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Curatorial Intensive Philadelphia 2010

Oct 13, 2010 – Jan 26, 2011

Philadelphia, PA, USA
The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Independent Curators International (ICI), in collaboration with the Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative (PEI), selects eight Philadelphia-based curators committed to learning how to extend creative networks and develop innovative curatorial research practices.

The course takes place over three sessions from October 2010 to January 2011. Sessions in October and December are structured as workshops and one-on-one advisement sessions. The third session in January is a two-day think tank, including a day-long series of presentations in which participants present their proposals to a professional audience.

Read the Curatorial Intensive blog.

Erica F. Battle

Erica F. Battle is the The John Alchin and Hal Marryatt Curator of Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

John Caperton

John Caperton is the Jensen Bryan Curator at The Print Center.

Julie Courtney

Julie Courtney has been an independent curator since 1991.

Jeff Guido

Jeff Guido has worked in both non-profit and commercial enterprises, all focused on the ceramic arts

Kate Kraczon

Kate Kraczon is Director of Exhibitions of the Brown Arts Institute (BAI) and Chief Curator of the Bell Gallery at Brown University.

Aaron Levy

Aaron Levy is the founding Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Slought Foundation, which undertakes discursive projects that engage in contemporary debates about art, architecture, and social theory.

Jesse Pires

Jesse Pires is curator of film and music programming at International House Philadelphia.

Andrew Suggs

Andrew Suggs is the Executive Director of Vox Populi, and a curator and writer.

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.

Weng Choy Lee

Weng Choy Lee lives and works in Singapore, where he is an art critic and president of the Singapore Section of the International Association of Art Critics.

Doryun Chong

Doryun Chong is Chief Curator at M+ Hong Kong.

Nat Muller

Nat Muller is an independent curator and critic based between Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and the Middle East.

About Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative (PEI)
The Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative was established in 1997 to foster artistic development and excellence in the region’s visual arts community by supporting public visual arts exhibitions and accompanying publications of high artistic caliber and cultural significance. PEI awards grants of up to $250,000 for exhibitions implementation, and up to $25,000 for exhibitions planning, to independent curators and organizations meeting the program’s eligibility requirements. These grants are awarded annually on a competitive basis and are selected by a panel of internationally recognized visual arts professionals. Between 1997 and 2010 PEI panels awarded grants totaling $10.7 million, bringing outstanding visual arts exhibitions to the region’s audiences, as well as to the field.

PEI also provides professional development opportunities through curatorial roundtables and symposia that address important issues in the field, travel grants for curatorial research and development, and access to its growing research library of 2000 volumes. PEI commissions and publishes critical writing on curatorial practice including proceedings from the symposium Curating Now: Imaginative Practice/Public Responsibility and an anthology entitled Questions of Practice: What Makes a Great Exhibition? A new anthology exploring innovations in exhibition-making is forthcoming.