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The Rituals of Carlos Sandoval de León

In advance of his first museum presentation at ICA Miami, artist Carlos Sandoval de León conceives three rituals for his new site-specific sculpture. Read More

Damián Ortega: Replicant Technology

Seeking to replicate the effect of a naturally occurring crystal, renowned sculptor Damián Ortega tours workshops in Mexico City and explains his quest for transformation. Read More

The Fortunes of Wong Ping

Watch as Hong Kong-based artist Wong Ping prepares for his exhibition at ICA Miami by seeking the advice of fortune-tellers from Temple Street Market. Read More

Eric-Paul Riege: The Gifts You’ve Been Given

Navajo artist Eric-Paul Riege shows ICA Miami around his hometown of Gallup, NM, while ruminating on the significance of family and relationships in his practice. Read More

Guadalupe Maravilla: Crossing Borders Through Art

Using his experience as an immigrant as a point of departure, artist Guadalupe Maravilla examines the relationship between his work and the experience (and subsequent trauma) of border crossing. Read More

Paulo Nazareth: When People Become Products

Using a newly-commissioned work as a point of departure, Brazilian artist Paulo Nazareth recalls the historical context for the creation of his “Products of Genocide” series. Read More

Guadalupe Maravilla: A Spiritual Practice

Multidisciplinary artist and educator Guadalupe Maravilla (b. San Salvador, El Salvador) explains how spirituality and sound is inextricably bound to his artistic practice. Maravilla’s first solo museum project, “Portals,” opening June 27, 2019 at ICA Miami, features a group of powerfully sculptural, wearable headdresses that incorporate gongs used… Read More

Manuel Solano: Becoming Masculina

Mexico City-based artist Manuel Solano explores how language articulates the complexity of gender, and how masculinity, identity, and fashion form the foundation for a new video work, Masculina (2018), produced with support from ICA Miami. Read More

Eric-Paul Riege: Carrying Each Other Up The Mountain

Diné (Navajo) artist Eric-Paul Riege prepares for his first solo museum project at ICA Miami by carrying a woven sculpture up the side of a mountain and honoring the sanctity of the land. Read More

Larry Bell on Glass

“The work was teaching me how to think about what to do. You follow the work—that’s what an artist does.” Renowned artist Larry Bell discusses the enduring allure of working with glass over his decades-long career. Read More

Judy Chicago’s Advice to Artists

“If one wants to succeed as an artist, one has to be prepared for a long sustained push… the faster you go up, the quicker you go down.” Pioneering feminist artist Judy Chicago offers sage wisdom to aspiring artists. Read More

Larry Bell: The Black Room

Minimalist pioneer Larry Bell explores the thinking behind one of his first immersive architectural installations, The Black Room (1969/2018), recreated for his latest exhibition at ICA Miami. Read More

Walter Darby Bannard: What Are You Seeing?

Renowned minimalist artist Frank Stella and art historian Alex Bacon expound upon the significance of work by Walter Darby Bannard, with a focus on how the artist’s work is understood amidst today’s “overflowing bounty” of visual information. Read More

Judy Chicago: Making a Purple Poem for Miami

On the occasion of her career-spanning exhibition “A Reckoning” at ICA Miami, pioneering feminist artist Judy Chicago discusses the historical significance of her smoke performances, and previews a new site-specific work for ICA Miami, A Purple Poem for Miami, debuting in 2019. Read More

Jacolby Satterwhite: An Epistemology of Terry Adkins

“He gave me the license to have the attitude that I have—an unapologetic fearlessness—and he thought that would take me a long way.” Artist Jacolby Satterwhite reflects on the epistemological and ideological lessons learned from his former mentor, conceptual artist Terry Adkins. Read More

Merele Adkins: Terry Adkins on Art, Music, and Potential Disclosure

Merele Adkins discusses the work of her late husband, renowned conceptual artist and musician Terry Adkins. Read More

Manuel Solano: Art from experience

“I have absolutely no interest in making art if it’s not about myself. I don’t see the point.” In preparation for their forthcoming solo museum debut exhibition at ICA Miami, Mexico City-based artist Manuel Solano reflects on the significance of identity-driven work. Read More

Donald Judd: Paintings and Perspectives from ICA Miami

Yadira Capaz, Isabella Rodriguez, and Jacqueline Gomez, Visitor Services at ICA Miami, explore critical transitional years of master sculptor Donald Judd between 1959–1964. Read More

Diamond Stingily: The joy and beauty in Blackness

During a conversation with ICA Miami and poet Rindon Johnson, emerging Brooklyn-based artist Diamond Stingily touches on how the joy of Black art subverts expectation. Read More

Donald Judd: Paintings

“Not too much should be read into some kind of narrative because [Donald Judd] was trying to escape the narrative to begin with.” Curator and writer Flavin Judd ruminates on the significance of paintings made by his internationally renowned sculptor father. Read More