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CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts is a nonprofit exhibition venue and research institute for contemporary art. It was founded in 1998, at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco.

As an exhibition space, we commission and show new work by artists from around the world. As a research institute, we dedicate an entire year to reflecting on the work of a single artist, which informs a regular series of public events, texts, and research by other relevant artists and thinkers.

The CCA Wattis Institute program is generously supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, and the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation; by CCA Director’s Fund contributors Patricia W. Fitzpatrick, Judy and Bill Timken, Ruth and Alan Stein, Chara Schreyer, Robin Wright and Ian Reeves, Laura Brugger and Ross Sappenfield; and by CCA’s Curator’s Forum. Phyllis C. Wattis was the generous founding patron.