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Curatorial Intensive New Orleans 2017

Mar 24 – 30, 2017

New Orleans, LA, USA
CAC New Orleans, Prospect New Orleans, Joan Mitchell Center

New Orleans, Louisiana

ICI returns to New Orleans for the third Curatorial Intensive in the city since 2015, organized as part of an ongoing collaboration with the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans and Prospect New Orleans, and with the Joan Mitchell Center.


Andrea Ancira

Andrea Ancira is an editor, writer, curator and independent researcher.

Kai Barrow

Kai Lumumba Barrow is the founder of Gallery of the Streets in New Orleans.

Naz Cuguoğlu

Naz Cuguoğlu is a curator and art writer, based in San Francisco and Istanbul.

Dorothée Dupuis

Dorothée Dupuis (born 1980, Paris) is a contemporary art curator, art critic and publisher.

Alexandria Eregbu

Alexandria Eregbu is a creative anthropologist.

Aaron Levi Garvey

Aaron Levy Garvey is a Jewish-American curator and historian whose work in contemporary arts and culture revolves around notions of creating community and broadening its definition.

Queta Beasley Harris

Queta Beasley Harris, a native of New Orleans, is an applied urban anthropologist, ethnographer, urban design and sustainability curator, visual artist, and movement instructor.

José López Serra

José López Serra is a cultural agent based in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Ladi'Sasha Jones

Ladi'Sasha Jones is a writer and curator based in Harlem, NY.

Ximena Moreno

Ximena Moreno is a researcher based in Santiago, Chile.

Ekrem Serdar

Ekrem Serdar is the curator at Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center, where he is responsible for the organization’s exhibitions, public programming, and artist residencies.

Vere van Gool

Vere van Gool is a curator and writer based in New York.

Jess Wilcox

Jess Wilcox is the Director of Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park in Astoria Queens.

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.

Remco de Blaaij

Remco de Blaaij is the Director of Artspace, in Auckland.

Andrea Andersson

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

Ren Ellis Neyra, Ph.D.

Ren Ellis Neyra, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at Wesleyan University.

Rashida Bumbray

Rashida Bumbray is an independent curator and choreographer living and working in New York.

Shana M. griffin

Shana M. griffin is feminist, independent researcher, activist, artist, and applied sociologist.

About CAC New Orleans
The 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.

About the Joan Mitchell Center
Based in the culturally diverse and historic city of New Orleans, the Joan Mitchell Center’s mission is to support local, national, and international contemporary visual artists. Through providing a forum for artists, and acting as welcoming, inclusive gathering place, the Center aspires to be a place for creation, innovation and transformation, while supporting values of community, diversity and social equity.

About Prospect New Orleans
Prospect New Orleans is a citywide triennial of contemporary art. Emphasizing collaborative partnerships, Prospect presents the work of diverse local, national, and international artists in unique and culturally exceptional venues, creating an optimistic cartography through the education and engagement of residents and visitors.

The Curatorial Intensive was made possible in part by grants from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Ford Foundation, the Hartfield Foundation, and by generous contributions from the ICI Board of Trustees, the ICI Gerrit Lansing Education Fund, and the supporters of ICI’s Access Fund.