Biennale of women in art – Edition zero

about the biennale

The Biennale of Women In Art is an NGO-run art event that aims to showcase the work of women artists, highlight their contributions to the history of art, and provide a space for dialogue and debate in order to demonstrate and gain recognition for their contributions to the art world today. The objective of the Biennale of Women in Art is to continue and amplify the movement, already initiated by various actors around the world, that contributes to establishing greater gender parity in art. 

The zero edition of the Biennale (prototype edition) will take place in Brussels in the Vanderborght space, from the 18th of March, 2024 to the 31st of March, 2024, and will focus on Belgian artists (or artists living in Belgium). We will showcase 25 contemporary women artists which you can already discover here. The Biennale will also host conferences, debates and worksohps. More info will be revealed soon about the agenda.

The selection of the artists has been made by a double committee early 2023: the scientific committee and the citizens committee.

– PRACTICAL INFORMATION –

The Biennale of Women in Art will take place on the 18 of March, 2024 until the 31st of March, 2024 in the Vanderborght space (Rue de l’Ecuyer, 50, 1000 Brussels, Belgium). 

Because we believe culture should have no barrier, the entrance to the Biennale (besides the opening preview and closing) is free. Every donation is welcome and will help sustain our NGO and activities for women artists. Opening event and closing event are the only two moments with entrance fees. Ticketing is done through the button below.

BIENNALE SPACES & ACTIVITIES

AMBASSADORS OF THE BIENNALE

The Biennale of Women In Art is proudly supported by precious ambassadors of our cause. We are happy to present to you Annie Jungers (sculptor), Deborah de Robertis (performer) and Carl Cash Knight (visual artist).

Annie Jungers - Biennale of Women In Art

Trained as a graphic designer and illustrator at the Institut Saint-Luc in Brussels, Annie Jungers worked for years  as art director for various international agencies before becoming an accomplished  sculptor. 

Deborah De Robertis is a performance artist and photographer from Luxembourg. She studied at the School of Graphic Research in Belgium. She is known for her bold and radical performances which open debate on power relations and patriarchy.

Deborah De Robertis
Carl Cash Knight

Born in Stockholm, Carl Cash Knight grew up mostly in Brussels, Belgium. Self-taught visual artist, Carl explores all together drawing, painting, sculpture and fashion.

CALL FOR ARTISTS (closed)

25 ARTISTS

You are an artist? You live and work in Belgium? You’re a woman (or you identify as female and/or non-binary)? You do visual arts, plastic arts, paintings, scultpures? Or you do art performance? Apply now to be part of the Biennale of Women In Art!

Why Belgium only? We want to bring big change without borders and WIA’s DNA is clearly international but the Biennale of 2024 will be for us a test-edition, which is why we call it the Zero Edition. This means starting small and being focused. So focussing on women artists from Belgium is, for us, not a limitation, but a first step.

The call for artists is now closed. Thank you to the hundreds of artists who sent us their applications. More about the call here.  

The artists selected for the Biennale can be seen by clicking on the button below.