Established in 1994, Comme Ca Art pioneered the creation of alternative exhibition venues throughout Manchester City Centre, offering up and coming artists the opportunity to showcase their works to a wide and varied audience.
Many of the artists who have worked with Comme Ca exhibit their works throughout the world. Most notably the USA, Asia and Europe.
Over the years, Comme Ca has worked on a number of projects including, The Comme Ca Art Prize in 2003, awarding £10,000 to Paul Rooney, whose work was deemed to encapsulate the essence of what was being created in the North of England. The judging panel included the Turner Prize winning artist Chris Ofili, Lewis Biggs, Director of Liverpool Biennal, Sune Nordgren, director of Baltic and Carol Maund, director of Site Gallery.
One week after Comme Ca Art prize Comme Ca NYC was launched, a 3,500 sq ft ground floor gallery space in Manhattan’s Chelsea district. From 2003-2004, Comme Ca exhibited Manchester based artists, putting them on an international footing in one of the world’s most prestigious gallery areas.
Since 2003 Comme Ca Art has worked alongside the five star Lowry Hotel, producing an enviable line up of exhibitions. This has become Comme Ca’s exclusive alternative exhibition space where people from all over the world can view the works on display 24 hours a day. Many of the works have been bought from the exhibitions and are now on display in private homes as far a field as Iceland, the USA and Australia.
In autumn 2015 CCA opened the doors to the brand new CCA GALLERY at Hope Mill in Ancoats, Manchester. As well as working on an enviable Exhibition Programme, including the Comme Ca Art X AWOL Studios Open Call Exhibition, the gallery is used for Meet the Artist Brunches, Pre-Preview Viewings and Artists in Residence.