Art

Season 2021/2022

This season is centered around concepts of ecology, specifically focusing on eco-politics, -ethics, -technology, -feminism, and social ecology. We are exploring ideas of environmental inequity and speculative futures with elements of activation. This season will be looking at the relationship of different people and communities to the land and how diverse land, environmental, and ecological issues impact communities in various ways.

Season 2022/2023

 

Limitless Growth, Limited World

The Institute of Contemporary Art, San Diego (ICA San Diego), explores our human values, what we consume, and its impact on the environment and culture during its 2022-2023 exhibition season entitled Limitless Growth, Limited World.

For its new Limitless Growth, Limited World season, artists will delve into an exploration of ideas around topics of consumption. They come together to analyze the nature of consumption, an act of fulfilling one’s wants and needs through the utilization of resources, such as goods, services, ideas, technology, and culture.

Limitless Growth, Limited World poses the questions: What are the different forms of consumption and how do these impact socio-economic systems and communities in a variety of ways? In other words, how are our daily actions and ways of living impacted by how and what we and others consume? ICA San Diego will showcase themed groundbreaking works and new projects made specifically for ICA San Diego by acclaimed local, national, and international artists in its combined 15,000 square feet of indoor space and six acres of exhibition and public programming space in both Encinitas, at ICA San Diego/North, and ICA San Diego/Central, located in Balboa Park. There will be unique events at each campus corresponding with the contemporary art and artists rotating throughout the season, beginning with a celebration in September.

Inspiration up close.

Four nationally and internationally recognized artists are invited for the Artist-in-Residence Program each season. The 10 week long residency and exhibition focuses on one artist at a time, giving the artist the opportunity to share their unique perspective, background, and creative practice with the community.

The residency bridges the gap between the experience and the making of art by giving access to the artist studio during open hours. The unique opportunity to have an open dialogue between the artist and the community enhances the understanding of art while celebrating the artistic process from start to finish.