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​Portfolio day for visual artists

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Speeddates with curators and artistic leaders

VONK, Z33 and Jester invite national and international curators for a portfolio day. You will have the opportunity to enter into a dialogue about your art practice and work with 5 curators in conversations lasting one hour each. Bring your portfolio with a selection of your work to talk about your artistic practice. The portfolio day is a great opportunity to show your works of art to curators and expand your network. Keep in mind that some of the artists and curators might speak English. 

Participating curators and artistic leaders

Sofia Dati is visual and audiovisual arts programmer at Beursschouwburg. She was part of the curatorial team at WIELS from 2019-2021 and has written for magazines such as Po&Sie, Arshake and Conceptual Fine Arts.

Caroline Dumalin is artistic director of Morpho, an artist-focused development organisation that sets up residencies and offers studios in Antwerp.

Orlando Maaike Gouwenberg is artistic director of Jester, co-curator of the Dutch Pavilion in Venice with the work of Melanie Bonajo. In recent years, she has worked at Performa, If I Can't Dance and Melly, on exceptional projects with contemporary artists. She was also a programmer of short and mid-length film at IFFR, and ran Deltaworkers in New Orleans.

Antony Hudek is director of Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens in Deurle. He is former director of the art space Objectif Exhibitions in Antwerp and of Curatorial Studies, a postgraduate at KASK School of Arts in Ghent. He previously worked as a curator at museums such as TATE Liverpool, M HKA and at Raven Row in London. In addition to his experience as an editor at Occasional Papers, Hudek obtained a PhD in art history from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London.

Zeynep Kubat is an art historian, independent curator and writer. She curates exhibitions in contemporary art, with a focus on intersectional artistic practices, and regularly acts as an artistic consultant.

Stella Lohaus has been director of v.z.w. LLS Paleis, space for contemporary art in Antwerp, since 2018. LLS Paleis is an alternative exhibition space, a free space for visual art, a place where the focus lays on the artist. The organisation does not affirm the established values within contemporary visual art, but instead pays attention to the experimental and challenging.

Danielle van Zuijlen is a curator and sparring partner for artists and cultural organisations. In 2018, she co-initiated Kunsthal Gent, where she is currently part of the coordination team; as artistic coordinator, she is responsible for the development and public programme.

Frederik Vergaert runs FRED&FERRY, a gallery that explores the boundaries within the given gallery and its relationship with other disciplines such as performing arts or sound art. He is also a lecturer at PXL MAD.

Karen Verschooren is a contemporary art curator based in Belgium. As head of exhibitions at STUK Arts Centre, she is responsible for solo exhibitions as well as an annual concept-driven group exhibition and festival called Artefact. She is fascinated by artistic work that appeals to her on a sensory and emotional level while feeding her intellectually, and has a particular affinity for moving image.


Joanna Zielińska is an art historian, writer and performance curator. In her curatorial research, the ideas of performative exhibitions and performative artworks are fundamental. She currently works as senior curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp, called M HKA.

Network drink and walking dinner

Afterwards, there is a network drink and walking dinner together with the artists, curators and artistic leaders of the portfolio day for performance artists.

Performance Night

In the evening you can attend Performance Night, a performance festival organised by CCHA, Toneelacademie Maastricht and VONK. Performance Night brings 13 national and international performances to various locations in Hasselt city centre. More info can be found here.

Practical information

Friday 18 November 10:30 - 19:00
Location: Z33, Bonnefantenstraat 1, 3500 Hasselt
Price: Free, incl. bread lunch and networking  drink and dinner.
Registration: Register through the link below, registration is mandatory. The number of places is limited to 10.

Register by Monday 7 November the latest. We will confirm your participation by Thursday 10 November.


VONK, Z33 and Jester (the former CIAP/FLACC) are joining forces and organize a series of workshops on the practice of the visual artist. The workshops guide you through the first steps and offer useful tools to get started afterwards. This workshop is the first in the series. 

The workshops are intended for professional, semi-professional and/or starting contemporary artists with a link to Limburg who have followed a professional art training. We start with the file writing workshop. The workshops are free and include lunch, the number of places is limited.

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