CCA LAB is a research laboratory of the Center for Contemporary Art in Tashkent, whose task is to develop contemporary art and cultural practices in Uzbekistan, as well as formulating new readings and a new understanding of the region’s artistic heritage. The ultimate goal of the laboratory is to develop a series of exhibitions with the participation of international curators in Uzbekistan and abroad.

CCA LAB participants will gain practical experience - as a part of an interdisciplinary group led by curators, they will work on exhibition projects at the Center for Contemporary Art in Tashkent, and will also participate in the creation of the national pavilion of Uzbekistan at the Venice Biennale in 2020 and 2021. Curators of the exhibitions and the pavilion will be announced in March 2020.

Curator for CCA LAB 2020/2021 - Saodat Ismailova.

CCA LAB Participants

“I am Rustam Zahidov. I am 22 years old. As an artist, an experimenter, I am inspired by everything that goes beyond the ordinary”.
Rustam Zahidov

Renata, 20 years old. Strategist and analyst in marketing. I take pictures and sing to the table. I observe and study the relationship of a city with a person.
Renata Mansurova

I’m Malika and I am an amateur artist, who is all about sketching and abstract art. I believe my major in economics with finance may positively correlate with Art sector. Also, here is the deal: You can’t get a degree for creativity so why should someone be a professional artist to be an artist?
Malika Zayniddinova