About Prefix ICA
Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art is a public art gallery and arts publishing house based in Toronto, Canada. Founded in 1999 by Scott McLeod in consultation with a national advisory council, the institution fosters the appreciation and understanding of contemporary photographic, media and digital arts through exhibitions, publications, public programmes and related activities.
Board of Directors
Honorary Legal Counsel
Sheldon Inkol, Blaney McMurtry LLP
Monika Kin Gagnon
Sarah Robayo Sheridan
Programmers, Urban Field Speakers Series
Manager of Exhibitions and Public Programmes
Sebastián Benítez, firstname.lastname@example.org
Manager of Communications and Development
Eliot Wright, email@example.com
Programme Development Assistant
Prefix Photo Magazine
Eliot Wright, firstname.lastname@example.org
Book Reviews Editor
Alex Borkowski, email@example.com
Sebastián Benítez, firstname.lastname@example.org
Eliot Wright, email@example.com
Stephanie Mina Kim
Milada Kovácová, firstname.lastname@example.org
Advertising Sales Representative
Milada Kovácová, email@example.com
For general inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location and Hours
Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art
401 Richmond Street West, Suite 124
Canada M5V 3A8
Prefix ICA is located in a historic industrial building near the southeast corner of Richmond Street West and Spadina Avenue. It can easily be reached by public transportation. A paid parking lot is available for cars on the north side of Richmond Street West. Bicycles may be parked at the main entrance to the building. Prefix ICA’s facility is wheelchair accessible. Admission is free.
Hours of Operation
Office hours: Monday to Friday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Gallery hours: Wednesday to Saturday, noon to 5:00 PM, or by appointment
Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art offers a beautiful facility that blends historic brick-and-beam construction with modern design. Perfect for all of your public and private event needs: symposia, conferences, meetings, weddings, parties, receptions. Prefix also offers a wide variety of audio-visual equipment, including video projectors, flatscreen monitors and other technical support.
For bookings, queries or to arrange a site visit, please contact the Operations Manager at 416-591-0357 or email@example.com.
As a non-profit organization and registered charity, Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art relies heavily on the generosity of supporters. Your donation allows Prefix ICA to continue to provide quality exhibitions, publications, public programmes and related activities to a wide and diverse audience. All donations are tax-deductible. Charitable tax receipts are issued in February of each year.
Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art gratefully acknowledges the assistance of its staff, volunteers, patrons, sponsors and donors, as well as the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council with funding from the City of Toronto. The Ontario Arts Council is an agency of the Government of Ontario.
For the construction and renovation of its facility in 2003–04, Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art gratefully acknowledges the assistance of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Team Project, Urbanspace Property Group and private donors.
Current Press Releases
Taysir Batniji: Suspended Time | Extension Announcement
Taysir Batniji: Suspended Time
Past Press Releases
Blake Fitzpatrick and Vid Ingelevics: The Labour of Commemoration_Monograph 1.1
Blake Fitzpatrick and Vid Ingelevics: The Labour of Commemoration
Michael Snow: Newfoundlandings
Gunilla Josephson: Houses and Whispers
Willie Doherty: Passages
Christian Giroux and Daniel Young: Every Building in the City of Toronto
Harun Farocki: One Image Doesn’t Take the Place of the Previous One
Patrick Bernatchez: The Chrysalides Trilogy
Walid Raad: The Truth Will Be Known When the Last Witness Is Dead: Documents from the Fakhouri File in the Atlas Group Archive
Peter Kingstone: One a Day
Stan Douglas: Every Building on 100 West Hastings
Yael Bartana: Trembling Time
Wang Qingsong: Present-Day Epics
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