Located on the southside of the Tramontana Mountains only 30 min. from Palma, the CCA Andratx Art Centre is dedicated to the creation and exhibition of contemporary art. To the general public it offers a unique cultural experience, whereas the studio program is open to national and international artists.|
The CCA was founded in 2001 by Jacob and Patricia Asbaek. The 4.000 m2 building with a minimal but traditional style is perfectly integrated in the breathtaking natural scenery of its surroundings and is one of the largest centres of contemporary art in the Balearic Islands as well as in the rest of Europe.
Visitors, collectors and artists are invited to spend a day exploring art and nature and enjoying the many facilities of the CCA.
The exhibition spaces are large but flexible with concrete flooring and simple white walls. There are no windows to the surrounding landscape, but from the patio large glass doors open into the exhibition halls, the gift shop and the restaurant, with the light being beautifully filtered through the colonnade.
A team of curators directed by Patricia Asbaek organizes 3-4 international exhibitions per year, showing challenging artistic projects and experiments in a wide range of media.
The Art Gallery offers selected works to satisfy the demands of any art collector. Paintings, sculptures, installations, graphics and photographs from international and local artists are displayed and for sale.
The Art Gallery also hosts solo exhibitions of artists who have worked in the CCA Studios.
CCA ESPAI is a new space in the CCA dedicated to artists residing in the Balearic Islands. An annual program of four solo exhibitions will present contemporary art by Balearic artists working in a wide variety of media such as such as paintings, sculpture, photography, drawings, video art and installations.
The aim of the CCA ESPAI is to create an ongoing dialogue between contemporary artists from the Balearic Islands and the widely international art public of the CCA. In this way, CCA ESPAI hopes to contribute to the already flourishing creative development in the Balearic Islands, as well as to promote the artistic and cultural life of the Balearic Islands internationally.
For more than six years, CCA Andratx has been a production place and a platform for artists. In conjunction with the presentation of high-profile international contemporary art by CCA Kunsthalle, CCA offers an Artist-in-Residence Program. Over 100 artists from 20 different countries have already benefited from this program (Cosima von Bonin, Markus Oehlen, Bernhard Martin, Martin Parr, Andrea Fraiser and Lucy McKenzie).
Foundation year: 2001
Director(s): Patricia Asbaek
Employees: Barry Schwabsky & Friederike Nymphius-Exhibition Curators/Magdalena March-Business Manager & Events Manager/Jackie Herbst-Coordination, Press and Marketing/Mª Eugenia López-Rodó-Coordination and Workshops