ICA Artists’ Film Biennial 2016: Discounted entry for students

The Art Fund is delighted to offer 210 discounted places for Student National Art Pass holders at this year’s ICA Artists’ Film Biennial.

The ICA Artists’ Film Biennial 2016, supported by the Art Fund, is a five-day celebration of artists’ film and moving image, taking place at the ICA from 25 to 29 May 2016. The biennial, now in its second edition, will offer audiences the opportunity to see some of the best new film and rarely seen works in one place, and engage directly with artists, curators and industry practitioners from all over the world.

At the centre of the programme are the profile screenings, presenting comprehensive bodies of work by American artist Ellen Cantor and Norwegian artist Lars Laumann. Artists Ahmet Öğüt, Charlotte Prodger, Martine Syms and Ming Wong will present works as part of the artist-selected screenings. The ICA will also host a series of events exploring the interconnected relationship between the artist, production, distribution, collection, and exhibition of artists’ moving image. Presentations and panel discussions will draw upon key individuals from Film and Video Umbrella (FVU), the Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network (FLAMIN), Frieze, HOME, LUX and Soda Film + Art.

We are offering a range of 70% discounted places for Student National Art Pass holders interested in artists’ film and moving-image work at the following talks and screenings:


LUX, FVU and HOME Artist Film

26 May, 12pm, Cinema 1

This event features presentations from key moving-image organisations LUX, Film and Video Umbrella and Home Artist Film, as well as the opportunity to see some of the work they support.

FLAMIN, Soda Film + Art, and Frieze

27 May, 12pm, Cinema 1

This event features presentations from key moving-image organisations FLAMIN, Soda Film + Art, and Frieze Video, as well as the opportunity to see some of the work they support.


29 May, 11am, Cinema 1

This symposium responds to the broader context of the ICA Artist’s Film Biennial by exploring artistic, photographic and filmic relations to the mediated cityscape and its contemporary fragmentation. Key themes include mediating fragments, mediating publics and mediating narratives.

Talk: Social Identity
28 May, 3pm, Cinema 1

A panel discussion exploring the role of moving image as a device for defining and constructing social identities, and the ways these topics are perceived within a wider cultural context.

Talk: Political Identity

27 May, 3pm, Cinema 1

A panel discussion exploring how political identities are depicted and captured by the moving image, and the evolving role of the moving image as a political medium.

Profile: Lars Laumann

28 May, 6.30pm, Cinema 1

A programme of films by Norwegian artist Lars Laumann, who explores unusual biographies and documentary approaches in his moving-image work. This screening features the UK premiere of Season of Migration to the North (2015).

Profile: Ellen Cantor

25 May, 6.30pm, Cinema 1

The late Ellen Cantor produced video and drawings, and during the last years of her life was working towards a feature-length film, Pinochet Porn. This screening profiles a series of her video works.


How to take advantage of the 70% reduced ticket price

To book your place on any one of the events above, all you have to do is click on the link and select ‘Student National Art Pass’ in the dropdown menu. Please make sure to bring your Student National Art Pass card with you to the ICA, as you will need to present it on arrival.

Event details

The ICA Artists’ Film Biennial 2016 will take place from 25 to 29 May at the ICA, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH.