Started in 2011, CoCA, ‘The Collective of Contemporary Artists’, is an art organization in Sri Lanka, networking with local and international artists, art organizations and institutions connected with art. It is a space mainly for visual artists as well as other genre of artists such as performance artists, sound artists, musicians, poets, actors and writers. It seeks to connect with curators, art critiques, art writers as well as other art organizations. Simply CoCA is a connecting node for arts.
Art forms, such as public-space, socially-engaged and sustainable art, are a main focus of CoCA. We engage in research-based art, encouraging exploration and experimentation. We would like diverse audiences of all ages and backgrounds to participate and appreciate arts.CoCA has its own residency, studio and exhibiting space. Art workshops, teaching, residencies, exhibitions, research programs and publications are some of the main activities of CoCA. Seriously, we enjoy doing art!