Sides of Me: Exploring Connections is an exhibition of works created by participants from various ICA teen programs. The works in this exhibition explore connections between the self and individuals, pets, culture, traditions, heritage, and art itself. These connections also relate to the artists’ struggles with feeling ungrounded in light of recent events such as the pandemic and political unrest, and the effects they’ve had on mental health. 

This exhibition was organized by the ICA’s Teen Exhibitions Program, a group of creative teens that work together to plan, organize, and install artwork in the ICA Teen Gallery.  Sides of Me: Exploring Connections  is on view in the Teen Gallery at the ICA's Seaport Studio through December 1, 2022. The ICA Teen Gallery will be closed August 16-31, 2022. 


6:00 PM 

  • Art making in Gallery
  • Food & Drinks 
  • Photo Booth 
  • Board Games 

6:30 PM 

  • Welcome by Teen Exhibitions Program 

6:45 PM 

  • ICA Teen Artists Q&A 

7:30 PM

  • Dance Party & Closing  



We invite everyone to dress in a way that makes them feel comfortable and celebrated!  


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This event is located at 100 Pier 4, Second Floor (Entrance on Seaport Blvd) Boston, MA 02210. We will be outside with flashlights guiding folks in until 6:30 PM. Look out for chalkboard signs to also guide you to our space. 


We are providing free food and drinks and are asking folks to socially distance while eating and wear a face mask when not eating or drinking. Learn more about our COVID-19 policies here


Special thanks to the following folks who made this exhibition happen: 

Angela T., Principal Designer

Angelica M., Teen Exhibitions Program Member 

AJ G., Teen Exhibitions Program Member 

Betsy G., Director of Teen Programs

Catherine M., ICA Teen Artist 

Edwin A., Facilities Assistant

Fei-Fei A., Teen Exhibitions Program Member 

Gina L., Communications and Outreach Manager at Urbano Project

JF D.,  ICA Teen Artist 

Julie S., Theater Production Manager Performing and Media Arts

Julieta L., ICA Teen Artist 

Kris W., Director of Creative Content and Digital Engagement

Laura C., Teen Exhibitions Program Member 

Leandra B., Teen Exhibitions Program Member 

Leena A., Teen Exhibitions Program Member 

Mariana A., ICA Teen Artist 

Miranda S., ICA Teen Artist 

McKenzie C., ICA Teen Artist 

Nohemi R., Teen Programs Manager

Olivia T., ICA Teen Artist 

Phaidon A., Teen Exhibitions Program Member 

Samantha P., Teen Exhibitions Program Member 

Rose E., Teen Exhibitions Program Member 

Ruth E., Mannion Family Curator Curatorial

Tim O., Chief Preparator

Toru N., Preparator

Free for teens