ICI returns to New Orleans this March 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.

The Curatorial Intensive, a weeklong professional development program, offers curators the opportunity to discuss, among colleagues, the concepts, logistics, and challenges of organizing exhibitions, public programs, and other curatorial models. Building upon past iterations of the program in the city, the Intensive continues to draw from the cultural production of New Orleans and the greater Gulf of Mexico region. The Curatorial Intensive is designed to immerse participants in a rigorous schedule of seminars, presentations, site visits, and one-on-one meetings that support the process of developing an idea for an exhibition into a full proposal. This program is targeted toward self-motivated individuals, working independently or within institutions.

Seminars, site visits, individual meetings, and roundtable discussions will be led by a group of professionals that includes: Andrea Andersson (Chief Curator of Visual Arts, CAC New Orleans), Rashida Bumbray (independent curator & choreographer, New York), María del Carmen Carrión (Director of Public Programs & Research, ICI), Remco de Blaaij (Senior Curator, CCA Glasgow), Shana M. griffin (activist, artist, and sociologist, New Orleans), Gia Hamilton (Director, Joan Mitchell Center, New Orleans), Rachel Ellis Neyra (theorist and Assistant Professor of English, Wesleyan University), Renaud Proch (Executive Director, ICI), and Trevor Schoonmaker (Artistic Director of Prospect.4 and Chief Curator and Patsy R. and Raymond D. Curator of Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum, Duke University), among others.

About the Curatorial Intensive
The Curatorial Intensive is ICI’s short-term, low-cost training program that offers a group of curators the chance to develop project ideas and make connections with professionals in the field. It also provides the invaluable opportunity for peer-group education, forging new networks internationally. The Curatorial Intensive takes place annually in the U.S., and in other locations in conjunction with institutional partners worldwide.