About Us: Lusaka Contemporary Art Centre (LuCAC)

Where Creativity Thrives, Zambia Speaks

Welcome to the Lusaka Contemporary Art Centre (LuCAC), a vibrant art oasis nestled in the heart of Zambia’s capital. We are more than just a gallery; we are a tapestry woven from diverse threads of creativity, exploration, and community. Here, artists and audiences, students and seasoned minds, all come together to ignite dialogue, challenge perspectives, and celebrate the boundless spirit of Zambian contemporary art.

Our story:

LuCAC was born from a shared passion – the belief that art is a powerful catalyst for change, a force that can reshape narratives, empower voices, and bridge divides. We are a non-profit, artist-driven space, fueled by the dedication of a passionate team of artists, curators, and educators. Every exhibition, residency, workshop, and discussion hosted within our walls reflects our core values:

  • Championing Zambian artistry: We are a platform for emerging and established talents, showcasing their diverse voices and perspectives through curated exhibitions, residencies, and educational programs.
  • Decolonizing narratives: We challenge the status quo, fostering artistic research and experimentation that break free from limiting narratives and celebrate the richness of Zambian identity.
  • Building an inclusive community: We believe art is for everyone. Our doors are open to all, and we actively engage with the community through workshops, talks, film screenings, and family-friendly events.
  • Empowering through knowledge: Our comprehensive library serves as a vital resource for artists, students, and anyone seeking to delve deeper into the world of contemporary art.

Beyond the gallery walls:

LuCAC transcends the confines of its physical space. We see ourselves as a catalyst for positive change, extending our reach through:

  • Research and dialogue: We foster critical discourse on art’s role in society, hosting symposia, talks, and panel discussions that push boundaries and spark new ideas.
  • Cross-cultural exchange: We connect Zambian artists with the international art scene, facilitating residencies, collaborations, and exhibitions that broaden horizons and enrich perspectives.
  • Education and outreach: We believe art education is a cornerstone of individual and societal growth. Our diverse educational programs cater to all ages and backgrounds, igniting creativity and fostering an appreciation for the arts.

LuCAC’s promise:

We invite you to join us on this journey. Visit our gallery, explore our exhibitions, participate in our programs, and let your voice be heard. Together, we can weave a richer tapestry of creativity, understanding, and social change. Be a part of the LuCAC community, and let’s reimagine the future, one brushstroke at a time.

Visit us in the heart of Chamba Valley:

We are proudly located in the tranquil Chamba Valley, a haven of greenery and serenity within the bustling city of Lusaka. Our vibrant space welcomes you with open arms, inviting you to lose yourself in the world of art.

Stay connected:

Follow us on social media and visit our website to stay updated on upcoming exhibitions, events, and news. Let’s keep the conversation flowing!

LuCAC: Where Zambia’s creativity finds its voice.