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Curatorial Intensive New York Summer 2011

Jul 10 – 18, 2011

New York, NY, USA

New York, NY

Recognizing the need to support curatorial talent and provide low-cost practical training in the current economic climate, Independent Curators International (ICI) initiated the Curatorial Intensive — the first major short-course training program for emerging curators in the United States. Last year ICI organized two iterations of the Curatorial Intensive, bringing 31 curators from 14 countries and 13 states to New York to develop ideas for exhibitions and strengthen their curatorial thinking.

In summer 2011, 12 curators from around the world were selected from an open competition to participate in the next Curatorial Intensive for a rigorous 8-day schedule of workshops, discussions, critiques, and presentations, as well as site visits to local institutions, private collections, and artists' studios. 

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. Based on ICI's frequent requests from aspiring curators who approach the organization for advice with ideas for exhibitions, this program provided a practical and hands-on professional development course in the world of curating exhibitions.

Participants
Yulia Askenova

Yulia Aksenova was born in Russia and currently lives and works in Moscow as curator of the Center of Contemporary Culture GARAGE, where she organizes shows of both Russian and international art.

Ieva Astahovska

Ieva Astahovska currently lives and works in Riga, Latvia as an art scholar, critic, and curator.

Freya Chou

Freya Chou is a curator and editor based in Hong Kong and Taipei.

Lucy Badrocke

Lucy Badrocke lives and works in Bristol, UK as a curator and a project manager.

Veronica Cordeiro

Veronica Cordeiro is a Brazilian artist, curator and writer based in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Shaun Dacey

Shaun Dacey is from Toronto, Canada and is based currently in Vancouver, Canada as the Director/Curator of Access Gallery.

Ryan Frank

Ryan Frank is an artist and curator based in Brooklyn, a native of California and a graduate of New York University.

Birta Gudjondottir

Birta Gudjonsdottir currently lives and works in Reykjavik, where she is a curator and an artist and a director of The Living Art Museum.

Michal Novotny

Michal Novotny currently works in Prague, Czech Republic as an independent curator and art critic.

Ksenija Orelj

Ksenija Orelj lives and works in Rijeka, Croatia as a curator.

Cortney Stell

Cortney Lane Stell is a curator based in Denver, Colorado.

Banu Tulu

Banu Çiçek Tülü was born in Adana, Turkey and now lives and works in Barcelona, Spain.

Facilitators
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.

Christian Rattemeyer

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

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.

Fran Wu Giarratano

Fran Wu Giarratano is the Deputy Director at ICI.

Claire Gilman

Claire Gilman is Curator at The Drawing Center, New York.

Andy Horwitz

Andy Horwitz is a curator and producer based in New York who currently works as Curator at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

Kari Conte

Kari Conte is a curator and writer, and has been the the Director of Programs and Exhibitions at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York since 2010.

Mari Spirito

Mari Spirito is Executive Director and Curator of Protocinema, a cross-cultural, site-aware art organization commissioning and presenting exhibitions and public programs in Istanbul and New York, since 2011.

Richard Birkett

Richard Birkett is a curator at Yale Union art center in Portland, Oregon.

Allison Weisberg

Allison Weisberg is the founder and Executive Director of Recess Activities, Inc., an emerging contemporary artists space in New York City.

Anne Barlow

Anne Barlow is Director of Art in General, New York, where she has curated numerous exhibitions, and recently launched Art in General’s annual curatorial conference What Now? in collaboration with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics.

Sofia Hernandez Chong Cuy
Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy is Director at Kunstinstituut Melly (formerly known as Witte de With).
J. Morgan Puett

J. Morgan Puett is an artist whose work focuses on clothing design/textile and costume history as well as the recreation of milieux that recollect her well-worn southern rural heritage.

Mark Dion

Mark Dion is an artist whose work examines the ways in which dominant ideologies and public institutions shape our understanding of history, knowledge, and the natural world.

Cecilia Alemani

Cecilia Alemani is the Donald R. Mullen, Jr. Curator and Director of High Line Art.

Kalia Brooks

Kalia Brooks is a New York based curator and writer.

Alaina Claire Feldman

Alaina Claire Feldman is the Director and Curator of Mishkin Gallery at Baruch College, City University of New York (CUNY) where she has organized solo and group exhibitions, performances, readings and film screenings.

Regine Basha

Regine Basha completed her undergraduate degree in Studio Art and Art History at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada and went on to direct and curate the Saidye Bronfman Centre Gallery in Montreal from 1992 to 1995.


Credits
The Curatorial Intensive was made possible, in part, by grants from the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, the Dedalus Foundation, the Helena Rubinstein Foundation, and the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; and by generous contributions from Toby Devan Lewis, James Cohan, and the supporters of ICI's Access Fund.

Proposals