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Europalia Curators award - Europalia Romania

(1/10/2019 – 31/01/2020) to be presented in KANAL – Centre Pompidou

For our upcoming festival, EUROPALIA ROMANIA, the EUROPALIA CURATOR’S AWARD, unique in Belgium, aims to give financial and logistics resources to an emerging (group of) curator(s) in order to develop an ambitious project with artists of her/his/their choice.


In 2015, for its 45th birthday, the EUROPALIA ARTS FESTIVAL launched this unique award. The first edition, during EUROPALIA TURKEY, was curated by Alberto García del Castillo and Louise Osieka – two curators chosen by EUROPALIA – and featured two artists: Laurie Charles and Marnie Slater. Following their Istanbul residency, they presented new creations during the mini-festival La Kermesse héroïque which took place at Beursschouwburg and Midpoint café in Brussels.

The curators of the second edition, Laura Herman and Charlotte Dumoncel d’Argence, were selected by a jury of junior curators and worked with, among others, the artists Martin Belou, Rachel Monosov and Adrien Vermont. Their exhibition Natural Capital was presented in BOZAR during EUROPALIA INDONESIA in 2017. In parallel an online publication included various contributions, essays and interviews by artists and theorists from Indonesia, Belgium and elsewhere.



For the upcoming edition of the EUROPALIA CURATOR’S AWARD, we would like to address the subject of ‘Centres & Peripheries’ and its meaning in the Romanian context and European history. The project will be realised in three stages: selection of the project (February 2019), residency in Romania of the curator and artists (approximately one month between May and September 2019) and presentation at KANAL – Centre Pompidou in Brussels

(between December 2019 & January 2020).


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