Name of the responsible structure : LA CHAMBRE BLANCHE
Type of structure : non profit organization (artist-run center)
Profile of the initiators of the project : artists’collective
Continent : North America
Country : Canada
Address :
185, rue Christophe-Colomb Est
Québec (Québec) G1K 3S6
tel : (418) 529-2715
fax : (418) 529-0048
Mail :
Website :
Contact : Jean Mailloux


LA CHAMBRE BLANCHE is devoted to experimentation and dissemination in the field of Visual Arts. Founded in 1978, this artist-run center has been recognized, over the years, as a dynamic and stimulating milieu for discussion and practice of Visual Arts. Since 1982, the center has its own Artist-in-Residence program, born of the desire of the collective to propose new contexts in which to create. This program, the first in the province of Quebec, is the driving force behind our thinking devoted to installation and in situ practices, a mandate reflected in all of LA CHAMBRE BLANCHE activities: events outside the gallery walls, conferences and debates, publications related to the programming, a documentation center. Pursuant to this work, LA CHAMBRE BLANCHE is also interested in investing virtual space and runs a laboratory dedicated to Web Art.

Former use : heel factory (shoes)
Location : La chambre blanche is situated in the cultural area (Saint Roch) of the town
Foundation year of the centre : 1978
Owner of the building : la chambre blanche

Infrastructures/ facilities :

La chambre blanche includes:

- an exhibition room

- a documentation center

- a web art laboratory

- two residencies-studios and two workshops rented to artists

Social and artistic disciplines

Visual art and media (in-situ installation and web art)

Financial support

- The Canada Council for the arts

- City of Quebec

- Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec

- Entente MCC-Villes

La chambre blanche is member of a contemporary art network : le Regroupement des centres d’artistes autogérés du Québec

Modified on Thursday 14 May 2009