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Curatorial Intensive New York 2015

Sep 13 – 22, 2015

New York, NY, USA

New York, NY

Independent Curators International (ICI) presents the Curatorial Intensive in New York, a ten-day professional development program that offers curators the opportunity to discuss, among colleagues, the concepts, logistics, and challenges of organizing exhibitions, public programs, and other curatorial models. Topics range from the pragmatics of exhibition-making to the theoretical aspects of expanding upon research-based practices.

Maiza Hixson

Maiza Hixson is a performance artist and curator currently based in Santa Barbara, CA.

Polly Brannan

Polly Brannan is Education Curator at the Liverpool Biennial.

Chloe Geoghegan

Chloe Geoghegan is Curator of Art at the Hocken Collections, Uare Taoka o Hakena, at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Kati Ilves

Kati Ilves (1984, Estonia) works as a curator in the Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia.

Mathilde Walker-Billaud

Mathilde Walker-Billaud is a curator and cultural producer based in New York City.

Jamilee Lacy

Jamilee Lacy is the director and curator of Providence College Galleries in Rhode Island.

Eszter Szakács

Eszter Szakács is a curator, editor, and researcher in Budapest.

Karen Patterson

Karen Patterson is Curator at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center (JMKAC) in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

Jessica Berlanga

Jessica Berlanga Taylor is Chief Curator at Fundación Alumnos47, a non-profit organization in Mexico City dedicated to art and education.

Chloe Reith

Chloe Reith has been curator at The Common Guild, Glasgow since 2019.

Alexandra Stock

Alexandra Stock is the Curatorial Director of Hafez Gallery both in Jeddah and Riyadh, a pioneering institution that champions contemporary and modern art from Saudi Arabia and the region.

Selin Turam

Selin Turam graduated from Central Saint Martins, with a BA in Curation, Communication and Criticism in Art & Design in 2010.

Renaud Proch

Renaud Proch is Independent Curators International (ICI)’s Executive & Artistic Director.

María del Carmen Carrión

María del Carmen Carrión is an independent curator and art critic from Quito, who received an MA from the Curatorial Practice Program at California College of the Arts, in San Francisco, and taught at Universidad Católica in Quito.

Ingrid Schaffner

Ingrid Schaffner is an American curator and writer specializing in contemporary art.

Johanna Burton

Johanna Burton is Director and Curator of Education and Public Engagement at the New Museum.

Lindsay Pollock

Lindsay Pollock is Chief Communications and Content Director at the Whitney Museum of American Art and formerly Editor-in-Chief of Art in America.

Pablo Helguera

Pablo Helguera is a New York-based performer, author, educator, and visual artist whose work touches on topics of pedagogy, cognition, politics, history, fiction, and memory. 

Laura Raicovich

Laura Raicovich is a New York City-based writer and curator.

The Curatorial Intensive was made possible in part by grants from the Hartfield Foundation; scholarship funds from SPRING/BREAK Art Show; 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.