OCCCA is a space that invites artists to think about their practice as research and to develop ideas, exhibitions and projects. It is a space conducive to self-organized initiatives and the sharing of artistic resources.
OCCCA recognizes the importance of social engagement, global networking, intellectual exchange, information sharing, critical dialogue and collaboration.
OCCCA recognizes the social and cultural value of artistic experimentation.
OCCCA serves artists through exhibitions, publicity and publications.
OCCCA is committed to honoring the legacy of the alternative space movement by continuing the tradition with new generations of artists.
OCCCA emphasizes the work itself, what John Cage called, “the quality of encounter.”
OCCCA presents cutting-edge art within a forward-thinking intellectual framework.
OCCCA’s ambitious program of events weaves contemporary art into the fabric of everyday life.