Art Brussels 2018: Gallery List Announced For 50th Anniversary

  • Courtesy Art Brussels

    Courtesy Art Brussels

Friday 20 April - Sunday 22 April 2018  

Preview & Vernissage: Thursday 19 April 2018  

Art Brussels is pleased to announce the participants of its 50th anniversary edition, which brings together 147 galleries from 32 countries in three sections: 33 in DISCOVERY, 114 in PRIME and REDISCOVERY as well as 21 SOLO presentations. Art Brussels’ International and Discovery Committees have selected a total of 36 newcomers and 111 returning from previous years.  

Anne Vierstraete, Managing Director of Art Brussels says:  

“In celebration of the fair’s 50th anniversary this year, we are going back to our roots with a strong display of support from the key Belgian galleries as well as a high rate of returning galleries. The fair will continue to be an exciting lab for discovery and a place to see booths from some of the top blue chip international galleries.”  

Art Brussels is proud to have played a pivotal role in the city’s burgeoning art scene which has developed over its 50 years and now also includes satellite events around the time of the fair. Brussels hosts a well-established collector base and a large number of private collections, as well as being a draw for artists and consequently a number of artist-run initiatives.  

With representation from 32 different countries, the fair has never been so international, whilst also increasing the number of Belgian galleries (32% belgian galleries in 2018 vs 18% in 2017). Loyal Belgian exhibitors returning in PRIME from last year include Albert Baronian, Meessen De Clercq, dépendance, Xavier Hufkens, rodolphe janssen, Harlan Levey Projects, Greta Meert, Maruani Mercier, Almine Rech (also based in Paris, London, New York), Michel Rein (also based in Paris), Sorry We’re Closed, Sofie Van de Velde, Axel Vervoordt (also based in Hong Kong) and Nadja Vilenne. Further Belgian galleries that are new or have come back from previous years include Patrick De Brock, Mendes Wood DM (also based in São Paulo, New York), Office Baroque, OV Project, Tommy Simoens, Tim Van Laere and Zeno X.

  • SOLO presentation by Niki de Saint Phalle in Galerie Mitterand' stand at Art Brussels 2017. Courtesy Art Brussels.

    SOLO presentation by Niki de Saint Phalle in Galerie Mitterand' stand at Art Brussels 2017. Courtesy Art Brussels.

Highlights showing the diversification within PRIME section include new additions and returning galleries such as AYE (Beijing), Blain|Southern (London, Berlin), Thomas Fischer (Berlin), Gana Art (Seoul, Busan), Kalfayan (Athens, Thessaloniki), Martos Gallery (New York), Anne Mosseri-Marlio (Basel), Tatjana Pieters (Ghent), POP/OFF/ART (Moscow), Sage (Paris) and 10 Chancery Lane Gallery (Hong Kong).  

DISCOVERY will feature 33 galleries showing recently created work (2015-2018) from artists that are not yet known in the Western European art scene; to top-off a few of the promising artists: Colin Snapp and Emmanuel Van der Meulen (Allen; Paris), Przemek Pyszczek (Derouillon; Paris), Lennart Lahuis (Dürst Britt & Mayhew; The Hague), Karlos Gil (Francisco Fino; Lisbon), Morgan Blair, Jonathan Chapline and Anne Vieux (The Hole; New-York), Christopher Page (Hunter / Whitfield; London), Alfredo Aceto, Martin Belou and Mohamed Namou (Levy.Delval; Brussels), Dorian Gaudin and Manuel Scano Larrazàbal (Galerie Pact; Paris), David Armstrong Six (Parisian Laundry; Montreal), Bob Eikelboom (Barbara Seiler; Zurich), Georgina Gratrix (SMAC Gallery; Stellenbosch, Cape Town, Johannesburg), Megan Christiansen and Virgil Abloh (Stems; Brussels), and David Polzin (Waldburger Wouters; Brussels).  

Art Brussels continues to place emphasis on the individual presentation of artists, with 21 galleries each presenting a single artist in the SOLO section. Exhibiting artists include Alice Anderson (La Patinoire Royale / Galerie Valérie Bach, Brussels), duo artists Florian Pugnaire & David Raffin (Ceysson & Bénétière; Paris, Luxembourg, Saint-Étienne, New York), Daniel Firman (Choi&Lager; Cologne), Stelios Karamanolis (Flatland; Amsterdam), Nicolas Party (Xavier Hufkens; Brussels), Beat Zoderer (Semiose; Paris), Marlon Mullen (Sorry We’re Closed; Brussels), Bart Stolle (Zeno X; Anvers), and a large-scale presentation by Alex Chaves (Martos Gallery; New York).  

Four galleries will dedicate their booth to a REDISCOVERY presentation, such as Darío Villalba (Luis Adelantado; Valencia), Jaime Davidovich, Carlos Ginzburg and Osvaldo Romberg (Henrique Faria Fine Art; New York), Evelyne Axell, Jacques Verduyn and Pol Mara (Antoine Laurentin; Paris, Brussels) et Ida Barbarigo (Axel Vervoordt; Wijnegem, Hong Kong).  

The full list of galleries and participants in the editions section for 2018 can be found here on Art Brussels website.  

The galleries in the sections PRIME, REDISCOVERY and SOLO are selected by the International Committee. The galleries in DISCOVERY are selected by the DISCOVERY Committee, consisting of a group of international curators and gallerists.

  • Galleria Tucci Russo stand at Art Brussels 2017. Courtesy Art Brussels.

    Galleria Tucci Russo stand at Art Brussels 2017. Courtesy Art Brussels.

Art Brussels: Contemporary since 1968  

Retaining its youthful profile as a discovery fair, Art Brussels, one of Europe’s most original and most established fairs, celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2018. The fair can for the second year count on the main support of Belfius Wealth Management.  

Since its inception, Art Brussels has evolved into one of the top European contemporary art fairs, and is a must-see in the international art calendar. Over 19 - 22 April 2018 (Preview 19 April 2018), the European capital becomes a focal point for collectors, gallerists and art lovers from all over the world.  

Art Brussels provides a unique opportunity to explore the artistic richness of the city, which is home today to an ever greater number of artists, galleries and curators thanks to the fair.  

 

Dates: Art Brussels 2018 from Friday 20 April until Sunday 22 April 2018; Preview: Thursday 19 April 2018  

Venue:  Tour & Taxis, Avenue du Port 86C, 1000 Brussels, Belgium  

Art Brussels 2018 exhibitors in numbers:  

147 galleries in 3 sections:  

• 33 in DISCOVERY

• 114 in PRIME and REDISCOVERY

• 21 SOLO presentations  

 

147 galleries from 32 countries:  

• 32% Belgian (46 galleries)

• 68% international (101 galleries)

• 10% are from outside of Europe (15 galleries)  

 

147 galleries:

• 24% newcomers to the fair (36 galleries)

• 62% exhibitors at Art Brussels 2017 (91 galleries)

• 14% return exhibitors from previous years (20 galleries)

Press contact: UK and USA  

Alice Haguenauer, Pelham Communications  

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E: alice@pelhamcommunications.com  

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Press contact: Belgium and Europe

Gerrie Soetaert, Press & Communication  

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