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Curatorial Intensive New Orleans 2018

Jan 26, 2018 – Feb 1, 2018

New Orleans, LA, USA
Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans (CAC)

New Orleans, Louisiana

ICI, in collaboration with the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, presents the fourth Curatorial Intensive in New Orleans. This ongoing partnership with CACNO represents ICI’s long-term commitment to New Orleans and the greater Gulf of Mexico region. The Intensive will run concurrently with the citywide triennial Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp, curated by Trevor Schoonmaker.

Esteban King Álvarez

Esteban King Álvarez (México City, 1986) is researcher, art historian and curator.

Kimia Maleki

Kimia Maleki (M.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago; B.A., University of the Arts, Tehran) is interested in historiography, archiving, and curatorial practice, especially as pertains to Iran.

Ilethia Sharp

Ilethia Sharp is a communications specialist, arts writer, and international curator from St. Louis, Missouri with curatorial projects that exhibit sculpture, installation, architecture, new media, and technology-art.

PJ Gubatina Policarpio

PJ Gubatina Policarpio is an educator, curator, programmer, writer, and community organizer.

Jennie Lamensdorf

Jennie Lamensdorf is a Partnerships & Communications Lead at Open Arts, Meta.

Jennifer Carty

Jennifer Carty is the Assistant Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago.

Megan Koza Mitchell

Megan Koza Mitchell is Director of Operations for Prospect New Orleans and an independent scholar and critic.

Lucy Mensah

Lucy Mensah is Visiting Assistant Professor of Museum and Exhibition Studies at the University of Illinois in Chicago’s School of Art & Art History.

Mia Lopez

Mia Lopez is a curator, writer, and educator with over twelve years of experience in museums and non-profit art spaces.

fari nzinga

Dr. fari nzinga is a writer, curator and educator, based in Louisville, KY.

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 Phillips

Dr. Andrea Phillips is BALTIC Professor and Director of BxNU Research Institute, Northumbria University & BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art.

Andrea Andersson

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

Sofía Gallisá Muriente

Sofía Gallisá Muriente is a visual artist who works mainly with video, photography, text and installation.Sofía Gallisá Muriente is a visual artist and cultural organizer whose work resists colonial erasures and claims the freedom of historical agency, proposing mechanisms for remembering and reimagining.

Deborah Willis

Deborah Willis, Ph.D, is University Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and has an affiliated appointment with the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Social & Cultural Analysis, Africana Studies.

Dean Daderko

Dean Daderko (they/them) is the Ferring Foundation Chief Curator at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.

Katie Pfohl

Katie Pfohl is the Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the New Orleans Museum of Art.

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.

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 ICI’s Leadership Council, the ICI Board of Trustees, the ICI Gerrit Lansing Education Fund, and the supporters of ICI’s Access Fund.