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Curatorial Intensive New Orleans 2016

Mar 20 – 26, 2016

New Orleans, LA, United States
Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans and Prospect New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana

In collaboration with the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans and Prospect New Orleans, ICI organized the second Curatorial Intensive in the Crescent City.

Building upon the inaugural program in New Orleans in January 2015 and recent partnerships in the American South, ICI continued developing critical networks for regional and international exchange and platforms for new voices and multi-disciplinary practice. The Curatorial Intensive, a weeklong professional development program, offered curators the opportunity to discuss, among colleagues, the concepts, logistics, and challenges of organizing exhibitions, public programs, and other curatorial models.

Participants
Rachel Adams

Rachel Adams is the Chief Curator and Director of Programs at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts.

Katherine Finerty

Katherine Finerty is an independent curator, writer, and art historian focusing in socially engaged practices and contemporary translocal and African art.

Ingrid LaFleur

As a recent Detroit Mayoral candidate and founder and director of AFROTOPIA, LaFleur implements Afrofuturist strategies to empower Black bodies and oppressed communities through frameworks such as blockchain, cryptocurrency, and universal basic income.

Lynnette Miranda

Lynnette Miranda is the Program Director at United States Artists in Chicago. She has worked at leading arts institutions including Creative Time, ART21, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Charlie Tatum

Charlie Tatum is a writer and arts worker based in New Orleans, LA.

Larry Ossei-Mensah

Larry Ossei-Mensah is a Ghanaian-American independent curator and cultural critic who has documented contemporary art happenings for various publications including Uptown and Whitewall Magazine.

Anthony Stepter

Anthony Stepter works at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) where he is both the graduate program coordinator for Museum and Exhibition Studies and the coordinator of public programs and community engagement at Gallery 400.

Lucy Ainsworth

Lucy Ainsworth is an emerging Australian curator.

Allison Glenn

Allison Glenn is Senior Curator at the Public Art Fund and Co-Curator of the Counterpublic Triennial 2023, St. Louis.

Arnaldo Rodríguez-Bagué

Arnaldo Rodríguez-Bague (They/Them) is a researching artist-curator from San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Ross Jordan

Ross Jordan is Curatorial Manager at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum in Chicago, IL.

Lydia Y. Nichols

Lydia Y. Nichols is a writer, curator, and ethnographer native to New Orleans.

Facilitators
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.

Andrea Andersson

Andrea Andersson is Chief Curator of the Visual Arts at the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans.

Thelma Golden

Thelma Golden is Director and Chief Curator of The Studio Museum in Harlem, an art museum founded in 1968 whose mission is to serve as the nexus for artists of African descent locally, nationally and internationally.

Jay Pather

Jay Pather is a choreographer, curator and academic. Based in Cape Town, he is an Associate Professor and directs the Institute for Creative Arts at UCT, curates Infecting the City Public Art Festival and the ICA Live Art Festival.

Cameron Shaw

Cameron Shaw is a writer, editor, and Executive Director of Pelican Bomb, a nonprofit contemporary arts organization in New Orleans.

Gia Hamilton

Gia M. Hamilton, cultural practitioner and entrepreneur, has worked at the heart of art, healing, food security and education to help build sustainable communities for the past 20 years.

Trevor Schoonmaker

Trevor Schoonmaker is Artistic Director of Prospect.4 New Orleans and Chief Curator and Patsy R. and Raymond D. Curator of Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University in Durham, NC.

About CAC New Orleans
The Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) is a multi–disciplinary arts center dedicated to the presentation, production, and promotion of the art of our time. Formed in 1976 by a passionate group of visual and performing artists when the movement to tear down the walls between visual and performing arts was active nationwide, the CAC expresses its mission by organizing world class curated exhibitions, performances, and public programs that educate and enlarge audiences for the arts while encouraging collaboration among diverse stakeholders composed of artists, institutions, communities, and supporters throughout the world.

About Prospect New Orleans
Prospect New Orleans was conceived in the tradition of the great international exhibitions, such as the Venice Biennale and the Bienal de São Paulo, to showcase new artistic practices from around the world in settings that are both historic and culturally exceptional, and contribute to the cultural economy of New Orleans and the Louisiana Gulf region.


Credits
The Curatorial Intensive was made possible in part by grants from the Hartfield Foundation; the Joyce Foundation; the Keller Family 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.