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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 2013

Jul 21 – 30, 2013

New York, NY, USA

New York, NY

The 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 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 summer 2013 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.

Jessica Baran

Jessica Baran is a poet, curator, critic and Associate Director of Curatorial and Program Development at Barrett Barrera Projects and projects+gallery.

Igor Deschamps

Igor Deschamps is an independent curator, artistic director, and arts educator in the field of media and interdisciplinary arts in the Rhône-Alpes area, Lyon, France.

Heather Diack

Heather Diack is Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at the University of Miami.

Gürsoy Doğtaş

Gürsoy Doğtaş, author and cultural scholar, explores the queer politics of the feeling of hüzün – a culturally specific sort of melancholy in the Turkish-language region – in the music of the Turkish singer Zeki Müren.

Pat Elifritz

Pat Elifritz is Curator of New Media and Technology at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.

Jennifer Junkermeier

Jennifer Junkermeier is a curator and arts administrator based in Detroit, MI, and the curator for PROJJEKT, a contemporary art exhibition space in Detroit.

Ilari Laamanen

Ilari Laamanen is currently at the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York, curating and overseeing projects in New York and abroad.

Alejandra Labastida

Alejandra Labastida (Mexico City, 1979) is associate curator at MUAC (University Museum of Contemporary Art), where she’s worked since 2008.

Magda Lipska

Magda Lipska is a curator at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw.

Anne Schreiber

Anne Schreiber is a scholar of Literature, Philosophy, and Economics at Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany.

Maria-Kristiina Soomre

Maria-Kristiina Soomre is currently an adviser on visual arts at the Estonian Ministry of Culture.

Jesse van Oosten

Jesse van Oosten is currently the Assistant Curator at TENT, a platform for contemporary art in Rotterdam, where she is responsible for public programs.

Kate Fowle

Kate Fowle is Director of MoMA PS1 in New York.

Bruce Altshuler

Bruce Altshuler is Director of the Program in Museum Studies in the Graduate School of Arts and Science at New York University.

Todd Levin

An art advisor with more than 30 years in the industry, Todd Levin has worked with some of the world's foremost art collectors as the director of Levin Art Group.

Jenny Schlenzka

Jenny Schlenzka is the Associate Curator at MoMA PS1, New York mainly in charge of live programming.

Reem Fadda

Reem Fadda is an independent curator based in Ramallah.

Nicholas Cullinan

Nicholas Cullinan is Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Dóra Hegyi

Dóra Hegyi is project leader of

Agustín Pérez Rubio

Agustin Pérez Rubio is an historian, art critic, and curator.

Holly Block

Holly Block’s appointment in July 2006 to the directorship of The Bronx Museum of the Arts marks her return to the institution where she served as curator from 1985-88 before gaining an international reputation as a director, curator, and arts administrator.

The Curatorial Intensive was made possible in part by grants from the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, the Dedalus Foundation, and the Hartfield Foundation; and by generous contributions from Toby Devan Lewis, the ICI Board of Trustees, the ICI Gerrit Lansing Education Fund, and the supporters of ICI’s Access Fund.