Los Angeles Contemporary Archive (LACA)

Los Angeles, CA

The Los Angeles Contemporary Archive (LACA) challenges established concepts of the archive and art institution, sustaining a unique experimental environment for critical inquiry, artistic research, and public dialogue. LACA is an art archive, library, and exhibition space located in Chinatown, Los Angeles. We collect art publications and ephemera generated since our founding in 2013, and we host regular discursive programs with artists, activists, and scholars. LACA is not affiliated with a larger institution, allowing us to maintain our collection without the limitations associated with prevailing, traditional structures.