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About us

About us

ICA SF exterior
ICA SF exterior

The Institute of Contemporary Art San Francisco (ICA SF) is a brand new, free, non-collecting contemporary art museum dedicated to experimenting in public, operating transparently, and embracing constant reinvention in the realm of contemporary art. As a new institution, the ICA SF has the unusual opportunity to start from scratch and thus aims to lead right out of the gate with some necessary art world values: prioritizing individuals over institutions, and modeling equity and expansion in the artistic canon.

Learning from the process of the year of starting up, the ICA SF will be a museum that’s continuously “under construction,” retaining the requisite nimbleness that comes from that condition. Through exhibitions, programming, and social opportunities, the ICA SF seeks to broaden the possibilities for civic and creative engagement within the region’s vibrant ecosystem and to enable artists to push boundaries, experiment with new ideas, and take risks.

Please note: We do not accept proposals from artists or independent curators.

Contact + Mailing Address

Mailing Address:

Institute of Contemporary Art San Francisco
1225 4th Street #403
San Francisco, CA 94158

(415) 226-9250


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