Mission

The Venice Institute of Contemporary Art (ViCA) is an arts organization devoted to identifying, protecting and sustaining the unique stories, history and culture of one of the most important centers of American independent artistic expression. Through its exhibitions, events, research facilities, and education curriculum, ViCA celebrates the world of art internationally, and most importantly the art and culture of Venice Beach/Southern California. Our founding in 2011 marks an ongoing commitment to our community - to present the art world from the perspective of it's artists, writers, curators, collectors, and the art viewing public.

Community

Since it’s inception and through 2019, ViCA has had the privilege of working, exhibiting and presenting art with:

Chabot Museum Rotterdam/Netherlands, Neuer Kunstverein Aschaffenburg, Wilhem Morgner-Haus Museum/Germany, Area Contesa Arte/Rome, Palazzo Iacobucci/Provincia di Forsinone/Italy, TYPE/Japan, Estonian Ministry of Culture, Consul General of Estonia in NY, Estonian American Business Alliance, Estonian American National Council, Fahle Gallery/Estonia, Torrance Art Museum, Long Beach Museum of Art, Museum of Art and History, Diverse Universe, LA Art Show, PhotoLA, Art Palm Springs, BG Gallery, Porch Gallery Ojai, Loft at Liz’s, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Sam Francis Foundation, Lilly Fenichel Estate, William Turtle Collection, Muzeumm, Glendale Community College Art Gallery and many others.

In 2018-2019, we have exhibited and/or placed the art of David Hockney, Robert Rauschenberg, Sam Francis, Ruth Weisberg, Frank Gehry, Claire Falkenstein, Charles Arnoldi, Gloriane Harris, Edmund Teske, Lilly Fenichel, Jean Michel Basquiat, Ed Ruscha, George Herms and Llyn Foulkes, among many others.