The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami.

Ellen Salpeter Steps Down as Director of Institute of Contemporary Art Miami

Miami’s Institute of Contemporary Art announced today that director Ellen Salpeter will resign on June 1. Salpeter joined ICA Miami in late 2015 to oversee the completion and inauguration of the museum’s new permanent home in the Miami Design District.

“It has been a great privilege working alongside ICA Miami’s visionary board and staff during this pivotal moment in the life of the museum,” Salpeter said in a statement. “I’m extremely proud of all that we have achieved together. With the new building launched, the museum’s program for the coming seasons set, and the institution on stable financial footing, the timing is right for me to pursue new projects. I will continue to serve as a resource to ICA Miami after my departure and look forward to celebrating its many future successes.”

The institution also announced that it has put in place a new structure for the museum’s senior leadership team, expanding its roles and responsibilities. Deputy director and chief curator Alex Gartenfeld has been named artistic director, and associate director Tommy Ralph Pace is being promoted to the position of deputy director.