Anne Ellegood | Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

by Hannah Jackson

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (ICA LA) is pleased to announce Anne Ellegood as its next executive director. Ellegood, who is currently senior curator at the Hammer Museum, will succeed Elsa Longhauser, who held the position for 19 years.

Ellegood joined the Hammer Museum in 2009 and previously served as a contemporary art curator at the Hirschhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. While at the Hammer she co-curated the 2018 biennial of Los Angeles-based artists, Made in LA. Additionally, she organized the first North American retrospective of sculptor Jimmie Durham’s work, which opened at the Hammer in early 2017 before traveling across the country to other notable institutions such as the Whitney Museum of American Art.

“I am absolutely thrilled to be appointed the next executive director of ICA LA. I have been a frequent visitor and avid admirer of the museum’s program for many years. ICA LA has consistently distinguished itself for its groundbreaking and distinctive exhibitions, sometimes giving artists their first museum shows, as well as thoughtful and innovative public programs and education initiatives,” Ellegood said go her appointment.

“I have a genuine affinity with ICA LA’s mission, which emphasizes the pleasure of art while embracing a belief in the capacity for art and artists to make vital contributions to the struggle for social equity and systemic change, and I look forward to furthering this mission and imagining with the museum’s committed board and staff the ICA LA’s next chapter,” Ellegood, who takes the ICA LA helm beginning in September, continued.

ICA LA is located at 1717 E. 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021 and is open for viewing Wednesday–Friday 11 AM to 7 PM; Saturday and Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM.