Visual Arts

Fire Figure Fantasy: Selections from ICA Miami’s Collection

From May 12 – October 30, 2022

“Fire Figure Fantasy” is ICA Miami’s first major exhibition to showcase its permanent collection, with a focus on recent acquisitions. Since its founding in 2014, ICA Miami has established itself as a singular voice in artistic stewardship and research with a collection that champions leading emerging and established artists. Local and national voices are represented in dialogue with some of the most … +

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Carlos Alfonzo: Late Paintings at ICA Miami

From April 21 – November 27, 2022

ICA Miami is proud to present “Carlos Alfonzo: Late Paintings,” which brings together over a dozen paintings from 1990, the artist’s final year of production. Relying on an established exhibition and research practice of delving into significant periods in artists’ work, ICA Miami takes a deep and definitive look at the final series of works in Alfonzo’s oeuvre. The largest gathering of … +

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Jadé Fadojutimi: Yet, Another Pathetic Fallacy at ICA Miami

Through April 17, 2022

Fadojutimi cites and updates the key art historical elements of the twentieth century—grids, webs, transparency and layering, and the mixing of disparate kinds of mark-making—to suggest processes or elements that are in exalted search for their final forms, blossoming, or in movement. Her complex images, which use a surprising and electric color palette, can suggest plants and garlands, microscopic activity, marine landscapes, … +

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ICA Miami presents Betye Saar: Serious Moonlight

Through April 17, 2022

ICA Miami presents a survey of rarely exhibited immersive, site-specific installations from 1980 to 1998 by American artist Betye Saar. Rooted in the artist’s critical focus on Black identity and intersectional feminism as well as the racialized and gendered connotations of found objects, Saar’s installations expand on her celebrated repertoire and offer broadened insight into ritual, spirituality, and cosmologies in relation to … +

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Harold Mendez: And, perhaps, here, between at ICA Miami

Through May 1, 2022

On view at ICA Miami is “And, perhaps, here, between” by artist and sculptor Harold Mendez. A first-generation American of Colombian and Mexican descent, Mendez’s work engages the long arc of hemispheric history, from ancestral cosmologies to the diasporic bits of knowledge that form such an important part of New World cultures. Working in photography, sculpture, and installation, Mendez’s objects explore cultural … +

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Hugh Hayden: Boogey Men at ICA Miami

Through April 17, 2022

“Hugh Hayden: Boogey Men” features a suite of monumental new works created for the occasion and debuting at ICA Miami. In his innovative work across mediums, Hayden creates anthropomorphic forms that explore our relationship with the natural world. Formally trained as an architect, Hayden deploys laborious processes—selecting, carving, fabricating—resulting in dynamic, surreal, and critical responses to personal experience and social and cultural … +

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ICA Miami presents Shuvinai Ashoona: Drawings

Nov 30, 2021 – May 1, 2022

ICA Miami presents “Shuvinai Ashoona: Drawings,” the artist’s first US museum presentation featuring a series of enigmatic drawings and prints observing the evolution of indigenous Arctic life. Shuvinai Ashoona (b. 1961, Kinngait, formerly Cape Dorset in Nunavut, Canada) comes from a long line of Inuit carvers and printmakers—her parents, Kiugak Ashoona and Sorosilooto Ashoona, were distinguished artists, as was her grandmother, Pitseolak Ashoona, … +

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ICA Miami presents a survey of site-specific installations from 1980 to 1998 by Betye Saar

Oct 21, 2021 – Apr 17, 2022

Rooted in the artist’s critical focus on Black identity and intersectional feminism as well as the racialized and gendered connotations of found objects, Saar’s installations expand on her celebrated repertoire and offer broadened insight into ritual, spirituality and cosmologies in relation to the African American experience and the African diaspora. Saar’s intimately scaled works of the 1960s and 1970s––poignant examinations of race … +

