From the 20th to the 23rd of April, the 39th edition of Art Brussels will take place at Brussels Expo. More than 150 galleries from all over the world will be in Brussels to showcase the best of their artists’ works. One-day standard tickets cost €25, while a two-day ticket is €35. Passes are also available.
Founded in 1968, Art Brussels is one of the most renowned contemporary art fairs in Europe and a must-see in the international art calendar. Art Brussels represents a unique opportunity to discover the richness of the artistic and cultural scene of the European capital, and attracts a growing number of collectors, gallerists, curators, art professionals and art lovers from around the world. Every year in April, the fair welcomes around 25,000 visitors.
Since 2016, Art Brussels had been held in the emblematic Tour & Taxis building, in the heart of Brussels. This year, the fair is moving back to the Brussels Expo site where the fair will be held in Halls 5 and 6, Art Deco icon built for the 1935 Brussels International Exposition.
Retaining its youthful profile as a discovery fair, Art Brussels brings together each year more than 150 contemporary art galleries among the most important of the international scene, gathered in three sections and 1 sub-section.
Discovery: Galleries that actively support emerging international artists presenting booths with a single artist presentation or an interesting dialogue between two artists who are not yet known in the European context.
Rediscovery: Dedicated to underrated, underestimated or forgotten 20th century artists, living or deceased. This section aims to delve into and shed light on surprising, unknown, and original practices that have yet to enter the mainstream of art history.
Prime: Contemporary or modern galleries presenting established and mid-career artists on an international level.
Solo: Galleries are showing a project-based presentation by one living artist, offering a more in-depth reflection on the artist’s practice
Discovery Prize: The Discovery Prize is awarded each year to the gallery with the best presentation in the Discovery section. This section includes galleries presenting recent productions (in this case, 2017-2023) by emerging international talents.
It is an important part of the Art Brussels ‘discovery’ profile. Art Brussels wishes to support the younger scene, and launched this prize in 2013, which is awarded annually on the opening day to the gallery that has made the most original and engaging presentation at the fair.
Solo Prize: The Solo exhibitions present work by established and upcoming artists and are dispersed throughout the fair. Art Brussels wishes to encourage galleries to make distinctive statements by presenting one specific projects by individual artists.
This allows visitors to discover the work of an artist in greater depth. The best Solo artist at the fair is rewarded with the Solo Prize, including a cash award of €10.000.
3. Guided tours
From Friday to Sunday, there will be free guided tours with no registration required.
- 3pm: General guided tours presenting the participating galleries | FR/NL
- 4pm: General guided tour presenting the participating galleries | EN
- 5pm: General guided tours presenting the participating galleries | FR/NL