Established in 1974, the Geneva Contemporary Art Center was the first contemporary art institution in the French speaking part of Switzerland. Designed as a space for production, research and experimentation, it has no permanent collection but instead has hosted more than 300 temporary exhibitions since its founding. The center is known for discovering new talent and introducing emerging Swiss and international artists to Geneva and the rest of the country. It shares space with the Centre de la Photographie Geneve, the Musee d’Art Moderne et Contemporain and the Fonds d’Art Contemporain and features a 1,000-square meter exhibition space, a cinema, an artist’s residency, a library and a children’s workshop.
The Geneva Contemporary Art Center is in the heart of the city, about a 20-minute walk from the historical center. It is also easily accessible by public transportation. Take bus 1 to the Ecole-Medecine stop or bus 2 or 19 to the Musee d’ethnographie or Bains stops. You can also take tram 12 to Plainpalais or tram 15 to Cirque.