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

  • 11.06.2017

    Aline Bouvy - The future of not working

    Aline Bouvy (Brussels, 1974) questions through a multidisciplinary approach, issues related to the dysfunctions in contemporary society and how these affect the human condition. Her works are in constant negotiation with the norms that unconsciously model our desires and which dictate us what is morally and aesthetically acceptable. From this perspective she tries, not to put herself on the fringes of society, but rather to integrate in her work these elements/residues, considered from a moral point of view as "dirty" or aesthetically "ugly", liberated from any categorization. Disruptive elements pop up in her narratives in order to offer to the repressed a space to unwind.

  • 11.06.2017

    Dan Walwin - Lurkier crush of the rail

    Dan Walwin's (Frome, 1986) works pay acute and visceral attention to details and detritus, channelled and contained inside hybrid and potentially uncomfortably ill-fitting forms. These evoke associations with pop culture, scientific research and speculative fiction, while employing scale and imitation as means to structure the atmosphere of a viewer’s encounter with the work.

Current Events

  • 06.08.2017


    CIAP brings you to the SKULPTUR PROJEKTE 5 in Münster and the DOCUMENTA 14 in Kassel. More information on how to submit here.