The ICA’s press section is available for use by working members of the media. Here you will find information on current and upcoming exhibitions, projects, programming, and more.
Projects by Rashid Johnson, Abbas Akhavan, David Hartt, Jonathas de Andrade, Julianne Swartz and Pascale Marthine Tayou will open Oct. 17.
June 23, 2018
This fall, the Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University will present two exhibitions featuring leading international contemporary artists, including two new site-specific commissions. Opening simultaneously on Oct. 17, “Provocations: Rashid Johnson” and “Hedges, Edges, Dirt” explore socially and culturally specific issues in nuanced, conceptual and poetic ways. Through these, the ICA will continue presenting exhibitions that engage audiences with dynamic programming on themes of social relevance and local resonance.
iCubed Fellow and Declaration Artist Paul Rucker awarded MAP Fund grant for new performance The Power of the Narrator
May 23, 2018
On May 22, 2018, the MAP Fund announced that it will award $40k to the VCU iCubed Artist in Residence and Declaration artist Paul Rucker in support of The Power of the Narrator, an original performance piece that will premiere at the ICA in 2019.
Institute for Contemporary Art unveils summer schedule of free public programs, including new ICA Cinema
May 23, 2018
The ICA will host a series of free, public programs this summer to coincide with its inaugural exhibition “Declaration,” on view through Sept. 9.
April 25, 2018
Richmond’s first major contemporary art institution welcomed more than 7,000 during opening weekend. The ICA at VCU opened to the public on April 21, 2018, with a free Block Party.
Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU will open in April with exhibition that celebrates diverse perspectives
February 15, 2018
The ICA will open with the inaugural exhibition, “Declaration,” an exploration of contemporary art’s power to respond to pressing social issues through the voices of 33 emerging and established artists from Richmond and around the globe.
January 16, 2018
Virginia Commonwealth University announced today that Joseph H. Seipel, dean emeritus of the VCU School of the Arts, has agreed to serve as interim director of the university’s Institute for Contemporary Art.
New Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU Expands Curatorial Team In advance of April 2018 Opening in Richmond, VA
December 14, 2017
The Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) today announced the promotion of Amber Esseiva to Assistant Curator and the appointment of Enjoli Moon to the newly created position of Adjunct Assistant Curator of Film.
October 17, 2017
On April 21, 2018, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) will unveil the Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA), a new, non-collecting contemporary art institution designed by Steven Holl Architects.
June 29, 2017
Virginia Commonwealth University today announced its new Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) will open in Spring 2018.
Inaugural Exhibition, Declaration, Will Examine Art’s Crucial Role in the World Today and Will Premiere Many New Commissions and Works
February 7, 2017
The ICA’s inaugural exhibition, Declaration, will explore contemporary art’s power to catalyze change, and will feature painting, sculpture, multimedia works, site-specific installations, and time-based performances by emerging and established artists.
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