Mauricio Ruiz is a writer and journalist who has lived in the US, Belgium, Mexico and Norway. His work has appeared in Words Without Borders, CatapultThe CommonThe RumpusElectric LiteratureJMWWRiver TeethLiteral Magazine, among others. He's been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and Myriad Editions Competition in the UK, as well as the Fish Short Story Prize in Ireland. He has received fellowships from OMI writers (NY), Société des auteurs (Belgium), Jakob Sande (Norway), Can Serrat (Spain), and the Three Seas' Council (Rhodes). His second book, Silencios al sur, was published in early 2017, and his work has partially been translated into Dutch and French. Mauricio Ruiz can be followed on Twitter and Instagram.

3 May 2023

New ‘waffle-like’ canopy on rooftop of Brussels’ Bourse causes stir

A waffle-shaped structure has recently appeared on the roof of the old Brussels Stock Exchange or Bourse/Beurs. The building is currently being converted into a new […]
2 May 2023

Italy to build world’s longest suspension bridge

Italy seems to be one step closer to connect Sicily to mainland thanks to a decree passed by the government of Giorgia Meloni last month.  1. […]
1 May 2023

Metamorphosis of Brussels’ Palace of Justice set to begin

On Friday April 28th, Brussels State Secretary for Urbanism and Heritage, Pascal Smet, and State Secretary for the Federal Buildings Authority, Mathieu Michel, confirmed that another […]
27 April 2023

What about feminism in surrealism?

When it comes to art history, generally speaking, women tend to be quite underrepresented. Creating the illusion that in fact, there were no feminine artists around […]
26 April 2023

Political art with a powerful heart

The first time I saw William Kentridge’s work – at the LaM (Modern Art Museum) in Lille in 2020 – I was blown away, so I […]
25 April 2023

Antwerp’s brand new Baroque Influencers Festival to run until November 2023

Antwerp’s brand new Baroque Influencers festival will run until November of this year. It comprises a series of exhibitions, baroque music concerts, a lecture series featuring […]
24 April 2023

Master plan for Brussels’ Cinquantenaire Park transformation revealed

On 1 April 2022, the Belgian federal government approved the redevelopment plan of the Cinquantenaire Park in Brussels with the ambitions of turning it into a […]
20 April 2023

How is 3D printing changing architecture?

Technology developments are changing the experience of traveling by plane, how railway infrastructure can be leveraged to generate energy, and even the possibility of building homes […]
12 April 2023

European Commission calls for experts to safeguard cultural heritage in Ukraine

The European Commission has published a call for experts to safeguard cultural heritage in Ukraine. This is an addition and a follow-up to the first set […]
12 April 2023

Royan’s Holy concrete and more

I never thought I could fall in love with concrete or even find it aesthetically pleasing, but Notre-Dame de Royan changed that. The church strives up, […]
10 April 2023

39th edition of Art Brussels to welcome visitors from 20 April

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 […]
6 April 2023

Embracing our Animal Shadows

Many colourful gems can be discovered in small galleries run by  passionate individuals wishing to give art its space, and Sybille Mathiaud and co-artist’s Bénédicte van […]
5 April 2023

Incredible museum buildings around the world

From the Louvre Pyramid in Paris to both Guggenheims in New York and Bilbao, many of the world’s best-known architecture has been commissioned for museums. Here […]
4 April 2023

Villa Windsor will open to the public in 2024

As far as series go, The Crown is most certainly one of those recent titles which we will be seeing over and over again. To compare […]
4 April 2023

‘Expedition Egypt’ opens to the public at Belgium’s Art and History Museum

On Thursday March 30th, Belgium’s Art and History Museum inaugurated a new exhibition called ‘Expedition Egypt‘, which will run until October 1st of this year. The […]
31 March 2023

Contemporary Art is booming in Brussels this spring

Sculptures that are anything but classical, inspiring paintings from Sweden, fashion photography and immersive art at the cutting edge of digital technology. It’s hard to decide […]