Since its foundation in 1972, OPTICA has engaged in promoting contemporary art and raising the profile of Montreal on the national and international arts scenes. Every year, OPTICA presents a varied program of exhibitions, symposia, school-based workshops and encounters with the public, while investing in curated exhibitions based on themes developed and researched at the centre. In partnership with art3 (Valence, France), OPTICA’s residency program encourages the development of emerging practices. All these activities support critical reflection on current issues in art and stimulate the creation of new works, sustained and accompanied by the production of relevant publications. OPTICA’s new location in Montreal’s Mile End neighbourhood includes a documentation centre and a space for dialogue and exchange, the Agora, which serves as a forum for encounters with the public, promoting exchange and dialogue on its exhibition, residencies and community projects.

5445, avenue De Gaspé, local 106
Montréal, Québec
H2T 3B2

Opening Hours: 

Office: Tuesday–Friday, 10 am–5 pm
Gallery: Tuesday–Saturday, 12 pm–5 pm

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Call for proposals 2020-2021: March 1, 2019

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