The Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (ICA LA) presents its annual benefit art sale on May 7, 2022. Once again due to the pandemic, INCOGNITO has been reimagined as a virtual event. However there was an in-person cocktail and art party called PRECOGNITO which took place on May 5, 2022, where attendees can view the works. Both are ticketed events (see below for more info). 

Now in its 14th iteration, nearly 400 established and emerging artists will contribute 12 x 12 inch original works of art in any medium of their choosing. All works will be sold for only $500, and the artists remain anonymous, the identities of the artists will be revealed after the purchase. INCOGNITO was created with a spirit of democracy, inclusivity, and fun. Guests are encouraged to use their eyes, follow their hearts, and trust their instincts to make their selections!

INCOGNITO is a fantastic opportunity to add affordable works by great artists to your collection and support ICA LA’s distinct and groundbreaking exhibitions and public programs in the process.

The May 7th event will kick off with a live broadcast will begin at 5pm (PT) – a 30-minute program featuring ICA LA staff, board members, artists, and special guests. After the program, the online art sale will open. All guests will be given access to the viewing room simultaneously and artworks will sell quickly!

Andrea Bowers, Incognito (ICA LA), 2022. Cardboard and color changing LED lights. 49 x 72 x 6 inches (124.46 x 182.88 x 15.24 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles. Photo: Brica Wilcox

Artists include: Tanya Aguiñiga, Edgar Arceneaux, Carmen Argote, Jamal Cyrus, Shannon Ebner, Sharif Farrag, Charles Gaines, Liz Glynn, Sayre Gomez, Todd Gray, Lauren Halsey, EJ Hill, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Michael Joo, Sharon Lockhart, Tala Madani, Harold Mendez, Yunhee Min, Cathy Opie, Laura Owens, Lari Pittman, Analia Saban, Max Hooper Schneider, Lara Schnitger, Kerry Tribe, Pae White, B. Wurtz, Rosha Yaghmai, and many more. 

If you would like to view the artworks in person and prepare in advance for the online sale during INCOGNITO, you can attend PRECOGNITO, a cocktail reception and preview taking place on Thursday, May 5, from 7-9pm PT at VIELMETTER LOS ANGELES. Your PRECOGNITO ticket purchase includes access to INCOGNITO.

Special thanks to artist Andrea Bowers for designing this year’s INCOGNITO logo.

Admission starts at $150 for INCOGNITO or $500 for both events; CLICK HERE for more info and to purchase tickets

Where: INCOGNITO – online (May 7, 2022); PRECOGNITO –  In-person at Vielmetter Los Angeles, 1700 S Santa Fe Ave #101, Los Angeles, CA 90021
When: Incognito – May 7, 2022, 5-8pm; PRECOGNITO – May 5, 2022, 7-9pm