The Curatorial Intensive: Summer 2010


The Curatorial Intensive: Summer 2010

Curatorial Intensive orientation. June 6, 2010.

A training intensive for aspiring curators

Building on its history as a hub for curatorial ideas, ICI is supporting a new generation of curators to develop exhibition proposals.

The first iteration of The Curatorial Intensive took place in June 2010 in New York for emerging curators. From an open competition, 17 individuals were selected to come to New York and work with some of today’s leading curators and artists. Through a rigorous schedule of workshops, discussions and critiques, as well as site visits to local institutions and artist’s studios, each participant was led through the process of developing an idea for an exhibition into a full exhibition proposal.

After the New York phase of the project, ICI is continuing to work with participants long-distance to finalize their proposals. The Curatorial Intensive has been organized in partnership with the CUE Art Foundation, which will provide its virtual gallery as a platform for participants to publish their proposals online so that broad publics, as well as the hundreds of institutions with which ICI works, can view the final proposals.

ICI is uniquely positioned to establish The Curatorial Intensive, having worked with a wide range of curators to develop innovative traveling exhibitions. In 35 years ICI has organized 116 shows, which have been presented in 590 institutions in 48 states and 25 countries worldwide, and experienced by nearly 6 million people.

The Curatorial Intensive was developed by ICI’s Executive Director, Kate Fowle, who recently joined ICI after working as the International Curator at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing. Prior to her time in China, Fowle spent 6 years in San Francisco at the California College of the Arts, where she was the director of the MA Program in Curatorial Practice, which she founded in 2002 with Ralph Rugoff.

Teachers & Advisers included Dan Cameron (Founder and Artistic Director of Prospect New Orleans), Sarah Cook (co-editor of CRUMB, and Research Fellow at the University of Sunderland), Eungie Joo (Director and Curator of Public Programs at the New Museum), Maria Lind (Director of CCS Bard Graduate Program), Nicola Trezzi (U.S. editor of Flash Art), Christian Rattemeyer (Associate Curator of Drawings at the Museum of Modern Art, New York) and artist Fred Wilson.

Take a look at The Curatorial Intensive summer 2010 calendar.

See who taught The Curatorial Intensive in summer 2010.

To learn more about future iterations of The Curatorial Intensive, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

The Curatorial Intensive is made possible, in part, by grants from the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, the Dedalus Foundation, and the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; and by generous contributions from Toby Devan Lewis, the ICI Board of Trustees; ICI Benefactors Barbara and John Robinson, and ICI Partners and Patrons.



The Curatorial Intensive is ICI’s short-term, low-cost training program that offers emerging curators the chance to develop their exhibition ideas and make connections to leaders in the field, providing the opportunity to forge new international networks through peer-group education. The Curatorial Intensive takes place twice annually in New York, and in other locations in conjunction with institutional partners worldwide.