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. The ICA is everywhere and for everyone—a space for the public to gather, question, learn, and shape the future.
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.
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.
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.
The Institute of Contemporary Art San Diego acknowledges that we are on the unceded ancestral homeland of the Kumeyaay Peoples. We wish to pay our respects to the ancestors, elders, and relatives of the Kumeyaay Nation who have cared for the land on which we are on. As visitors on Kumeyaay land, 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 this Kumeyaay land and the Kumeyaay people, including all tribal nations.
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.Read The Story
Director of Operations
Events and Visitor Experience Manager
Gaëla Fernández Florin
Director of Advancement
Advancement and Membership Coordinator
Maria Fernanda Currea
Director of Education
Community Engagement Liaison
Ceramics Lab Technician
Teaching Artist / Valise
Board of Directors
Vice Chair Emeritus
Abe Tomás Hughes
Thomas M. Cohen
Larry & Debby Kline