Antwerp Art Weekend
25—29 MAY 2022
The third physique edition of Ballroom Project will be again organized during the upcoming
Antwerp Art Weekend (26 – 29 May 2022). In this framework, the project wants to offer a
space for non-Antwerp based galleries to be present through a creative, dynamic and artistic
platform, without losing sight of the commercial aspect.
Ballroom Project is very keen to avoid the typical ‘art fair feel’. For that purpose, the concept
does not work with separate booths, but rather with a young curator, who will build an
exhibition concept based on the received submissions from the participating galleries, tailored
to the specific dynamics of the exhibition space. The aim is to put together a project that
straddles the line between art exhibition and commercial platform, between expo and sale,
starting from an invited selection of like-minded galleries.
To ensure a dynamic energy to the project, we are reaching out to our Dutch and Brussels’
colleagues, rather than focusing on galleries from Antwerp. This will give the galleries and
their artists a unique opportunity to discover the thriving Antwerp/Flemish market, or to build
on and reconnect with their existing contacts here. To smoothen the transition, the project is
initiated by two local players with strong connections: Base-Alpha Gallery and DMW Gallery.
Both galleries will follow up the entire project.
This year Ballroom Project will take place again in BorGerHub, the former Courthouse of
Borgerhout. The space is an elegant ‘Maison de Maitre’ on the main street of Borgerhout.
Located in walking distance of the central train station, this area is undergoing rapid
gentrification through the presence of various contemporary art players (Zeno-X, DMW
Gallery, Base-Alpha Gallery, Ingrid Deuss, …) and other factors. The exhibition space itself
has a homely, but open character that above all exudes a distinctive ‘out-of-the-box’
Ballroom Project will be more than a mere presentation of artworks. Every participating gallery
can submit three works, either all from the same artist, or one work for three artists, or anything
in between. We are open to all art disciplines.