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Independent Curators International supports the work of curators to help create stronger art communities through experimentation, collaboration, and international engagement.

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Curatorial Intensive New York Summer 2012

Jul 8 – 17, 2012

New York, NY, USA

New York, NY

In recognizing that there are few opportunities for professionals to receive practical training and guidance while also holding down a job, ICI's Curatorial Intensive targets self-motivated individuals — working independently or in institutions — who would benefit from a week of intensive conversations around the issues and questions that regularly arise for curators. These questions range from the pragmatics of developing an exhibition and building working relationships with artists to the theoretical aspects of understanding how to turn a concept into a project and effectively communicate ideas.

Focusing on new models for curating and exhibition development, ICI’s annual summer Curatorial Intensive offers curators the opportunity to meet colleagues from around the world and share ideas on how to push the parameters of their practice.


Sofía Olascoaga

Sofía Olascoaga works in the intersections of art and education by activating spaces for critical thinking and collective action.

Sonja Lau

Sonja is an independent curator and cultural producer based in Berlin.

Natalia Valencia Arango

Natalia Valencia Arango currently works for Jan Mot in México City and as curatorial advisor for Museo de la Plata in Taxco, México.

Paul Collins

Paul Collins is an Assistant Professor of Art and Gallery Director at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN.

Wei Fang

Wei Fang has contributed to over a decade of community-building through contemporary art.

Sally Frater

Sally Frater is Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University, Kansas.

Emilia Galatis

Emilia Galatis is interested in art's ability to provoke thought and impact an audience beyond gallery walls.

Leah Gordon

Leah Gordon is a multi-media artist who curates, collects, researches, writes, educates and directs.

Meaghan Kent

Meaghan Kent is the Curator of Exhibitions at the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood in Florida.

Agar Ledo

Agar Ledo is a Spanish curator based at MARCO Vigo, where she recently curated Entering the work, part of a cycle of exhibitions including artists such as Wilfredo Prieto and Rubén Grilo that analyze the condition of the public as an integral part of the artwork.

Paul Luckraft

Paul is a London-based curator currently working at Modern Art Oxford.

Tiago de Abreu Pinto

Tiago de Abreu Pinto (born 1984, Salvador, Brazil) is an independent curator, Ph.D. in Art History from Complutense University of Madrid (Madrid, Spain), based between Madrid and São Paulo, whose practice is shaped by an ongoing dialogue with literature and philosophy.

Natika Soward

Natika Soward is an archivist and curator living and working in New York City.

Su Wei

Su Wei is an art writer and curator based in Beijing.

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.

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.

Nancy Spector

Nancy Spector is Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Cecilia Alemani

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

The Curatorial Intensive was made possible, in part, by grants from the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, the Dedalus Foundation, the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, the Hartfield Foundation, and the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; and by generous contributions from Toby Devan Lewis, James Cohan, and the ICI Board of Trustees, the ICI Gerrit Lansing Education Fund, and by the supporters of ICI’s Access Fund.