Triennale Brugge 2018 selgascano pavilion 4 Foto Iwan Baan
Every three years, Bruges Triennial brings contemporary art and architecture to the streets of the UNESCO world heritage city of Bruges.
2022 Luchtfoto Jasper van het Groenewoud
© Jasper van het Groenewoud

Looking forward to Bruges Triennial 2024

Once again in 2024, the whole team is looking forward to immersing you in the captivating world of visual art and architecture in the streets of the world heritage city of Bruges. We’re keeping the names of the artists and architects under wraps for now. But in the meantime, we’d like to invite you to browse through our previous editions.

New curators for Bruges Triennial 2024

After three successful editions, a new team of curators has been selected for the 2024 edition. Shendy Gardin and Sevie Tsampalla will take on the curatorship together. Shendy Gardin, who has a particular interest in representations of architecture and their relationship to the contemporary historical city and Sevie Tsampalla, who focuses on the interfaces between contemporary art and the urban space, combine their expertise to bring together a captivating edition.

Triennale Brugge 2021 Henrique Oliveira Banisteria Caapi Desnatureza 4 Matthias Desmet min
© Matthias Desmet

Bruges Triennial 2021

TraumA explores the subcutaneous space and subjective experience of the city, fed by the present and the past, dream and nightmare. This edition balances between what is present and what is hidden. Between the private and the public.

Triennale Brugge 2018 selgascano selgascano pavilion Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

Bruges Triennial 2018
Liquid City | Vloeibare Stad

Liquid City | Vloeibare Stad links to the 2015 theme, which considered the city of Bruges as a megapolis. Only this edition goes one step further: how flexible, fluid and resilient can a historical city like Bruges be in a time in which nothing seems certain anymore?

Triennale Brugge 2015 Tadashi Kawamata Tree Huts Jan D Hondt min
© Jan D’Hondt

Bruges Triennial 2015
Bruges as megapolis

Every year, more than five million people visit the city of Bruges. What if they didn’t want to leave and decided to stay? What if a protected historical city such as Bruges were to suddenly expand into a megapolis?

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Bruges Triennial 1968 | 1971 | 1974

In 1968, the then mayor Pierre Vandamme announces the first Triennial for Plastic Art in Belgium in the Bruges Stadshallen. There are 86 names on the poster, including Marcel Broodthaers, Jef Geys, Panamarenko and Roger Raveel. All are invited to question the role of contemporary art in Belgium. Rigorous, honest and critical are the words used in the exhibition catalogue. There are just three editions. In 1974 the third edition becomes – albeit temporarily – the last.