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The Cneai= in figures

120 000
visitors every year
years of expertise
collection funds
artist residencies every year

Cneai = Artistic creation by all and for all!

The Cneai (National Centre for Contemporary Arts) is a contemporary arts centre at the Cité internationale. A place of research, production and the dissemination of art, the centre awaits you! Come and discover the indoor and outdoor programme and participate in a range of activities: expositions, events, collections and cultural and educational activities.

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I’ve always loved creating with the Cneai because visitors can do something with what they see.

Yona Friedman, thinker and architect

Discover the Cneai='s events

The Art Club: mobile Parisian tours

Every month the Cneai= offers tours of its workshops, openings, gallery, museum and art events in Paris or Île-de-France in small groups. Accompanied by an artist, curator or art critic you can discover new places and neighbourhoods, meet artists and young art lovers. It is free of charge and open to residents and employees at the Cité internationale and to Île-de-France students.

Open Office: the collective emulation lab

Whether you are a teacher, researcher, artist, student, collector, art lover or simply curious, the Cneai welcomes you every Wednesday from 3pm until 6pm by appointment, offering a place for meeting and reflections about interdisciplinary projects that can create a link between the human sciences, hard sciences and artistic creation.

Click and research: the scientific research platform

Come and discover our collections! The Cneai= has three collection funds. The FMRA collection, which is made up of more than 11,000 artist books and pop-ups, the MULTIPLES collection, which is made up of 600 original works and editions published by the Cneai= and the Yona Friedman collection, which is made up of about 100 works by the artist. The archives and collections are also accessible and available for consultation at the Cneai=.

Intra and Extra!: indoor and outdoor exhibitions

Let yourself by surprised by our annual exhibitions! The Cneai= organises “intramurals”, two to three exhibitions per year at the Cité internationale, allowing you to discover contemporary artists. The Cneai= also invites you to experience mobile artistic adventures thanks to its expositions and “extramural” residencies both in France and overseas.



Maison internationale – West wing
3e étage, salle Satsuma
21 boulevard Jourdan 75014 Paris
T +33 (0)6 95 72 57 78


By appointment
Every Wednesday from 3 pm until 6 pm



A laboratory of ideas and creation for thinking about the world of tomorrow, the Cité internationale occupies a unique place in the Parisian cultural landscape as a place for international youth. Artistic and ecological collaborative projects abound on the 34-hectare campus, which brings together students and researchers of 150 nationalities from all disciplines.


Enjoy a multitude of services to make your daily life easier: libraries, sports, language labs, dining areas, music studios, mobility support office, theatre, psychological and social aid…

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