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About IKT

IKT is the International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art. It is a members organisation that brings together curators from across the world, to meet, share knowledge, exchange ideas and broaden their professional networks. IKT represents the professional interests of contemporary curators worldwide.

IKT was founded in 1973 and its early members included prominent curators such as Eberhard Roters, Eddy de Wilde and Harald Szeemann. The aim of the organisation is to stimulate and extend debate concerning curating. In practical terms, IKT offers its members the opportunity to find partners for the co-production of exhibitions, publications or other events. At a time when the art world is increasingly structured around biennales and art fairs, IKT's annual congresses provide a moment for reflection and in-depth discussion amongst colleagues.

IKT is represented by a board of six people and a president, elected from amongst its members by its members every three years, at the general assembly of the annual congress.


IKT has over 500 members from across Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. The members include curators and artistic directors of non-profit exhibition spaces and museums, as well as freelance curators of contemporary art. Members benefit from an annual membership card that provides free entry to numerous contemporary art institutions across the world.

If you are interested in becoming a member, please click here to find out more.

International outlook

IKT hosts an annual conference held each time in a different place, which acts as moment to come together and to discover the cultural scene of that location. If you would like to propose a site for one of the future congresses, please read our criteria for choosing a host city/venue.

For further details about the upcoming congress, please see IKT Congress.

To maintain IKT's internationality and independence, the legal site of the association changes according to the president's professional basis. Until 2021, Dr. Julia Draganovic will be president of IKT and the IKT office will be in Osnabrück, Germany.

About IKT

IKT is the international association of curators of contemporary art. It is a members organisation that represents the professional interests of curators from across the world and brings them together to exchange ideas. more ...


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IKT – International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art
c/o M O S T Y N | Cymru | Wales
12 Vaughan St | Llandudno | LL30 1AB | UK
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Alfredo Cramerotti: IKT President

Karolina Bayley Hughes: IKT Administrative Assistant & Project Coordinator

The IKT office is currently in transit from Kunsthalle Osnabrück/Germany to the new IKT President’s office at MOSTYN | Wales | UK.
Please refrain from paying your membership fee at this time.
We will inform you as soon as the IKT has set up a new subscription account in the UK.