News

ICA Miami presents Dalton Gata: The Way We’ll Be

May 14 – Nov 21, 2021

Ground Floor / Ray Ellen and Allan Yarkin Gallery The first solo museum presentation for Cuban-born, Puerto Rico-based artist Dalton Gata (b. 1977, Santiago de Cuba) features his surrealistic installations across media, which explore his personal experiences, queer and popular culture, and psychological and mythical symbols. The artist’s recent focus on metaphysical still-lifes is reflected through newly commissioned paintings and sculpture that depict symbolic … +

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Claudia Andujar’s most experimental and expressive photographs on view at ICA Miami

Jan 20 – Nov 21, 2021

ICA Miami presents a concise selection of artist and activist Claudia Andujar’s most experimental and expressive photographs from her earliest series of the Yanomami, dating from 1972 to 1976, during which Andujar became fully immersed in their complex culture. For some fifty years, Claudia Andujar has photographed, worked with, and fought beside the Yanomami people living in the Amazonian rainforest of Northern Brazil. Andujar’s … +

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Agustín Fernández' Armaduras at ICA Miami

Through Apr 26, 2020

With an intriguing and unique body of work that finds its early roots in Cuba and a transformative influence abroad, Agustín Fernández (b. 1928, Havana; d. 2006, New York) is a major figure among Cuban artists and within the international modernist movement that contextualizes his work. Although he did not consider himself a Surrealist or a strictly erotic painter, Fernández developed a … +

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Carlos Sandoval de León exhibited at ICA

Through Apr 19, 2020

For his exhibition at ICA Miami, Carlos Sandoval de León will create a site-specific, large-scale architectural installation that incorporates both new and existing sculptures. In these works, Sandoval de León deconstructs, repurposes, manipulates, and hybridizes raw, industrial materials with found objects, incorporating bricks, earth, discarded clothes, volcanic pearls, industrial soap, bullet-proof plexiglass, pizza boxes, armadillo shells, and souvenirs, among other materials. For … +

Music

Electronic Music by Mechatok at ICA

Fri Sep 6, 2019

ICA Miami welcomes Berlin-based producer Mechatok to First Fridays. Mechatok’s performance will be complemented by Shanghai-based visual artist Kim Laughton. “Mechatok is still only 21 but over the last few years has slowly developed one of the most distinctive sounds in contemporary electronic music: equal parts blissful and melancholic club-ready pop miniatures.” FACT Magazine

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IlluminArts presents Uprising: A performance inspired by the work of artist Paulo Nazareth

October 4, 2019

IlluminArts presents Uprising, a musical exploration inspired by Paulo Nazareth’s first solo US museum exhibition, “Melee,” at ICA Miami. Featuring music of Brazilian composers Hector Villa-Lobos, Francisco Mignone and Chico Buarque, along with music by Native American composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate and others, this non-traditional performance experience will by one you don’t want to miss. IlluminArts welcomes back pianist and arranger Mary Adelyn Kauffman, baritone Jorell Williams (previously seen … +

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Artist Hank Willis Thomas’ Unbranded at ICA

Through Sun Nov 24, 2019

Probing the intersection of identity, race, class, and media and popular culture, Thomas appropriates images from historical advertisements in order to highlight their subliminal structures of racial prejudice. “In recent years, I have approached my art practice assuming the role of a visual culture archaeologist, “I am interested in the ways that popular imagery informs how people perceive themselves and others around … +

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Judy Chicago: A Reckoning at the Institute of Contemporary Art

Tue Dec 4, 2018 - Sun Apr 21, 2019

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami presents “Judy Chicago: A Reckoning,” a major survey of works by the pioneering feminist artist. This exhibition highlights Chicago’s iconographic transition from abstraction to figuration, and explores the ways in which the artist’s strong feminist voice transforms our understanding of modernism and its traditions. Representing the female voice in a male-dominated world, Chicago explores important narratives … +

