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PhotoBrussels Festival 05

January 21, 2021 - April 25, 2021

After the success of the 4th edition in 2019 (nearly 8,000 visitors), Hangar launches the 5th edition of PhotoBrussels Festival, an event dedicated to photography which aims to radiate in the city.

The exhibition at Hangar during PhotoBrussels Festival 05 will commemorate the year 2020: 420 artists in Europe responded to the “Call for European Photographers” launched during the lockdown (March-June 2020). A jury has selected twenty-seven laureates that will be presented at Hangar: a photographic mission to remember and an immersive scenography.

Through twenty-seven different photographic and/or video sensibilities, Hangar reveals the seeds of human creative resilience. Each artist presents his or her vision of the “inner world”, thus shattering the heavy world of the forties. Creativity, humour, empathy, reflection, love, inspiration from nature are all principles that promise a quick recovery and a better “after”.

The twenty-seven laureates :
Gérome Barry, Lucile Boiron, Marguerite Bornhauser, Ferhat Bouda, Bruno Boudjelal, Sarah Bouillaud, Jean-Marc Caimi & Valentina Piccinni, Gonçalo Fonseca, Julia Fullerton-Batten, Gabriele Galimberti, Nick Hannes, Giovanni Hänninen, Philip Hatcher-Moore, Pierre Jarlan, Kíra Krász, Yann Laubscher, Lucas Leffler, Edgar Martins, Alisa Martynova, Patrick Messina, Alice Pallot, Elea Jeanne Schmitter & Le Massi, Alexandra Serrano, Frédéric Stucin, Mattia Sugamiele, Simon Vansteenwinckel, Laure Vasconi.

The Jury members :
Giovanna Calvenzi, editor & curator (IT)
Christian Caujolle, writer, curator & art critic (FR)
Rodolphe de Spoelberch, founder of Hangar and collector (BE)
Bruno Devos, editor & director Stockmans Art Books (BE)
Delphine Dumont, director of Hangar & founder of PhotoBrussels Festival (BE)
Gaëlle Gouinguene, communications & risponsable of cultural projects Leica (FR)


Organised every year by Hangar, PhotoBrussels Festival is:
– a large thematic exhibition at Hangar ;
– a Festival Tour*, a tour of the town listing all the photo exhibitions of the moment;
– a programme of events: conferences, workshops, guided tours, book signings, portfolio readings, etc..;
– a publication as a visual archive sold online and in the bookshop.

* Festival Tour
PhotoBrussels Festival takes place in different places in Brussels thanks to the Festival Tour and makes Brussels vibrate to the rhythm of photography. The Festival Tour lists all the exhibitions and initiatives related to the photographic medium during the festival period. Equipped with a map of Brussels, the public is invited to move from one photographic exhibition to another, in emblematic art venues or less well-known spaces, of which Hangar is the starting point.

This year, important places such as Bozar, Botanique, Wiels, The Jewish Museum of Belgium, Contretype, ADAM Design Museum but also young places such as Geopolis or L’Enfant Sauvage are included.


January 21, 2021
April 25, 2021
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PhotoBrussels Festival 05
Place du Châtelain 1050 Belgium
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Hangar — Photo Art Center / Gallery
+32 2 538 00 85
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