Billy Blender

Strategic Visioning Administrative Coordinator

Photo by Marcus Maddox.

Blender is ICA’s strategic visioning administrative coordinator. They work with staff and other partners to re-evaluate ICA’s identity, structure, and foundational relationships to create a roadmap for the future. They manage the project’s administrative functions and activities, organize stakeholder focus groups and interviews, develop final visioning deliverables, and implement new initiatives.

Blender previously interned at SFMOMA, where they designed and implemented museum- wide workflow systems to better represent artists’ complex identities. During undergrad, they planned community-centered public programming at Oberlin’s Allen Memorial Art Museum. These experiences solidified their commitment to building institutional accessibility in contemporary art museums and led to their interest in strategic visioning. Their favorite part of the visioning process is imagining alternative organizational models with ICA’s many constituencies.

Blender holds a BA in studio art from Oberlin College and studied architecture at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation. In their free time, they tend to their creative practice, which usually involves drawing speculative architectural interventions.