What we're about
The purpose of this initiative is to highlight and support the work of independent women curators in the arts.
Recognizing the needs of independent curators for professional support and opportunities, curators Natasha Becker and Yulia Topchiy decided to organize an informal monthly gathering of independent women curators based in New York but working internationally. The meetings are an opportunity to exchange ideas about curating, to share resources, network, and discuss challenging issues, such as sexism, inequality, and racism in the artworld. This is where the idea of establishing something tangible, valuable, community building platform down the path, took root. We started with a core group of four curators but invited 3 or 4 additional guests to each gathering. Today, we are a strong group of six, independent women curators who come from diverse and international backgrounds, and who work with artists who are addressing social issues and investigating concepts of labor, truth, the environment, identity, immigration, racism, and feminism. However, we share one common passion: deepening understandings of the work of women curators and women artists, especially. We are energized by the idea of building a community of women curators with similar interests and passions and visions.