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Curatorial Intensive New York Fall 2010

Oct 24, 2010 – Nov 1, 2010

New York, NY, USA

New York, NY

In October 2010 in New York, ICI organized the Curatorial Intensive for emerging curators internationally who want to learn about curating in the public realm. From an open competition, 14 individuals were selected by a jury to study with some of today’s leading practitioners working within the rapidly growing field known as public practice.

Participating in a rigorous schedule of workshops, discussions, critiques, and individual advisement sessions, as well as visits to local institutions and conversations with artists, participants were trained to develop their ideas into full proposals. Topics discussed included logistical issues such as commissioning, producing, and installing projects in public space, as well as concepts ranging from site-specificity to social and political engagement.

After the New York phase of the project was complete, ICI continued working with participants long-distance to finalize their proposals for publication on ICI’s website, so broad publics, as well as the hundreds of institutions with which ICI works, could the final proposals.

Participants
David Ayala-Alfonso

David Ayala-Alfonso is a Colombian curator, artist, and researcher working between Bogotá and London.

Steven L. Bridges

Steven L. Bridges is Associate Curator at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University.

Maja Ćirić

Maja Ćirić is an award-winning curator and art critic with experience in leading and contributing to international projects.

Oyinda Fakeye

Oyindamola Fakeye is currently the West African Arts Associate Consultant for the British Council and was the co-curator of the Lagos Biennial II ‘How to Build a Lagoon with Just a Bottle of Wine’ (2019).

Michele Horrigan

Michele Horrigan is an artist and curator whose practice revolves around the legacies and potentials of environment and site.

Svetlana Kuyumdzhieva

Svetlana Kuyumdzhieva (b. 1977) is an art critic and curator in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Frances Loeffler

Frances Loeffler is Curator at Oakville Galleries, Toronto.

Mack McFarland

Mack McFarland is an artist and has worked as Curator for Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) in Portland, Oregon since 2006.

Katy Reis

Katy Reis is the owner and founder of Reis Art Advisory, a full-service art advisory firm specializing in acquisitions and collections management based in Columbus, Ohio.

Legacy Russell

Legacy Russell is a writer, artist, and curator. Born and raised in New York City, she is the Executive Director & Chief Curator at the Kitchen and formerly Associate Curator of Exhibitions at The Studio Museum in Harlem.

Maayan Sheleff

Maayan Sheleff is the artistic advisor of The Art Cube Artists’ Studios in Jerusalem and the curator of its international residency program, LowRes Jerusalem.

Paula Silva

Paula Silva is an independent curator based in Tasmania, Australia.

Margaret Winslow

Margaret Winslow currently lives and works in Wilmington, Delaware where she is the Curator of Contemporary Art at the Delaware Art Museum.

Anne Smith

Anne Collins Smith is the Curator of Collections at the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art.

Facilitators
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.

Virginija Januskeviciute

Virginija Januskeviciute is curator at the Contemporary Art Centre (CAC) in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Nato Thompson

Nato Thompson is Chief Curator at Creative Time.

Jim Campbell

Jim Campbell is an artist based in San Francisco.

James Cohan

James Cohan, owner of James Cohan Gallery, has been active in the contemporary art world for over twenty years as a curator, advisor, artist agent and art dealer.

Anton Vidokle

Anton Vidokle is an artist who was born in Moscow and raised in the Lower East Side, NYC

Nicholas Baume

Nicholas Baume has been the Director and Chief Curator of Public Art Fund since 2009.

Mary Jane Jacob

Mary Jane Jacob is a curator and writer who has pioneered public, site-specific, and socially engaged art in the US.

Deborah Landau

Deborah Landau is a Founder and the first Executive Director and President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy.

Jonathan Lippincott

Jonathan Lippincott is the Design Manager at Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Richard Marshall

Richard Marshall is Curator of The Lever House Art Collection.

Anne Pasternak

Anne Pasternak is the Director of the Brooklyn Museum, and previously President and Artistic Director of Creative Time.


Credits
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; by in-kind support from Affirmation Arts; and by generous contributions from Toby Devan Lewis, James Cohan, the ICI Board of Trustees, ICI Benefactors Barbara and John Robinson, and ICI Partners and Patrons. Financial sponsorship for international participants was provided by the American Foundation for Bulgaria, Artis- Contemporary Israeli Art Fund, Arts Council of Ireland, and the Consulate General of Israel.