Lauren Downing became the Executive Assistant to the Director in 2019. She first joined ICA in 2014 as the Curatorial Assistant. She is also a co-owner of Ulises, a local bookshop and curatorial platform focused on artists’ books and independent art publications. While attending The Pennsylvania State University, she triple-majored in Art History, Finance, and French, with a minor in International Business, and is now earning her M.A. in the History of Art at The University of Pennsylvania. Before moving to Philadelphia, she was the Assistant Director of Ion, a contemporary art and design gallery.