The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) Singapore is the curatorial division of LASALLE College of the Arts, dedicated to innovative and experimental art practices. Established as the Dr Earl Lu Gallery in 1986, it was renamed the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) Singapore in 2004.
The ICA Singapore is composed of five galleries that together span 1500 square metres. The institute curates exhibitions, undertakes research, presents lectures and seminars, publishes books and exhibition catalogues, and provides professional development, training and mentorship.
Exhibitions are programmed in two streams:
1. National and international exhibitions that are experimental, innovative and exemplary
2. Research-based and curriculum-related exhibitions developed with staff, students and alumni across LASALLE schools.
The ICA Singapore fosters educational and creative innovation. It provides cultural tools for students, arts professionals and the wider public to advance their knowledge and appreciation of contemporary art.
The ICA Singapore manages the LASALLE College of the Arts Collection.