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Manuel Solano: I Don’t Wanna Wait For Our Lives To Be Over at ICA Miami

Tue Dec 4, 2018 - Sun Apr 14, 2019

“I Don’t Wanna Wait for Our Lives to Be Over” marks the first solo museum exhibition in the United States for Manuel Solano. Working across mediums, Solano explores issues of identity and its formation by drawing from their personal life, memories, and popular culture. That art and images are central to the construction of our perception and to our lives is crucial … +

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Larry Bell: Time Machines Special Exhibitionat ICA Miami

Sun Mar 10, 2019 - Sun Mar 10, 2019

“Larry Bell: Time Machines” is the first comprehensive American museum survey of the artist’s work in nearly two decades. The exhibition features major bodies of Bell’s work, from the his early Cube series to his large-scale color-glass installations. At ICA Miami, “Larry Bell: Time Machines” focuses attention on Bell’s innovative explorations of experiences generated by architectural space, as well as his little-known … +

Events

First Fridays at ICA

Fri Nov 2, 2018

First Fridays is a neighborhood-wide initiative celebrating art and performance in the Miami Design District. Explore ICA Miami’s exhibitions after dark, and enjoy activities for guests of all ages—film screenings, exhibition tours, performances, and more. Museum guests are encouraged to explore various after-hours activations throughout the Miami Design District, including world-class public art installations by Sol LeWitt, Urs Fischer, and Buckminster Fuller, among … +

Opportunities

ICA Miami: Several Opportunities for Interns

Tue Aug 21, 2018

ICA  Internship  Descriptions The  Institute  of  Contemporary  Art,  Miami  (ICA  Miami)  is  dedicated  to  promoting  continuous experimentation  in  contemporary  art,  and  to  the  exchange  of  art  and  ideas  throughout  the  Miami region  and  internationally.  Launched  in  2014, The ICA  Miami  opened  its  new  permanent  home  in  Miami’s  Design  District  in  2017. The  ICA’s  internship  program  is  awarded  on  a  bi-annual  basis  and  … +

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ICA exhibits Louise Bourgeois’ iconic fabric/clothing Sculptures

Through Sun Jan 6, 2019

One of the most important female artists of the twentieth century, Louise Bourgeois (b. 1911, Paris; d. 2010, New York) critically engaged with the topics of gender, sexuality, and domesticity across mediums and tirelessly challenged social power and hierarchies. Especially in the last two decades of her nearly seventy-year career, the artist created numerous emotionally charged fabric works that unravel personal references … +

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ICA’ Special Exhibition “Sondra Perry: Typhoon coming on”

Through Sun Nov 4, 2018

“Sondra Perry: Typhoon coming on” examines the artist’s innovative use of video, media, installation and performance to create powerful narratives that explore the intersection of black identity, digital culture and power. Sondra Perry (b. 1986, Perth Amboy, New Jersey) is an interdisciplinary artist who works with video, computer-based media and performance to explore the digital abstraction of identity. Her videos and performances … +

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Climate issues and Cultural Production at ICA’s A+RC’s 2nd Summer Intensive

Mon Jul 23, 2018 - Sat Jul 28, 2018

A+RC’s second Summer Intensive addresses ways in which urgent climate issues and anthropogenic effects apply pressure to contemporary cultural production. Seminars range from discussions related to Miami’s immediate conditions to more abstract probing around what it means to think and produce art on a planet that is rapidly changing. With guests as Jason W. Moore and Rozalinda Borcila. Jason W. Moore is an environmental … +

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ICA Exhibitions / Walter Darby Bannard: 1959–1962

Through Sat Sep 22, 2018

“Walter Darby Bannard: 1959-1962” is a focused presentation of a series of breakthrough paintings the artist produced over a period of several years, during which he abandoned gestural brushwork and developed a pared-down geometric vocabulary. The early works presented have rarely and only recently been exhibited. As was the case for other artists of his generation who aspired to advance abstraction, the … +