Founded in 1997, the Baltic branch is Russia’s westernmost NCCA network branch active in the contemporary art field. Besides from exhibiting best of Russian and foreign contemporary artworks, the branch creates its own art pieces, forms an intellectual space for experiment, analysis and critics, and promotes art as one of crucial factors for social and cultural development. A special focus is made on unique strategies of artists and curators, their relevance and social promotion, as well as providing assistance for the audience to navigate the modern art process.
The branch’s key programs are: Legacy in Contemporary Context, Old New Media, Contemporary Art and Contemporary Society, Art in Public Transport, Art and Science in Postbiology Era, Sound Around Kaliningrad, Close Strangers, Artist-in-Residence. Educational programs: Art Wednesdays and Art Classics.