Basement Roma (CCA) is a Center for Contemporary Art led by CURA. since 2012. Based in Rome, Italy, it is a center for exhibitions, production, promotion, education, and dialogue about the most experimental expressions in the contemporary art field. Conceived as a physical extension of the editorial search of the magazine, over the years Basement Roma (CCA) had hosted its exhibition program in the basement-based editorial office of CURA. (2012–2022) until the opening of its new exhibition space in February 2023.

Basement Roma (CCA) has organized solo and group exhibitions of emerging and established artists–most of whom presented in Italy for the first time–with the aim to offer a lateral and alternative perspective on new urgencies and new languages of the contemporary artistic production, thus becoming for the artists a significant alternative space for experimentation and artistic expression.

Focusing on the purposes and quests of the new generations of international artists, the new media, digital culture, and new languages, its exhibition program delves into the most current proposals of the contemporary art scene in its most avant-garde and significant expressions, enlarging the boundaries of the local artistic proposal and investigating new exhibition formats.

Basement Roma (CCA) also challenges the role and the cultural positioning of a liminal, independent, and self-sustained art center in Italy.

Basement Roma (CCA)
Center for Contemporary Art
Viale Mazzini 128
00195 Rome

2:00 pm–7:00 pm
Saturday by appointment

Other Locations
Basement Roma Studio
Via Ricciotti 4
00195 Rome
T +39 06 943 58 667


Founding Directors
Ilaria Marotta, Andrea Baccin

Exhibition Production Assistants
Elisa Faletti
Federica Nicastro

Event Production Coordinator
Giulia Leone

Technology Supervisor
Edoardo Brunetti

Editorial Activities
Costanza Paissan

Design Direction
Dan Solbach (with Emma Kouassi)

Press Office
Maddalena Bonicelli

Roberto Apa

Web Developer
Davide Giorgetta

Partners 2023
Édouard Montassut Paris
Emalin London
French Academy in Rome – Villa Medici
Kunsthalle Lissabon
Soho House Rome
Untitled Association

Francesco Della Rovere
Ghella S.p.A.
Land S.r.l.
Marval Collection
and friends who wish to remain anonymous

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