ceramic brussels, the international fair dedicated to contemporary ceramics, will be held from 25 to 28 January 2024 on the Tour&Taxis site.
The fair will bring together more than 60 galleries, institutions and key players in contemporary ceramics in the heart of Brussels in a unique scenography.
The sculptor Johan Creten will be the fair guest of honour 2024 and, as a member of the advisory board, will contribute to the fair’s programming and take part in the selection of galleries.
The fair has the support of renowned international experts in the field of contemporary ceramics, who make up its advisory board for the first edition.
This new event will take the form of a militant fair, resolutely focused on showcasing contemporary ceramics, with an intense agenda that includes visits and exhibitions, a series of conferences and the publication of an annual review.
The fair will emphasize the experience and encounter of content, while at the same time creating an international market and networking platform.
Johan Creten, a pioneer of the ceramic revival in contemporary art, is the guest of honour of the 2024 fair.
The artist will be given pride of place at the fair, and as a member of the advisory board, will contribute to the programming of the fair and the selection of participating galleries.
ceramic brussels will be held on the Tour&Taxis site, one of the main events hub in Brussels.
Tour&Taxis, once Europe’s largest platform for the exchange of goods, is now a major cultural hotspot and events venue in Brussels, and includes residences, offices, retail spaces, restaurants, and the largest city park to be developed in the center of Brussels in over a century.
ceramic brussels will cover a surface area of more than 7,000 square meters, spread over the two sheds of Tour&Taxis. It will feature exhibition areas, talks and conferences, lounge, hospitality facilities and more.
to showcase the diversity of artistic approaches to ceramics through the selection of international galleries and the involvement of leading global institutions and players
to offer a unique forum for high-level exchanges and networking, and encourage interactions and collaborations
to contribute to the production of content by publishing an annual magazine devoted to ceramics
to launch the ceramic brussels art prize, a european call for projects with an international jury, and several prizes awarded during the fair
for the 1st edition
of ceramic brussels
Deadline to apply:
Galleries submit their application online by filling in the application form.
Applications will be submitted to the advisory board of the fair.
The selection of the galleries will be made public in September 2023.
The call for projects is open to Europe resident artists
not represented by an art gallery.
The deadline for applications is Friday 05 September 2023. Please read the terms and conditions carefully and follow the instructions when submitting your application.
Applications will be submitted to the jury. The laureates will be made public before the end of September 2023.
Artist and Head of the ceramics programme
at La Cambre Visual Arts
Independent artistic advisor,
of the Biennale de Mains de Maîtres Luxembourg
Vice-president of the Fondation d’Entreprise Hermès and President of the Villa Noailles Association
Curator and Director of the Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles
Curator at Moly-Sabata, Fondation des Artistes (Sablons)
and La Verrière, Fondation d’entreprise Hermès (Brussels)
The fair will offer an intense programme of activities.
In addition to the participating galleries and institutions,
ceramic brussels will be offering a series of conferences and more.
The agenda will be released in October.
An annual magazine devoted to ceramics will provide an overview of contemporary ceramics through interviews, opinion pieces, exchanges and conversations. The magazine will cover technical, economic, historical, philosophical and practical subjects relating to contemporary ceramics.
An agenda of meetings, debates and conferences to be developed in partnership with leading institutions and partners.
An agenda of visits, meetings and off-site activities designed to discover, meet and encourage exchanges (collectors, institutions, workshops, etc.).
The fair is co-managed by a Franco-Belgian duo, Jean-Marc Dimanche and Gilles Parmentier.
The duo, who respectively initiated several of renowned exhibitions, artistic events and/or fairs in Luxembourg, France and Belgium, shares the running of the fair, playing on the strength of their complementary skills.
To find out more about the management team and the launch of ceramic brussels download our press release :
Director of the Musée de la Chasse
et de la Nature (Paris, FR)
Lecturer and Head of CERCCO, HEAD (Geneva, CH)
Director of the EKWC international artist-in-residence and centre-of-excellence for ceramics (Oisterwijk, NL)
Art historian and curator specialising in modern and contemporary ceramics, Director of Keramis (La Louvière, BE)