Research Laboratory  is the research centre of the Institute for Contemporary Art. The studies carried out within this framework address the economic, legal, cultural-political, sociological, socio-psychological and other aspects of the Armenian and international context of contemporary art. 

These research projects examine individual spheres of art circulation (collecting, production, presentation and preservation, education and research) as well as the problems connected with interaction of involved individuals (artists, curators, critics, collectors, visitors, gallerists, etc.) and institutions (museums, art centers, exhibition halls, conferences and fairs). 

Identifying issues that arise in front of public and local governing bodies, as well as between them both, pursue one goal: identify the tasks and create conditions for the development and implementation of projects contributing to the contextual development of art. 
The research of the international experience as well as the transpositions of its specific examples taking into consideration the local context, also serve to the above-mentioned goal.