STEF VAN BELLINGEN
Stef Van Bellingen is general director of Contemporary Art Platform WARP in Sint- Niklaas (BE), curator and lector for several artistic projects in Belgium and abroad. Amongst his main projects in the past 10 years are Coup de Ville, an artistic art tour in Sint-Niklaas in 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2020; chairman and curator of the Canvas Collection (2012); Vormidable, Museum Beelden aan Zee in Den Haag (NL, 2015); Guest curator art fair BAD, Ghent (2016); The Secret Life of Materials, Pennings Foundation in Eindhoven (NL, 2018). He is also founder and organizer of the Artist Village, a one-week-gathering of international emerging artists with one-on-one conversations between artists and commentators, based on their portfolio. This micro-community took place between 2010 and 2018 in different countries & locations and with different partners.
Nada Odeh is a Syrian freelance curator, artist, activist, humanitarian and a modern-day poet. She was both born and raised in Damascus and has lived in countries such as Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and came to the USA in 2013 due to the conflict and revolution in her country. Nada got her M.A. in Museum Studies from Syracuse University. She lives and works in Syracuse, New York. She had gotten her Bachelor in fine arts from the Damascus University. She has attended many workshops in the field of visual arts, communication arts, and therapeutical arts.
JAN HOET JUNIOR
Jan Hoet Jr. grew up in a nest where art was a matter of course. There was never much talk about art at home. But indirectly art was always present, if only because of the intense contacts with artists. As a child he met Joseph Beuys at home, with his parents he went to eat cake at Panamarenko, he played in the museum where his father was working. All those encounters made him look at art and artists in a different way.
Jan Hoet Junior has a unique view over the art jungle.
Freelance curator based in Paris.
‘My commitments are numerous today and allow a very diversified activity.’
Paris based art curator and International development manager.
‘Caring about art is not the same as collecting art. But having beautiful artworks is a form of being and giving meaning to the world around you, the same world that you are part of as a world citizen.’
Was running for more than 25 years a gallery with an international program. Member of the Art Brussels selection committee for 15 years.
Charlotte Crevits (B 1990) is a Belgian independent curator. Before she was Senior Curator at the Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens (MDD) in Deurle, Belgium where she organised exhibitions with artists including Karla Black, Charline von Heyl, Nástio Mosquito, Naama Tsabar, Francis Upritchard and Gary Hume. Trained as an art historian (Ghent University, Sotheby’s Institute of Art and UCLA), her main interest focuses on new tendencies in Institutional Critique and its legacy. This concern withnontransferable and temporary artistic approaches is poignantly reflected in her close collaborations with artists. Crevits was previously involved in non-profit institutions such as Camden Arts Centre, Chisenhale Gallery in London and S.M.A.K. in Ghent. Her personal background in classical and contemporary dance gave birth to her dedication to visual arts.
FRANCIS BOESKE & TWAN JANSSEN
Francis Boeske, is an Amsterdam based gallerist, initiator of Amsterdam Drawing, organizer of Amsterdam Art Fair.
Twan Janssen is an Amsterdam based artist, writer, curator and developer of augmented reality apps in the cultural field.
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> Home is where the Heart is
Artists are stretching and redefining their definitions of Home. Is Home our house and its surroundings? Is it found in the relationship between ourselves and our loved ones? Does it exist solely in our head, or is it somewhere else entirely?
Home is maybe best defined as a Sense of Belonging.
Ingrid Deuss has her own photo gallery in Antwerp since 2011.
She chooses her artists with enormous care, giving a platform for young upcoming talent as well as established names.
Every exhibition shows a personal, well choosen approach, with unique works or small editions. Sheuplevels the photography works to unique pieces of art.
Her collaborative way of working has resulted in Ingrid Deuss Gallery partnering up with her counterparts in New York and London.
She also has her own full-service creative & visual production agency since 22 years. Her she takes care of the visual identity & artbuying: Advising and managing the creative process to create & produce visual content for a brand, an AD agency, musicians, events , ..