Galerie Art & Essai - Université Rennes 2, located on the Villejean campus of Rennes 2 University, is an exhibition and diffusion space dedicated to the French and international contemporary art scene. Its particular model mixes artistic missions, academic functions, and educational objectives. The gallery organizes five large solo or group exhibitions a year, from September to June, presenting the works of international artists. Since January 2015, the gallery has enlarged with two project rooms which promote the work of young artists and present alternative projects. Led by a team of students, under the direction of a teacher-researcher, it is a space for research and exchange between artists, researchers, students, and the general public.