kim? Contemporary Art Centre was founded in 2009. The name of kim? is an abbreviation of an insistent question “what is art?" (“kas ir māksla?” in Latvian). The organization is offering a certain range of activities such as exhibitions, lectures, discussions and other events related to recent art, theory and social issues.
kim? supports the development of emerging Latvian artists, theoreticians and curators and collaborations between art professionals and thinkers of other spheres aiming to provide a responsive context to their work and to make critical practices accessible to a wider audience.
Since 2009, more than a 160 local and international artist exhibitions have been organized by kim? and the basis for regular lectures, seminars, screenings and performances has been set. Exhibitions and the related program is curated by kim? as well as in collaboration with guest curators and other institutions.