The Center for Contemporary Art (a registered non-profit organization) was founded in 1998 to promote time-based and contemporary artistic practices in Israel. Operating from a small room at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque, the CCA managed to revolutionize the art world in Israel by presenting the most cutting-edge local and international artwork. In addition to series of video art and experimental cinema screened between 1998 and 2005 at the Cinematheques throughout the country (Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Rosh Pina, and Sderot), the CCA initiated and curated Blurrr – International Performance Art Biennial (2007-2009) and VideoZone – International Video Art Biennial (2002-2008); established the Fund for Video-Art and Experimental Cinema to fund Israeli video art and experimental film; produced Artattack, a television program dedicated entirely to video art, broadcast from 2001 to 2004 on community TV channels throughout the country; and founded the Video Archive that contains over three thousands video works by Israeli and international artists from the 1960s to the present.
In November 2005, the CCA moved to its own building in the Rachel and Israel Pollak Gallery in the center of Tel Aviv. Containing an auditorium, three exhibition spaces, offices and an editing room, as well as a charming entrance square, the building enables the CCA to curate and produce its renowned exhibitions, projects, screenings, lectures and performances on its own premises.