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

  • 28.01.2018

    Alice De Mont - subject 23

    In recent months, Alice De Mont developed a new character, subject 23. The character lies at the basis of an installation that shows an interaction between paintings and sculptural work.

  • 28.01.2018

    Guy Bleus - A scented dialogue between the postman and his electronic shadow

    The exhibition A SCENTED DIALOGUE BETWEEN THE POSTMAN AND HIS ELECTRONIC SHADOW, inspired by the title of one of Bleus' manifestos on communication (1994), explores the relation between the olfactory practices in his own work as a visual artist and the presence of smell and taste in (erotic) poetry and literature. More info here.

  • 28.01.2018

    Rein Dufait - Van het reiken en het aarden

    In his artistic practice, Rein Dufait (Ostend, 1990) attempts to neutralize the distinction between nature and culture. His sculptures don’t disguise their making process. These installations feel light and fragile although often made of heavy and rigid materials. Every exhibition is accompanied with a limited artist publication ‘Tesanada’.

Current Events

  • 28.03.2018


    With her project Monokino, artist Anouk De Clercq (Ghent, 1971) wants to draw attention to independent and alternative cinema in Belgium. As a first action, the same film will be screened in different cinemas on various dates: Moana With Sound. More info here.