Lombaardstraat 23
3500 Hasselt


Wednesday → Friday 11:00h → 18:00h
Saturday → Sunday 13:00h → 17:00h
Every first Thursday of the month → 22:00h


Adults → € 4,-
-26 years, 65+ years, groups (min. 10 persons), UIT-card → € 2,-
-18 years, school groups, ICOM, CIAP-members → free admission

CIAP is an independent association for contemporary art. CIAP was founded in 1976 and its operating methods are very comparable to the German model of the Kunstverein, a model that is not well known in Flanders. CIAP aims to respond to the local art scene in a 2-way direction, on the one hand by presenting from within the local context towards a larger (eu)regional public and on the other hand by boosting the local artists, art-professionals and public by showing innovative international artistic developments.

Current Exhibitions

  • 04.05.2018


    Laurie Charles’ (BE, 1987) work comprises video art, painting, installation, textile and performance. Drawing upon theories like speculative realism or queer ecology, Charles is creating a sequel for her film ‘Love of Matter’ (2016). Her new work continues to explore how organisms, communities and utopias are interconnected. Charles - together with colleagues and friends - questions the concept of ‘going back to nature’.

  • 04.05.2018


    Martin Belou (FR, 1986) has a similar discovering look at the elements surrounding us. His practice finds affiliation with concepts of alchemy and shamanism: homegrown mushrooms, boiling kettles on gas fires or masks exemplify Belou’s work. His new creation departs from CIAP’s architectural elements to intervene with a great visual and tactile play with elements like earth and fire.

Current Events

  • 23.05.2018


    CIAP CINEMA is a platform for experiments within the audiovisual arts, showing counterfeit film classics and offering young filmmakers the chance to screen new works. The biweekly program is complementary and in-depth to current exhibitions in CIAP.
    Next dates are:
    23.05.18 CIAP CINEMA: Somewhere to Disappear
    06.06.18 CIAP CINEMA: Tremor
    04.07.18 CIAP CINEMA: Still From Afar
    18.07.18 CIAP CINEMA: Two Years at Sea
    01.08.18 CIAP CINEMA: Gerry
    15.08.18 CIAP CINEMA: The Evil Dead