The Institute of Contemporary Art, San Diego presents experimental art and learning with a mission to question everything.


A highly dynamic platform and a living laboratory of art and ideas, the ICA aspires to surprise, excite, and challenge every assumption. ICA San Diego is everywhere and for everyone—a space for the public to gather, question, learn, and shape the future.

Core Values

Be Relevant.

Programs are committed to concepts that are facing our world today. Our exhibitions, programs, and activities reflect the issues of the moment. We provide a space for the community to come together and consider the world.

Build Community.

At the ICA, we build community by bringing people together through art and ideas. We believe art is a human need and sharing in that experience promotes collective engagement.

Provide Nurturing Opportunities for Artists.

Art is at the center of everything we do. We are dedicated to providing a platform for new artists from our region and beyond. By bringing them into an ecosystem of support and appreciation, we seek to enrich and cultivate their practices and careers.

Present Contemporary Art.

We believe in the power of experimental art to provoke questions and ignite curiosity.

Be Unique.

You make the ICA unique. Finding your passion is a testament to creative exploration. By engaging with the arts, our community is able to connect through genuine and provocative questions facing our world today.

Land Acknowledgement

The Institute of Contemporary Art San Diego acknowledges that our Central campus sits on the ancestral homeland of the Kumeyaay Peoples, and our North campus is located on the ancestral land of the Rincon Band of the Lúiseno. We wish to pay our respects to the ancestors, elders, and relatives of the Kumeyaay Nation and Rincon Band of the Lúiseno who have cared for the land on which ICA San Diego resides. As visitors we recognize that their pain and suffering has made it possible for us to be here. We are committed to standing in solidarity by respecting the lands and its people.


(Both ICA Locations CLOSED): New Year's Day, Cesar Chavez Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve.

Two Becomes One

ICA brings together two of the region’s contemporary arts leaders: LUX Art Institute + San Diego Art Institute. Through shared vision and resources, we create an inclusive, living laboratory of art and ideas.

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Andrew Utt
Executive Director

Sarah Trujillo-Porter
Director of Operations

Beau Box
HR & Operations Manager

Katrina Land
Visitor Experience Manager

Derin Young
Visitor Experience

Martin Revilla
Visitor Experience

Charlie Pintado
Visitor Experience

Sean Sarmiento
Visitor Experience

Joshua Kim
Visitor Experience

Pastelle Bonito
Visitor Experience


Jordan Karney Chaim

Roxana Lopez
Exhibitions Manager

Anna Kelly


Shannon Permenter
Advancement Manager

Ligaya Malones
Marketing Manager

Victor Sanchez
Special Events Manager

Rebecca Crosbie
Membership & Data Coordinator


Katerina Vo
Director of Learning & Engagement

Ana Mendoza
Education Manager

Carla Roemer
Community Engagement Liaison

Amber Hamblin-Pederson
Ceramics Lab Coordinator

Atlas Pante
Ceramics Lab Technician

Max Anderson
Ceramics Lab Technician

Justin McHugh
Teaching Artist / Valise

Natalia Quintero
Teaching Artist / Valise

Lizz Hamilton
Teaching Artist / Valise

Board of Directors

Karen Gilbert

Sean Leffers
Vice Chair

Kristin Hatfield

Linda Brandes
Chair Emerita

Margaret Jackson

Anu Naidu

Ruth-Ann Thorn

David Welborn

Lany Zikakis