center for contemporary non-objective art


Executive Director / Curator / Mediator / Press & Public Relations / Graphic Designer & Publisher: Petra BUNGERT

Artistic Director / Chief Curator: Tilman HOEPFL

Since its inception in 1998 CCNOA (Center for Contemporary Non-Objective Art), a multidisciplinary non-profit organization based in Brussels, Belgium, has focused on the presentation, promotion, and dissemination of a broad range of international cultural identities, concepts and practices in the field of contemporary abstract art, notably in the areas of visual art, architecture, photography, multimedia, and publications.

Championing artistic sensibilities and developments which may not yet be familiar to mainstream audiences, CCNOA objectives and curatorial goals are:

  • to identify, exhibit and contextualize international innovative positions in contemporary non-objective art, and to make them accessible to the national and international cultural community;
  • to further artists’ creative and professional development and to function as a mediator between artists, collectors, curators, writers, and commercial and institutional art organizations;
  • to create an international forum for discussion and experimentation where artists’ individual positions can be verified and expanded, and projects can be developed and realized which go beyond the parameters of the commercial.

To date, over 380 artists from over 30 countries and 4 continents, have participated in our projects and many have facilitated cultural and educational exchanges in their respective countries.

Since 1998, we have developed and produced over 350 solo and (touring) group exhibitions in Brussels and abroad, promoting international exchange.

Thanks to our extensive international operations, CCNOA has become an innovating and experimental platform for cooperation, exchange, and networking, an arena for discovery, participation and learning, and a cultural meeting point for art professionals and visitors of all age groups and nationalities. It revolves around the artists and the public, their aims, realities, questions, thoughts.

CCNOA regularly produces and publishes exhibition catalogues, artists’ editions, audio CDs and DVDs and actively aims to inspire the next generation via our education program, showing them different artistic choices in both a European and international context.