Ygrec is the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts de Paris-Cergy’s art centre. After existing for about 20 years in Paris, Ygrec ENSAPC reopens with a new venue in Aubervilliers.
In 2000, the École nationale supérieure d’arts de Paris-Cergy opened an exhibition space entitled “La Vitrine” in Paris, in the 11th arrondissement, rue Moret. The project then moved to rue Louise Weiss in the 13th arrondissement where it took the name of Ygrec (or “Cergy” in reverse). In the summer of 2016, Ygrec relocated into the heart of the urban and social laboratory of the Grands Voisins, a temporary occupation project on the site of the former Saint-Vincent-de-Paul hospital, before inaugurating a new exhibition space in Aubervilliers in early 2020. The art centre’s activities also extend to off-wall projects, in partnership with numerous structures and events.
With a focus on contemporary art emerging practices, Ygrec’s artistic programme is structured around artistic proposals developed collaboratively with professors, students and graduates from l’École Nationale Supérieure d’Art de Paris Cergy and exhibitions or events resulting from invites by international artists and curators.