French national network
of contemporary art centres

Contemporary art centres

IAC — Institut d’art contemporain

11 rue du Docteur Dolard, 69100 Villeurbanne


DCA - centre d'art - Vue de la verrière de l'IAC
Vue de la verrière de l’IAC. Photo : Blaise Adilon
DCA - centre d'art - Verrière de l'IAC, 2021
Verrière de l’IAC, 2021. Photo : Thomas Lannes.

In a space remodelled for each occasion, the Institute schedules four exhibition periods per year. These consist of several novel projects.

The solo exhibition is the closest to the artist and his work and is a basic principle of events at the Institute (2006: Anthony McCall, Allen Ruppersberg; 2007: Frangois CurIet, Jef Geys; 2009: Laurent Montaron; 2010 : Michel François, Matt Mullican; 2011: Hans Schabus, Joachim Koester; 2012: Berdaguer & Péjus, Bojan Šarčević; 2013: Saâdane Afif, Manfred Pernice; 2014: Thomas Bayrle, Guillaume Leblon; 2016: Jason Dodge; 2017: Ann Veronica Janssens; Maria Loboda ; 2018: Katinka Bock ; 2019: Daniel Steegmann Mangrané; 2021: Apichatpong Weerasethakul…).

Group and theme exhibitions focus on the issues of creative art today; these are more experimental and occasional.

IAC is by vocation based in a vast environment, from local to global.It develops numerous projects — exhibitions, residencies, workshops with the schools — throughout the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in connection with partner structures and with a particular attention to rural areas.

Each year also gives rise to the organization of a key ex situ moment that alternates between two axes: the promotion of young creation (Galeries Nomades) and the valorization of the collection, brought to dialogue with remarkable sites of cultural or natural heritage.

Beyond the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region and traditional loans that allow the circulation of the IAC collection worldwide, the IAC weaves many collaborations at the national, european and international levels for co-productions, co-editions and dissemination of research of the Brain space laboratory.

Director: Nathalie Ergino