I. C. Contemporary is a volunteer-run curatorial institution that prides in its focus on supporting local and emerging talent. We have no costs associated with art applications to eliminate the economic barriers that artists face in launching their careers.
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"I.C.C. is a timely, innovative and urgent contribution to arts exhibition spaces and initiatives online, it was an honour to be included in their inaugural show and I am eager to watch the projects and platform develop.'"
"Showcasing with I. C. Contemporary was a wonderful experience. I had the honour of being one of the artist to showcase their work in the Kerr Street Cafe Emerging Artist Exhibit, curated by Ignazio Colt Nicastro. Through this show, a few of my pieces were sold within days, and more as the weeks went by. Ignazio is an incredibly dedicated curator who will make sure the art and the artist get noticed. He puts so much work into making every showcase unique and true to the artist."
"I was showcased in I.C Contemporary's online virtual exhibit called Queer Identities. This was my first time being showcased in any kind of gallery setting and I was very grateful to have been chosen for this experience. This being my first time, I didn't really know what to expect. Ignazio was so kind and easy to work with that I almost forgot how nervous I was. He was very detailed with his instructions and answered any questions I had. He always asked my opinion along the way and made sure I was ok with all the choices he was making for the exhibit. I am so grateful and appreciative for this opportunity and I am excited to see where I.C Contemporary goes in the future!"
"In July, Ignazio emailed me to express his interest in curating my video 'A Thousand Cuts' in the group exhibition Queer Identities at I. C. Contemporary. I was very receptive to exhibiting in a virtual setting because it allowed for increased access to the work. Ignazio is a very receptive and kind curator. He maintained contact with me regarding exhibition updates and encouraged my input on how my work was displayed in the virtual gallery space. I am looking forward to seeing future exhibitions at I. C. Contemporary and how the virtual gallery develops over time."
"I exhibited with I. C. Contemporary as the first show they curated with Kerr Street Café’s Emerging Artist Exhibit. As an emerging artist with not a large CV I was able to get exhibition experience, sell a some of work, and have my work seen by a large community in a busy café. I.C Contemporary allowed me to experiment with the space and install my sculptural pieces, screen prints and etchings. Working with I.C Contemporary was an amazing opportunity and watching it grow as a platform has been so exciting, I can’t wait to see what they do next!"