Contemporary Art Center of Quito is a space for art and culture, understood as contemporary processes: critical, thoughtful, inclusive, democratic, research, participatory.
The exhibit shows that there are aware of art as a process of building a look at the reality of a complex and polyphonic. In addition to contemporary art exhibitions the CAC seeks to be a space for reflection on the city, from the artistic and cultural practices, through the image, photography, video, design, architecture which can represent the territory and understood the city as a habitat, ie as social and cultural processes. The CAC is also a space for artistic production promotion and visibility of emerging new media formats and languages.
Finally, the ACC is an area of research, documentation and publications on contemporary art, photography, audiovisual and contemporary culture. This program will implement a series of editorials and a media library of contemporary art in 2012.
As a standing offer ACC tells the story of the building: it is a building that was built between 1900 and 1913 to be the hospital of the capital, called the Vincent Sanatorium Rocafuerte. Since 1922 it became a military barracks and hospital from 1937 to 1979 the armed forces. The dilapidated building was abandoned and more than 45 families occupied the site for housing. In 2006 began the restoration process and the property by the Municipality of Quito, who is a beneficiary of a loan for use by the military. Currently, the ACC is part of the Museum Foundation of the City and responds to the cultural policy of the Municipality of Quito.