phICA’s primary educational vehicle is contemporary art exhibitions produced and presented in various venues within the Phoenix Metropolitan area. Between 2013 and 2018, we have presented solo and group exhibits in 3 repurposed shipping containers in the Downtown Phoenix Arts District on Roosevelt Row with acclaimed success. We also have presented exhibitions in satellite locations including Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton’s Offices, Bill’s Custom Frames in Tempe, MCC Art Gallery at Mesa Community College in Mesa, the Phoenix Mexican Consulate, and twice in Tijuana, Baja California, México with our partners CIAAC and Ayuntamento de Tijuana/IMAC.

Exhibitions of art in various venues, some in which encountering art is unexpected, offer portals of entry to large, diverse audiences for engaging with, enjoying, understanding, and interpreting contemporary art and culture.


Phoenix: A Creative Oasis

Offices of Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton
April 15, 2013 – Present



November 13, 2017 – February 2, 2018


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Roosevelt Row, Phoenix, Arizona

October 20, 2017 – February 11, 2018



Onloaded 4

Roosevelt Row, Phoenix, Arizona

October 21, 2016 – May 14, 2017

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Take Aim

Northlight Gallery, ASU
October 21 – December 2, 2016


Outside Mexico de Rigo Flores

Universidad Tecnológica de Tijuana (UTT)
Tijuana, Mexico
May 5 – June 5, 2016


Outside Mexico de Rigo Flores

Casa de Cultura de Playas
Tijuana, Mexico
February 19 – April 16, 2016  

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phICA in Tempe

January – March, 2016
        April – July, 2016     


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Roosevelt Row, Phx, AZ

October 16, 2015 – May 15, 2016


Denise Yaghmourian – Eddie Shea

May 15 – June 14, 2015


Onloaded 2

October, 2014 – May, 2015



Onloaded 1

January 17 – June 15, 2014


CD9: A Richly Diverse Creative Oasis

March 8 – December 31, 2013


Declaring Independence

Organized by Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art (phICA)
Curated by Ted G. Decker
Eric Fischl Gallery at Phoenix College, Phoenix, Arizona USA
October 3-27, 2011


Laerte Ramos: Arma Branca

Organized by Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art (phICA)
Curated by Ted G. Decker
March 18 – April 10, 2011