General Press Releases

General press releases about ICA projects and developments.

All releases are available as Adobe Acrobat PDF files.

General Press Releases

  • Stefan Kalmár appointed Director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts [PDF]

    19 Sep 2016

    Stefan Kalmár has been appointed Director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts. Stefan joins the ICA at an exciting time for the organisation, as it enters the next decade of its 70-year history. He will take up his new role in November 2016, and succeeds Gregor Muir, who joins Tate as Director of Collection, International Art in January 2017.

  • The ICA announces Belinda Zhawi as new 2016–2017 Associate Poet [PDF]

    13 Sep 2016

    The ICA is delighted to announce Belinda Zhawi as the new Associate Poet from Autumn 2016 to Spring 2017. Following the Associate Artist programme that includes NTS, PAN, JUST JAM and 6a Architects, Zhawi will take over from previous Associate Poets, Sophie Collins and Kayo Chingonyi, and devise a programme of talks, poetry readings and performances to take place at the ICA throughout the coming year.

  • Allied Editions Showcase Newly Commissioned Editions at Frieze [PDF]

    13 Sep 2016

    Seven of London’s leading not-for-profit galleries join forces at Frieze for the sixth year, with their largest offering to date.

    Allied Editions is a unique artists’ editions collective featuring seven of the capital’s leading arts organisations: Camden Arts Centre, Chisenhale Gallery, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), South London Gallery, Studio Voltaire, Serpentine Galleries and Whitechapel Gallery. For the second year Allied Editions is inviting a UK non-for-profit gallery to join as a guest partner to contribute to the collective. This year, Nottingham Contemporary will be presenting a selection of works alongside the seven institutions.

  • Technology Now Launches at ICA [PDF]

    22 Jun 2016

    Dedicated talks series explores the influence of new technologies on art and culture including: Elie Ayache, Ami Clarke, Susan Schuppli, Eva & Franco Mattes, Boris Groys and Wendy Chun.

    Following on from the success of Culture Now and 2015’s Fear of Missing Out series, the ICA launches Technology Now in summer 2016. The brand new Technology Now events will explore the influence of new technologies on art and culture, and examines the impacts, progression and trajectory of technological advances. Experimental presentations offer opportunity for engagement with new research and original understandings of radical culture in the digital age. Proposing possible futures for technologies and new ways of relating to the technical means that permeate our lives, society and environment, this Series presents a compendium of critical ideas from the most significant artists, writers and thinkers engaging with the field today.

  • The House of Beauty and Culture by Kasia Maciejowska, edited by Gregor Muir [PDF]

    17 Jun 2016

    The ICA is thrilled to announce the release of new publication The House of Beauty and Culture by renowned arts and style writer, Kasia Maciejowska, and edited by ICA Executive Director, Gregor Muir.

  • The ICA celebrates its 70th Anniversary [PDF]

    30 Jan 2016

    This commemorative photograph marks the 70th Anniversary of the Institute of Contemporary Arts to the day. Edouard Léon Théodore Mesens, Roland Penrose and Herbert Read called the first ever meeting of the ICA at 23 Brook Street on 30 January 1946. Those attending included key figures from the post-war British art world, including ICA patron Peter Watson, experimental film-maker Jacques Brunius, G.M. Hoellering, manager of The Academy Cinema in Oxford Street, and Peter Gregory, Lund Humphries chair and director of The Burlington Magazine.

  • ICA 2016 Programme [PDF]

    16 Nov 2015

    The ICA gives details of its artistic programme for 2016, its 70th anniversary year.

  • ICA 2016 Programme Announced [PDF]

    10 Nov 2015

    The ICA today announced an artistic programme for 2016, its 70th anniversary year, which highlights the importance of the arts in experimenting with new ways of thinking, making and inhabiting a rapidly changing world. Reflecting the ICA’s original mission to encompass a range of art forms including art, performance, music and film and respond to the most pressing concerns of today, the 2016 programme looks back to seminal moments in history as well as to the future.

  • Eloise Hawser collaborates with AERIAL and House of Lady Di voguers in support of the ICA [PDF]

    11 Jun 2015

    Artist Eloise Hawser helped the ICA raise funds with the performance ‘Er and Other Conductors’ at its annual gala in the heart of The Vinyl Factory Space, Brewer St Car Park. Over 200 guests enjoyed a specially choreographed evening comprising a reception and dinner followed by a fifteen minute performance.

  • ICA Announces STOP PLAY RECORD, A New London Programme for Young People [PDF]

    28 Apr 2015

    The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, is delighted to announce STOP PLAY RECORD, a new 3 year programme to support, develop and mentor young people in London to create new 3 minute artistic films and moving image for potential broadcast on Channel 4.

  • ICA Touring Programme 2015-16 [PDF]

    27 Jan 2015

    The ICA is delighted to announce that it will tour several exhibitions from its Reading Room programme in 2015 to four museums and galleries across the UK. The partnering venues within the network include Huddersfield Art Gallery, the Phoenix in Leicester, The Potteries Museum and Galleries in Stoke-on-Trent and Wednesbury Museum and Gallery in Sandwell.

  • ICA Embraces Membership With Return Of Day Membership [PDF]

    17 Jan 2014

    From 12 February the ICA will return to its roots as a membership organisation with the re-introduction of Day Membership set at £1. The move allows the ICA to build on two successful years of strong programming, financial stability and increased audiences by engaging more directly with visitors and bringing them closer to the organisation.

  • New opening hours [PDF]

    3 Apr 2012

    The ICA will now be open on Tuesdays and has new opening hours from 3 April 2012.

  • New space unveiled at the ICA [PDF]

    16 Jun 2011

    The ICA’s workshop has seen the work of artists from Pablo Picasso to Damien Hirst pass through its doors and is now appropriated by 6a Architects to create the ICA Studio, a new public space open this month.