The ICA supports radical art and culture. Through a vibrant programme of exhibitions, films, events, talks and debates, the ICA challenges perceived notions and stimulates debate, experimentation, creativity and exchange with visitors.Put ICA Cinema and other London attractions into our London trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
Founded in 1947 by a group of artists including Roland Penrose, Peter Watson and Herbert Read, the ICA continues to support living artists in showing and exploring their work, often as it emerges and before others. The ICA has been at the forefront of cultural experimentation since its formation and has presented important debut solo shows by artists including Damien Hirst, Steve McQueen, Richard Prince and Luc Tuymans. More recently Pablo Bronstein, Lis Rhodes, Bjarne Melgaard and Juergen Teller have all staged key solo exhibitions, whilst a new generation of artists, including Luke Fowler, Lucky PDF, Hannah Sawtell and Factory Floor have taken part in exhibitions and residencies.
The ICA was one of the first venues to present The Clash and The Smiths, as well as bands such as Throbbing Gristle. The inaugural ICA / LUX Biennial of Moving Images was launched in 2012, and the ICA Cinema continues to screen rare artists' film, support independent releases and partner with leading film festivals.
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First time i was at the ICA it was for a Q&A with Alan Yentob hosted by Graham Fink, i avoided the place for about ten years after that! I'm today to see a screening of 'High Life', sci-fi film. It ha... more »
Went to see McQueen with my daughter in Screen 2. Previous night had been at the BFI's IMAX, biggest screen in the country. This one must have been one of the smallest. It was like having a film in yo... more »
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