The CIAC is founded.
Claude Gosselin, founder of the CIAC, curates the visual arts, photography, video and cinema section for Québec '84, an event marking the 400th anniversary of the founding of Québec City.
The exhibition Aurora Borealis opens the first edition of Les Cent jours d'art contemporain de Montréal, curated by René Blouin, Claude Gosselin and Normand Thériault.
Traces, an exhibition of drawings by Canadian artists, is curated for the Department of External Affairs of Canada to be toured internationally.
The final edition of Les Cent jours d'art contemporain de Montréal is held.
The first bilingual on-line electronic arts magazine in Canada, the Magazine électronique, is launched. It is devoted to promoting electronic art and to the discussion of new technologies in visual art.
The Concours Jeunes critiques en arts visuels is founded and is held annually until 2004. This contest, open to high school and junior college students, sought to help exhibition visitors develop skills for observing works of art and a critical appreciation of them while at the same time encouraging the development of a precise and personal writing style.
The first edition of La Biennale de Montréal (BNL MTL), an international biennal. Subsequent editions have been held in 2000, 2002, 2004, 2007,2009.
An exhibition of Québec artists that was commissioned by the Government of Québec for the operation Québec-New York 2001 and was to be held at the World Financial Centre in New York. It was cancelled due to the September 11 events.
The CIAC celebrates 25 years of active involvement on the cultural scene.
The CIAC has thrice won the Grand Prix of the Conseil des arts de Montréal. The prize in the visual arts category was awarded to it in 1985, 1992 and 2000.