Founded in 2007 as The Irish Museum of Contemporary Art, IMOCA is an artist-led initiative dedicated to advancing education about, awareness and appreciation of, and participation in contemporary, experimental and emerging arts practices. In 2015 IMOCA has evolved into the Independent Museum of Contemporary Arts, with affiliate projects and art centres in various countries.
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2015 Letter from the Director

June 15, 2015 We are delighted to announce today the evolution of IMOCA from the Irish, to the Independent Museum of Contemporary Arts.  Although we have frequently created exhibition opportunities outside of Dublin, this change heralds the imminent opening of our first project space outside of Ireland- NIVEL Arts in Valencia, Spain. Being an independent...

5th Annual New Living Art Exhibition 2014

5th Annual New Living Art Exhibition 2014 By design, each year the NLA takes on a slightly new form, with new curatorial and selection input and space. This year’s exhibition will be taking place in the Steambox galleries in Dublin 8, opening September 12 and running til October 12. Selected Artists for the NLA V...
NLA 2011: Opening

NLA 2011: Opening

This Place Has No Atmosphere

This Place Has No Atmosphere

Show opens Friday, September 9 at 6:00pm Show open 12-5 daily through October 2 Graffiti Research Lab (FR) France has a particularly strong link with graffiti and urban art. It is almost impossible to conceive of a French city without it’s graffiti and local artists, it has become an integral part of our urban landscape....
This Place Has No Atmosphere

This Place Has No Atmosphere

Written by Paula Danziger in 1986, the pop-fiction teen book by this same title presents a young girl in 2057 who has to leave all her popularity and friends behind as her family moves for her father’s new job in a city on the moon. As much as the original title was a double entendre...
This Place Has No Atmosphere

This Place Has No Atmosphere

Written by Paula Danziger in 1986, the pop-fiction teen book by this same title presents a young girl in 2057 who has to leave all her popularity and friends behind as her family moves for her father’s new job in a city on the moon. As much as the original title was a double entendre...
BYOB Dublin

BYOB Dublin

February 27, 6-11pm at Irish Museum of Contemporary Art in the Moxie Studios, Lad Lane, Dublin, Ireland. Participating Artists: Ciaran McClelland Hiromi Okumura Paul O’Donohue Stephen O’Rourke JJ McGrath Melissa Doran Aibhe OConnor Jessica Kelly Nicole McKenna Tatiana Kovalenko Mona Gamil Bear Koss Benjamin Gaulon Paul O’Neill Ivan Twohig

Opening of the 2010 New Living Art Exhibition [NLA], July 2nd, 6-10 pm

Opening reception 2nd July 2010, 6 – 10pm Exhibition continues 2nd July – 1st August daily 12-5pm Sam Aldridge, Cormac Browne, Alice Butler, Sean Campbell, John Coll, Mark Durkan & Eilis McDonald, Geraint Evans, Niall Fallon & Rory Grubb, Gillian Fitzpatrick, Benjamin Gaulon, Gemma Geraghty, Carl Giffney, Fiona Hallinan, Daragh Hughes, Ramon Kassam, Barbara Knezevic,...
Silent Vibrations - Ella Burke 02.06/09.06 2010

Silent Vibrations – Ella Burke 02.06/09.06 2010

“Painting and static sculpture are obsolete. They are anachronisms because they are irrelevant to our contemporary technological situation.” (Willoughby Sharp, 1968) The Irish Museum of Contemporary Art (IMOCA) is delighted to announce the opening reception of Silent Vibrations, a solo show by Ella Burke, the IMOCA 2009 Graduate Residency Award recipient. Burke’s new body of...
Blasphemous Show

Blasphemous Show

Show open Fri-Sat-Sun 12-5 [or by appointment] thru April 25. Curated by K. Bear Koss. Thanks to all of the artists who repsonded to the open call for the Blasphemous Project. Although we could not include everyone due to the extremely high volume of submissions, we will keep all of you in the IMOCA database...

Talking Heads

Taking its title from the filmic convention common to docu-journalism and webcam exhibitionism, Talking Heads is an exhibition of contemporary artworks that explore the people and faces that populate the mediascape. The eye-witness testimonial, the confessional, the report, the expert discussion; each of these techniques lends authority and credence to the speaking subject. And yet,...

Échantillons: Encastrable

To launch an attack on the cornucopias food, gardening and DIY chain stores are. There, to carry out short-lived actions performed with very little means and clandestinely introduce a workshop and an exhibition space so as to turn the distribution network into an artist residency structure. This is the simple and common idea that brought...