Fondazione ICA Milano

Fondazione ICA Milano – Istituto Contemporaneo per le Arti is a non-profit private foundation dedicated to contemporary arts and culture, research and experimentation, in which different personalities from the art world converge, including artists, collectors, art professionals and passionates.

Directed by Alberto Salvadori, ICA is the first Institute for Contemporary Arts originating outside the Anglo-Saxon world, situated in the ex-industrial area of Via Orobia in Milan.

Its activities include a public offer where sharing and participation are the key words to understand their attitude. Exhibitions, art publishing, ceramics, cinema, performance, music, literature, seminars, didactic workshops and much other, will constitute a path revolving around interdisciplinarity and transmediality.

Expression of a precise Milanese identity, historically putting into relation private initiatives with the institutional dimension, ICA finds inspiration in the give-back culture, namely give back to share.


  • Apologia della storia – The Historian’s Craft, curated by Alberto Salvadori and Luigi Fassi (25th January – 15th March 2019);
  • Hans Josephson, curated by Alberto Salvadori and Galleria dell’Ariete. A documented story, curated by Caterina Toschi, first edition of Gallery Focus, the project exploring the story of Italian galleries from the Fifties to today (24th March – 2nd June 2019);
  • Equivalences – new work by Julian Stair; Towards New Canons, ceramics and contemporary art in Great Britain, curated by Tommaso Corvi-Mora, featuring in Ceramics, with which ICA intends exploring the use of ceramics as artistic medium (21th June – 15th September 2019);
  • Books and Others, the first edition of an event dedicated to art books and visual culture that will become an annual appointment (27-29 September 2019);
  • MASBEDO – Why Frontiers Change, curated by Alberto Salvadori (12th October – 10th November 2019)
  • Simone Forti. Vicino al Cuore / Close to the Heart, curated by Chiara Nuzzi and Alberto Salvadori and When the Towel Drops, Vol. I | Italy by the collective Radha May, curated by Claudia D’Alonzo (29th November 2019 – 2nd February 2020)
  • Arte Povera e “Multipli”, Torino 1970 – 1975, curated by Elena Re (13th December 2019 – 2nd February 2020).
16 July 2017
Pinacoteca Agnelli