International Forum

Members of the International Forum visited Moscow and St. Petersburg on the occasion of the grand opening of Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, June 2015.


The International Forum brings together an exclusive group of people who share ICI’s mission and global reach.

With behind-the-scenes access to ICI programs, select international exhibitions, biennials, and art fairs around the world, patrons of the Forum stay connected through ICI to the curators and artists who shape the contemporary art world. Global in scope, current members reside in cities all over the world from New York, Miami, and Chicago to Moscow, Beijing, Istanbul, and beyond. Join this unique group and support a truly international art organization with connections to 55 countries and access to the curators, artists, and art spaces that keep their finger on the pulse of contemporary art worldwide.

As a member you will have the opportunity to join ICI on exclusive trips in the U.S. and abroad. You will receive VIP access to some of the leading art fairs internationally, along with recommendations of what can’t be missed at leading art events and in select cities around the world.

In New York, the International Forum connects you directly to ICI’s programs through ICI Conversations, a series of exclusive events, studio visits, cocktails, and dinners with international curators and artists held throughout the year.

For up to the minute information on events and programs you will also receive ICI Quarterly, our patrons e-newsletter.



Patrons of the International Forum contribute $2,500 to ICI, which goes directly towards supporting the organization’s international programs. ICI is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and your donation is tax-deductible as a charitable contribution.


For more information contact Francisco Correa Cordero, Executive Coordinator at or (212) 254-8200 x125.


ICI’s International Forum virtual tour of the Whitney Museum

On Tuesday May 4, at 4pm ICI’s International Forum gathered for ICI’s annual Frieze week museum tour hosted virtually this year with a double-header by Whitney Museum curators, Rujecko Hockley and Elisabeth Sherman. Hockley presented on Julie Mehretu’s mid-career survey and Sherman on Dawoud Bey: An American Project.

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On October 27, ICI’s friends and patrons from around the world gathered virtually to celebrate ICI’s mission to create stronger art communities, empower new voices, champion global solidarity, and advance civic-minded practice within the curatorial field.

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Annual Spring Benefit: SUPPORT TOAST DO IT!

On Thursday June 25, ICI hosted a special online version of its Annual Spring Benefit SUPPORT TOAST DO IT!

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On Monday October 21, ICI hosted its Annual Benefit & Auction, with guests from around the world who gathered to raise a glass to Kate Fowle and honor Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo with the Leo Award, presented by Carlos Basualdo and, this year, created by Martine Syms.

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ICI International Forum Tour of Storefront for Art and Architecture

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On Tuesday September 4, ICI kicked off the season with an exclusive program for ICI’s International Forum. ICI collaborator and Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Storefront for Art and Architcture, José Esparza Chong Cuy, led patrons on a tour of Aquí vive gente: Museum of History and Community of Puerta de Tierra, an exhibition by a grassroots organization in Puerto Rico that aims to preserve the cultural heritage and collective memory of a San Juan community fighting gentrification forces called Puerta de Tierra.  

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Summer Cocktails 2019

On Thursday July 11, ICI Trustee LaVon Kellner hosted ICI’s annual Summer Cocktails event to celebrate ICI’s programming in New York City and around the world.

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ICI Travels: St. Louis

From June 21–23, 2019 members of ICI traveled to St. Louis on a patrons trip to visit the city’s thriving arts scene with a focus on the Pulitzer Arts Foundation and Emily Rauh Pulitzer, ICI’s 2018 Leo Award recipient. The program included tours of the St Louis Museum of Art (SLAM),  the Contemporary Art Museum (CAM), the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, Laumeier Sculpture Park and Luminary, private collection visits at the homes of St. Louis’ leading philanthropists as well as a historical tour of downtown St. Louis.

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On Wednesday, March 13, members of ICI’s International Forum convened for a tour of the exhibition Comfortably Numb at ANOTHER SPACE led by the preeminent New York-based curator, collector and philanthropist, Estrellita Brodsky. ANOTHER SPACE is a program established by the Daniel and Estrellita B. Brodsky Family Foundation to broaden international awareness and appreciation of art from Latin America.

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Annual Leadership Council Miami Luncheon


On Thursday, December 6, members of ICI’s Leadership Council gathered at the Miami restaurant Fooq’s for the Annual Luncheon celebrating ICI’s newest Limited Edition created by artist and ICI trustee, Sam Moyer, and launched at NADA Miami.

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On Tuesday October 23, ICI hosted our 2018 Annual Benefit & Auction, bringing together collaborators and friends from around the world. Wassan Al-Khudhairi, Chief Curator of Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, presented Merve Elveren with the Independent Vision Curatorial Award (IVCA) and ICI Trustee Emerita Agnes Gund presented Emily Rauh Pulitzer with the Leo Award. The 2018 Leo Award was created by Sam Moyer.

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ICI Hosts Private Tour at The Whitney Museum

On Tuesday September 4, ICI kicked off the season with an exclusive program for ICI’s International Forum. Marcela Guerrero, ICI alumna and Assistant Curator at The Whitney Museum, led patrons on a private tour of Pacha, Llaquta, Washichay: Indigenous Space, Modern Architecture, New Art.

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Tour of Danh Vo at The Guggenheim

On Tuesday May 1, ICI hosted its annual International Forum Museum Tour to kick off Frieze New York. Katherine Brinson, The Guggenheim’s Daskalopoulos Curator of Contemporary Art, led patrons on a private tour of Danh Vo’s Take My Breath Away followed by a breakfast reception at The Wright, Guggenheim’s restaurant.

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Roya Sachs leads a tour at Lever House

On Tuesday evening, April 24, Roya Sachs, Curator for the Lever House Art Collection, gave a tour of Adam Pendleton’s site-specific installation for ICI’s International Forum and Leadership Council members.

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New York launch of Uri Aran Limited Edition hosted by Ann & Mel Schaffer

On Friday March 9 ICI trustees Ann & Mel Schaffer hosted a brunch reception in their Upper East Side home for the New York launch of Uri Aran’s edition in support of ICI and do it (in school).

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ICI Summer Cocktails at San Remo

On Wednesday, July 13, ICI invited colleagues, donors, alumni and friends to the annual Summer Cocktails event at the newly inaugurated San Remo cafe.

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On the occasion of TEFAF’s inaugural Spring fair in New York, Michael Plummer, Managing Director of TEFAF NEW YORK and Principal and Co-Founder of Artvest Partners LLC, greeted ICI patrons and gave a brief history of the organization before Luciano deMarsillac, VIP Relations for TEFAF, gave patrons a Latin American focussed tour.

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Lygia Pape at Met Breuer

On the occasion of Frieze NY 2017, ICI Trustee Sarina Tang organized a tour exclusively for all our Leadership Council and International Forum members of Lygia Pape: A Multitude of Forms at the Met Breuer. The tour was led by the exhibition’s organizer, Iria Candela, Estrellita B. Brodsky Curator of Latin American Art in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Met, Breakfast at Flora Café followed.

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ICI Patrons Events During Frieze Week

On Friday, May 6, ICI’s Independents and closest friends and colleagues met on Randall’s Island for brunch co-hosted once again with Frieze. The next day, we met for a spring picnic on Saturday, May 7, at NADA on the Basketball City pier.

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