Started from the artist’s studio in 1994, Czong Institute for Contemporary Art (CICA) became a unique cultural space founded and cultivated by artists. Unlike many modern architecture designed and built in a short period of time, this unique art complex bears 25 years of consistent endeavors of an individual artist and his team. We encourage you to walk around this space, and find out our philosophy, style, and histories here at CICA.
Since 2014, CICA Museum has networked with over 4,000 international artists while organizing experimental publications & international exhibitions including the CICA international exhibition & publication on New Media Art, Art Yellow Book, and Artist Statement. To overcome uniform dissemination of contemporary art from the “center of Art,” we aim to introduce local artists and cultures from different regions to global audiences and connect them with each other. In 2017, CICA Museum formed the CICA New Media Art Conference (CICA NMAC) which has become an annual conference. For CICA NMAC, CICA Museum collaborated with Gimpo City in 2017, Anyang City Cultural & Art Foundation in 2018, and Seoul National University in 2019. CICA Museum also organized “Art Teleported,” the Art Show and Conference for Nomad Artists, held in New York in 2019 and 2020. Through exhibitions, publications, conferences, and diverse experimental platforms, we hope to create a global network among local artists, designers, audiences, and communities so that they can make, appreciate, and live in art in their regions and cultures.