The Institut d’art contemporain (IAC) is an instrument for creation, experimentation, and research in contemporary art.
In situ, in 1,200 m2 of dedicated space, it develops exhibitions and encounters, as well as maintaining a collection of works of international scope.
Ex situ, it extends its activities by exhibiting its collection throughout the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, as well as on the national and international level.
IAC is supported by the Ministry of Culture and Communication (DRAC Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes), the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region and the City of Villeurbanne.
THE INSTITUT D’ART CONTEMPORAIN IN four DATES :
1978: Founding of Le Nouveau Musée art centre by Jean Louis Maubant
1982: Creation of the Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain (FRAC) Rhône-Alpes
1998: Founding of the Institut d’art contemporain, result of the merging of Le Nouveau Musée with the Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Rhône-Alpes (Rhône-Alpes Regional Contemporary Art Collection)
2006: Nathalie Ergino succeeded Jean Louis Maubant as IAC’s director
President: Jean-Patrice Bernard