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CCA Tel Aviv-Yafo is a non-collecting institution fostering practices, discussions and reflections connected to the most relevant issues of our times. The goal of CCA Tel Aviv-Yafo is to commission and produce new projects by radical living artists with a special focus on giving an institutional frame to artists from Israel. Presenting a rigorous and multifaceted program of exhibitions, events, and printed matter in Hebrew, Arabic and English, the Center is a dynamic hub with an artist-driven spirit that makes it a home for the city’s vibrant contemporary art scene.


In November 2005, the Municipality of Tel Aviv-Yafo granted CCA Tel Aviv-Yafo its own building, the Rachel & Israel Pollak Gallery, which includes a ground floor gallery, a first floor gallery, and the Marc Schimmel multipurpose gallery. Over its 300 square meters of exhibition space, the Center presents a rigorous program of exhibitions – seven-to-ten per year, each of them accompanied by a public program – as well as a lineup of independent events. Due to its focus on new commissions and productions, CCA Tel Aviv-Yafo presents only solo exhibitions by living artists, with the exception of one annual group exhibition always based on a distinctive curatorial approach. Over the years, the Center has presented international artists who have not shown in Israel before, including Marina Abramović, Sharon Lockhart, Gary Hill, Rosa Barba, and Christian Jankowski to name a few. Many Israeli artists have had their first major institutional solo exhibitions ever at CCA Tel Aviv-Yafo, including Yael Bartana, Guy Ben Ner, Roee Rosen, Nir Evron, Michal Helfman and Nira Pereg, and the Center has also given the first institutional presentation in Israel to artist born or based in the country and exhibiting internationally, such as Keren Cytter and Sharif Waked. All the exhibitions are accompanied by printed matter in Hebrew, Arabic and English. In 2022, CCA Tel Aviv-Yafo unveiled its new identity with a new emblem designed by Israel-born, New York-based artist Ido Michaeli, a new typeface, “Circular CCA,” designed by Laurenz Brunner and distributed by the Swiss type foundry Lineto, a new logo conceived by Haifa-based designers Hagar Messer & Ofri Fortis and a new website designed by WIX.


Nicola Trezzi


Tamar Margalit


Diana Shoef


Guy Bernard Reichmann


Mona Benyamin


Eden Bannet

Sergio Edelsztein (Chairman)

Anette Bollag Rothschild

Gil Brandes

Dorit Gary Segal

Benno Kalev

Giora Kaplan

Nathalie Mamane-Cohen

Shulamit Nazarian

Jacob Peres

Michelle Pollak

Iris Rywkind Ben Zour

Rivka Saker

Marc Schimmel

Amos Schocken

Itay Talgam




The Ministry of Culture and Sport – Visual Arts Department

The Municipality of Tel Aviv-Yafo – Art Division



The Philip and Muriel Berman Foundation

Mitzi and Warren Eisenberg Family Foundation

Wendy Fisher and the Kirsh Foundation


Mifal HaPais Council for the Culture and Arts

Ostrovsky Family Fund (OFF)

Outset Contemporary Art Fund

Association Pluriel pour l’Art Contemporain

The Yehoshua Rabinovich Tel Aviv Foundation for the Arts


Bollag-Guggenheim AG

Factory 54




The Czech Center and Smartwings

The Danish Arts Foundation

Institut Français d’Israël

Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Tel Aviv

The Lithuanian Culture Institute


Dr. Philippe Cohen

Sonia S. Cummings

Edna and Prof. Avital Fast

Sean Leffers

Ann and Dr. Ari Rosenblatt

Suzy Shammah

Manon Slome

Ongi and Danny Ungar

Yona Zach


Galerie Anne-Sarah Bénichou, Paris

Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv


Frith Street Gallery, London

Magazzino, Rome

Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing / Lucerne

Sommer Contemporary Art Gallery, Tel Aviv / Zurich 


And those who wish to remain anonymous


Over the years, CCA Tel Aviv-Yafo established a series of unique collaborations with institutions in Europe and the United States. These collaborations span from publications and exhibitions co-productions, to the conceptions of long-term projects – including projects, performances, and events – based on curatorial exchanges. The Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) in Berlin, KADIST in San Francisco and Paris, MoMA | PS1 in New York, CCA Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, the Kunstmuseum in Bonn, the Kunstverein Braunschweig, Museion in Bolzano, Culturgest in Lisbon, MAMCO in Geneva, CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, ICA Milano and Museo Villa dei Cedri in Bellinzona (Switzerland), KMAC Museum in Louisville, Faena Art Center in Buenos Aires, Kunsthaus Baselland in Basel, Pernod Ricard Foundation in Paris and S.M.A.K. in Ghent, are some of the institutions with which CCA Tel Aviv-Yafo has collaborated. Recently, the Center has started collaborating with institutions, foundations and independent spaces in Israel, such as the Bauhaus Foundation, Tel Aviv, the Lobby Art Space in Tel Aviv, Idris, the Negev Museum of Art in Be'er Sheva and the Bar David Museum for Art and Judaica in Kibbutz Bar'am.


The Center for Contemporary Art Tel Aviv, now CCA Tel Aviv-Yafo, is a registered non-profit organization founded in 1998 to promote time-based and contemporary artistic practices in Israel. Operating from a small room at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque, CCA Tel Aviv-Yafo had managed to expand the discourse about contemporary art in Israel by presenting radical artworks by groundbreaking artists working in Israel, Europe and the United States. In addition to series of video art and experimental cinema screenings organized between 1998 and 2005 at Cinematheques throughout the country (Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Rosh Pina, and Sderot), CCA Tel Aviv-Yafo initiated and produced blurrrr – International Performance Art Biennial (1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2009) and VideoZone – International Video Art Biennial (2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, and 2010); established the Fund for Video Art and Experimental Cinema; produced Artattack (2001-04), a television program dedicated entirely to video art, broadcast on community TV channels throughout the country; and founded the Video Archive that contains over 4000 video works by Israeli and non-Israeli artists from the 1960s to the present.

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