Karen Kice is an independent curator, writer, and researcher in architecture and design. She has conceived, developed, and managed projects in diverse environments including museums, non-profit institutions, architecture firms, and urban think tanks. Her projects distill complex ideas and theories into a concise and digestible manner for broad audiences through various modes of dissemination.
For five years, Kice was a curator at the Art Institute of Chicago where she created over a dozen exhibitions looking at how contemporary forces shape architecture and design. She was author and curator of Chatter: Architecture Talks Back, and contributing author to As Seen: Exhibitions that Made Architecture and Design History and Building: Inside Studio Gang Architects.
Kice has taught graduate seminars on architecture and design history and theory. She served as a Senior Research Associate at UCLA’s cityLAB, and has an academic background in Architectural History and Fine Arts.