The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Central presents experimental art and learning with a mission to question everything.
ICA Central, in Balboa Park, is nested inside a beloved Mission Revival-style building and 1,200 acres of lush public gardens. The space will is dedicated to solo and group exhibitions, classes, and public programs, such as talks, gatherings, convenings, and symposia. ICA will continue with the long-running public school outreach program created at Lux, The Virtual Valise Project, making teaching artists available virtually and in-person to visit classrooms and lead hands-on art making.
ICA San Diego’s exhibitions are always free at ICA Central for everyone through our Pay-As-You Wish initiative. To visit, please make a reservation here. If you would like to schedule a group tour, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current & Upcoming Exhibitions
Gabriel Rico: Unity in Variety
Saturday, September 25, 2021 – Sunday, February 27, 2022
The Institute of Contemporary Art, San Diego presents the first solo show in California of contemporary Mexican conceptualist Gabriel Rico (b. 1980, Lagos de Moreno, Mexico), recipient of the Proyecta Award for Production from the Secretary of Culture of the state of Jalisco, Mexico.
The artist is known for his sculptures, installations, and poetic assemblages that draw on contemporary culture, nature, science, physics, philosophy, and history. His socially concerned art, (pictured) encompassing a range of materials such as neon, branches, rocks, porcelain flowers, taxidermy, old cell phones, and CDs, considers the relationship between humans and the natural world.
Through a special collaboration with the San Diego Natural History Museum (The Nat), the artist will incorporate taxidermy specimens from the beloved institution’s collection into the exhibition at ICA San Diego and a site-specific installation within The Nat’s ongoing Unshelved exhibition.
Visit Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Central
1430 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
Thursday–Sunday 12:00 to 5:00 pm
ICA San Diego / Central, El Prado, San Diego, CA