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.

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Shendy Gardin (b. 1987, Bruges, BE) is a curator, guest speaker and author. In her practice, she combines her background in architecture and journalism with an exploration of the representation of architecture and its relation to the contemporary historical city. Gardin also has a specific interest in trajectories that go beyond the built environment; and that when viewed critically throw up questions around transformation on a large or small scale, and in the short or long term. She has worked for the architecture magazine A+ Architecture in Belgium and Salens Architects, among others. In addition, she is helping to build a new platform around contemporary art and architecture with studio • est, and also contributes to the operations of BILDNIS_forum fo m for art. She currently lives and works in Bruges.

Sevie Tsampalla (b. 1977, Kos, GR) is an art historian and curator. Her curatorial practice focuses on the interfaces between contemporary art and the urban space. She recently completed her PhD at Liverpool John Moores University, in which she explores the interaction between biennials and urban commoning, or collective practices that can (re)shape the city. She has worked for S.M.A.K., Tate Liverpool and the Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, among others, and currently lives and works in Brussels.

Did you know that Bruges Triennial was first staged in 1968?

The first edition, at the time known as Triennial for Plastic Art in Belgium, took place in the illustrious year 1968 in the Bruges Stadshallen and featured 86 artists including Marcel Broodthaers, Jef Geys, Panamarenko and Roger Raveel.