundation, utilizes the foundation's virtual gallery as a platform for participants to publish their proposals online so that the broad public and the hundreds of institutions with which ICI works can view the final proposals.

Robin Wallis Atkinson

Robin Wallis Atkinson is the founder and CEO of INTERFORM (formerly known as NWA Fashion Week and Arkansas Arts & Fashion Forum).

Jon Davies

Jon Davies is a Montreal-born curator, writer and PhD Candidate in Art History at Stanford University.

Anja de Klerk

Anja de Klerk lives in South Africa and most recently worked on Dada South at the South African National Gallery, Cape Town.

Lucy Gallun

Lucy Gallun is Associate Curator in the Department of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Marie Heilich

Marie Heilich is a writer and independent curator based in Los Angeles.

Elite Kedan

Elite Kedan currently lives in Miami, Florida, where she runs her own architecture practice, Elite Kedan Architect.

Naima Keith

Naima J. Keith joined the California African American Museum (CAAM) in 2016 to guide the curatorial and education departments as well as marketing and communications.

Qinyi Lim

Qinyi Lim is Curator at National Gallery Singapore.

Bakirathi Mani

Bakirathi Mani is a scholar who examines the possibilities and limits of Asian American representation.

JJ Kegan McFadden

J.J. Kegan McFadden is a Winnipeg-based writer, curator, and artist whose projects blur the line between cultural research and storytelling.

Eriola Pira

Eriola Pira is a New York based curator and writer.

Sarah Rifky

Sarah Rifky is co-director of Beirut, an art space based in Cairo.

Jordan Stein

Jordan Stein is Curator at Kadist, San Francisco.

Pieter Vermeulen

Pieter Vermeulen (1983) is an art critic, lecturer, researcher and curator.

Mariluz Hoyos

Mariluz Hoyos currently lives in New York City, where she is working towards a PhD in Art History at the Graduate Center, CUNY.

Matthew Higgs

For more than 20 years, Higgs has shown consistent ways to supports artists, artist-groups, and curators, through his writing, interviews, curating, and teaching, as well as his reinvention and on-going development of White Columns as a space for people to experiment with the presentation of new ideas and work.

Dan Cameron

Dan Cameron is Founder and Artistic Director of U.S. Biennial that produces Prospect New Orleans, a new international biennial whose first edition opened in November 2008.

Sarah Cook

Sarah Cook is a curator and writer based in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

Eungie Joo

Eungie Joo is Director of Art and Cultural Programs at Instituto Inhotim in Brazil.

Maria Lind

Maria Lind is a curator, writer and educator based in Stockholm.

Nicola Trezzi

Nicola Trezzi is the U.S. editor of Flash Art.

Christian Rattemeyer

Christian Rattemeyer is the Harvey S. Shipley Miller Associate Curator of Drawings at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Fred Wilson

Fred Wilson is an artist whose work has been featured in over 100 group exhibitions.

Chelsea Haines

Chelsea Haines is a writer and curator based in New York.

Kate Fowle

Kate Fowle is Director of MoMA PS1 in New York.

Renaud Proch

Renaud Proch is Independent Curators International (ICI)’s Executive & Artistic Director.

Frances Wu Giarratano

Frances Wu Giarratano is the Deputy Director at ICI.

Susan Hapgood

Susan Hapgood is Executive Director of the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York.

Michael Connor

Michael Connor is a curator and media historian based in New York.

Michelle Jubin

Michelle Jubin is a doctoral student in Art History at the CUNY Graduate Center, NY.

Beryl Graham

Beryl Graham is Professor of New Media Art at the School of Arts, Design, Media and Culture, University of Sunderland, and co-editor of the CRUMB website resource for curators of new media art.

Jeremy Adams

Jeremy Adams is the Executive Director of CUE.

Yona Backer

Yona Backer is a producer, curator, consultant, and a founding partner of Third Streaming, LLC (3S).

The Curatorial Intensive was made possible, in part, by grants from the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, the Dedalus Foundation, and the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; and by generous contributions from Toby Devan Lewis, the ICI Board of Trustees; ICI Benefactors Barbara and John Robinson, and ICI Partners and Patrons.