“Repetition,” 2007. Exhibition view at The Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv. Courtesy The Center for Contemporary Art
The Center for Contemporary Art (CCA), a registered nonprofit organization, was founded in 1998 to promote time-based and contemporary artistic practices in Israel. CCA has initiated and produced seven editions of Blurrr, the International Performance Art Biennial, and four editions of VideoZone, the International Video Art Biennial (2002–08). It has also established the Fund for Video-Art and Experimental Cinema, which distributes grants for Israeli video art and experimental film.
The CCA maintains an archive of more than 3,000 video pieces by Israeli and international artists, with works from the 1960s to the present. In November 2005, the CCA moved to its new building in the Rachel and Israel Pollak Gallery, Seminar Hakibbutzim College, at Kalisher Campus in the center of Tel Aviv. Containing an auditorium, two exhibition halls, office space, and an editing room—as well as a charming entrance square—the building enables the CCA to curate and produce exhibitions, projects, screenings, lectures, and performances on its own premises.