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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, the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts; by Leadership contributors Patricia W. Fitzpatrick, Daniel and Manizeh Rimer, Kaitlyn and Mike Krieger, Chara Schreyer and Gordon Freund, Komal Shah and Gaurav Garg, Sonya Yu and Zack Lara, and by CCA Wattis Institute’s Curator’s Forum. Phyllis C. Wattis was the
generous founding patron.