ICA Miami Finds First Permanent Home

After an unconventional launch in 2014, the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Miami has opened its first permanent home—a new 37,500 sq. ft building in the city’s Design District. The privately-funded institution began operating in temporary quarters nearby in December 2014, shortly after it was founded by the former board of the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MoCA NoMi) following a legal battle with the city. The new venue, designed by the Madrid-based firm Aranguren + Gallegos Arquitectos, was funded by

Norm Braman, the former co-chair of MoCA NoMi, and his wife, Irma. It includes 20,500 sq. ft of flexible galleries, double the previous exhibition space. The inaugural program includes solo shows for Robert Gober, Senga Nengudi and Hélio Oiticica and displays of 1980s works by Edward and Nancy Kienholz and new large-scale paintings by Chris Ofili. The first museum exhibition of the Haiti-born, Miami-based artist Tomm El-Saieh is on view in the ICA’s space for emerging artists.

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