Exhibition25.11.202201.05.2023
Horror in the Modernist Block
Event07.12.2022 / 6.30pm7.30pm
Artist’s Talk: Farwa Moledina – Sold Out
Exhibition25.11.202201.05.2023
Horror in the Modernist Block
Event07.12.2022 / 6.30pm7.30pm
Artist’s Talk: Farwa Moledina – Sold Out
Exhibition25.11.202201.05.2023
Horror in the Modernist Block
Event07.12.2022 / 6.30pm7.30pm
Artist’s Talk: Farwa Moledina – Sold Out

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Events

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Current Exhibitions

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Exhibition25.11.202201.05.2023
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Horror in the Modernist Block
Ikon presents new and recent work by 20 contemporary artists exploring the relationship between architectural modernism and horror.

Upcoming Exhibitions

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Exhibition08.12.202228.02.2023
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Dreamday, Bangkok
Mit Jai Inn
Jim Thompson Art Center presents Dreamday, a solo exhibition by Mit Jai Inn (b.1960, Chiang Mai). A leading figure of contemporary art in Thailand, Mit is renowned for his colourful artworks that merge painting and sculpture.
Exhibition16.12.202231.03.2023
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A Gift to Birmingham
Vanley Burke
Ikon tours A Gift to Birmingham by Vanley Burke to Handsworth Library. The exhibition features seventeen portraits of members of Migrant Voice, a migrant-led national organisation with a hub in Birmingham. Each image tells a story of migration, either recent or long past, with subjects accompanied or alone.
Exhibition07.03.202319.03.2023
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WHY ARE WE STUCK IN HOSPITAL?
FOKA WOLF
Birmingham-based artist and activist Foka Wolf creates a gallery installation and billboard campaign that illustrates the invisibility of people with learning disabilities and / or autistic people in long-stay hospitals.
Exhibition17.05.202303.09.2023
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MELATI SURYODARMO
In summer 2023, Ikon transforms its galleries into a platform for performance art, with the first UK exhibition by acclaimed Indonesian performance artist Melati Suryodarmo (b.1969).   
Exhibition20.09.202322.12.2023
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IMPOSTER SYNDROME
DEAN KELLAND
Birmingham-born artist Dean Kelland exhibits the results of his four-year residency at HMP Grendon, Buckinghamshire, Europe’s only wholly therapeutic prison.  

Latest News

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Ikon Shop25.11.2022
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Ikon x Window Artists
Take a look at Ikon Shop’s newly commissioned window illustration by Window Artists for our winter exhibition, Horror in the Modernist Block. Birmingham-based Window Artists take their inspiration from their love of the city’s brutalist architecture, as well as the natural world and how it intersects with the urban landscape.
News15.11.2022
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Forward Programme 2023
Ikon announces its future exhibitions and education programmes for 2023. Find out what’s coming up!
News31.10.2022
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Ikon Team Update
Ikon enters a new phase in its history as Jonathan Watkins, Director since 1999, has completed his time leading the gallery. During the coming period members of the current senior management team will take on new roles and responsibilities.
News28.10.2022
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Thank You Jonathan Watkins
Today Jonathan Watkins steps down as Ikon Director. Thank you for your 23 years of service, for leading Ikon to where it is today and for your commitment to presenting the very best contemporary art. The impact of your dedication and leadership is felt by all at Ikon, the many artists you have supported and the much wider cultural community.

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