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UFO Visitors Programme #3: Ghent & Bruges

The UFO Visitors Programme introduces international professionals to support and development formats for (young) artists in Flanders and Brussels. The programme aims to connect multiple players in this field, to exchange knowledge and experience, and to nourish an international network of references and opportunities. During each visitor’s programme we focus on two different UFO organisations. These organisations propose a programme with meetings with artists, visits of exhibitions, as well as professional social events for a group of international curators.

UFO Visitors Programme #3: NUCLEO & De Tank

During each visitor’s programme we focus on two different UFO members. This third edition is centred around NUCLEO in Ghent and De Tank in Bruges. Together with Flanders Arts Institute, these two organisations propose a dynamic programme for a group of international curators. The programme includes visits of studio organisations, meetings with artists, a public talk and a tour of Ghent and Bruges’ vibrant art scene as well as professional social events.

For whom?

Flanders Arts Institute together with UFO have invited a group of foreign curators.They will take part in a visitors’ programme in Ghent & Bruges from 19 to 22 October. On October 20 there will be a public part in which artists from Flanders can participate.

Public programme (fully booked)

Visual artist? Join the conversation on the 20th of October and learn about international support and opportunities for artists.


The public part of the international programme will take place at Kunsthal Ghent. After each guest curator has presented about his/her/their organisation, we will dive into the knowledge and network of the international curators in smaller groups. We will be discussing the opportunities for international working for artists and professionals.

The conversation will continue in English.

The visiting curators are

Visitors’ programme for the curators (closed event)

Wednesday 19 October – Ghent
16:00 Arrival in Ghent and check-in hotel
18:00 Welcome drink and presentation of the programme and partner organisations
Location: BLANCO, Coupure Rechts 308, 9000 Ghent
19:30 Dinner

Thursday 20 October – Ghent
09:00 Meeting in the lobby of the hotel
10:00 Artist studio visits organised by NUCLEO
12:30 Lunch with the artists

14:00 Artist studio visits organised by NUCLEO
17:00 Welcome drink and guided tour of the exhibitions
Location: Kunsthal Ghent
18:00 Public programme
Location: Kunsthal Ghent
20:30 Networking dinner with guests
Location: Kunsthal Ghent

Friday 21 October – Bruges
09:00 Train to Bruges
10:00 Artist studio visits organised by De Tank
12:30 Lunch with the artists
Location: Arentshuis
14:00 Artist studio visits organised by De Tank
17:00 Guided tour of the exhibition Quartet and meeting with players from the local art scene
Location: Poortersloge, Kraanrei 19, 8000 Bruges
20:00 Networking dinner with guests

Saturday 22 October – Ghent
11:00 Visit of exhibitions: S.M.A.K., Kiosk, Lochness,, Barbé-Urbain…
17:00 Final drink
Location: Lazy River Café, Stadhuissteeg 5, 9000 Ghent

More information

The UFO programme is organised by the UFO partners: Morpho (Antwerp), VONK (Hasselt & Genk), NUCLEO (Ghent), Cas-co (Leuven), de Tank (Bruges), Level Five (Brussels) and Kunstenpunt/Flanders Art Institute.

This third edition is an initiative of NUCLEO and De Tank, supported by Kunstenpunt/Flanders Art Institute.

  • Find out more about participating curators and organisations at

  • For questions, please contact our colleague Lissa Kinnaer

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