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Moving with the shape of an eight 
by Alexis Gautier, with contributions by Brian Dillon, Nico Dockx, Alicja Melzacka, Louise Osieka, Laure Prouvost and Eva Wittocx

'To never show evidence of excitement'
insert in the booklet for Rosa Rosae Rosae Rosae curated by Pauline Hatzigeorgiou at Maison Pelgrims, Brussels

You may never know what's causing
all the traffic
text on the occassion of Marina Sula's solo show at CIAP (19.06–11.09)

Exit Strategies And A Stand Alone Complex
collaboration with Peter Lemmens, within the scope of his PhD research at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp


Die Losen Enden
text accompanying the solo exhibition of Laureline Lé at Raum fur Kunst, Aachen

 ̶ex̶h̶i̶b̶i̶t̶i̶o̶n̶ ̶t̶e̶x̶t̶  screenplay
accompaying Julien Meert's solo exhibition at KRIEG, Hasselt
republished by H-ART in 'Kunst
in Quarantaine' issue

text accompanying Ingel Vaikla's solo exhibition 'Shapes and Distances' at Beursschouwburg, Brussels
Translated to Estonian by Keiu Krikmann and republished in Sirp, issue May/2020

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Nowhere zine #5
with Altesque, Emile Hermans, Cira Huwald, Eline Kersten, Alicja Melzacka, Hannah Mevis, Bert Puype, Miriam Sentler, part of 'objets trouvés – verloren voorwerpen', curated by Bert Puype  


text-collage & concrete floorplan 
part of  the exhibition 'The map is not the Territory', B32, Maastricht,   07.11–01.12   

conversation with Ingel Vaikla,     
BLOK Magazine

Nowhere zine #4
with Marie Ilse Bourlanges & Elena Kurthova, Elias Cafmeyer, Emile Hermans, Esther Hovers, Ingel Vaikla & Alicja Melzacka, Anna Maria Łuczak

Yesterday, it wasn't here 
notes from a working visit to Kharkiv
and Kyiv, organised by IZOLYATSIA, II Biennale for Young Art in Ukraine, and Flanders Art Institute.

Incendio by Antonio Vega Macotela 
text accompanying Antonio Vega Macotela's solo exhibition at CIAP, Hasselt.

text in 'Porta Aurea', the yearbook of the Institute of Art History at the University of Gdansk.

Meshing the ordinary
accompanuing the duo exhibition of Laureline Lê and Dana Saez at Gravieranstalt, Aachen

Word of mouth – with Ella De Burca 
in collaboration with GUEST ROOMS and Maxime Gourdon

Nowhere zine #3 with Sofia Caesar, Emilé Hermans, Toril Johannessen, Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec, Paula Smolarska


publication accompanying the titular exhibition at CIAP, Hasselt

conversation with Beny Wagner within the scope of 'State of statelessness'   republished by SARU

Word of mouth – notes from Brussels' WTC
in collaboration with GUEST ROOMS and Maxime Gourdon

Mapping the invisible 
parasitic publication,        
'Somewhere in Between', BOZAR

State of Statelessness
accompanying the titular exhibition at ISELP, Brussels

Alternative histories 
Nowhere zine #2 with Joris Burla, Emile Hermans, Eline Kersten, Rebecca Moss, Mark Pozlep, Anna Tüdős, 

in 'Sense and Sensibility', edited by Pernilla Ellens, published by Onomatopee

Nowhere zine #1
with Emilé Hermans, Cira Huwald, Eline Kersten, Alicja Melzacka, Miriam Sentler


On 'being together apart'
text on Ann Veronica Janssen's work 
in the catalogue 'Wan de Wereld'
PARCUM, Heverlee

artist book by Inge Nabuurs & Erwin van Doorn, published by Onomatopee

Emmaneuelle Querain at KRIEG, Hasselt review, published in H-ART #164-165

EXHIBITIONS (independent)


Emile K. had een plan by Hilde Borgermans, Art Au Centre #6, Liège;

Cultural Isolation by Christy Westhovens
Art Au Center #5, Liége


Seeing is believing by Emile Hermans
Art Au Centre #4, Liége

Letters from the south
as part of the Wrong online biennale     


Netwerk Aalst


orphaned ideas
with  Sara Bachour, Anaïs Chabeur, Emile Hermans, Kornel Janczy, Rokko Miyoshi, Ingel Vaikla, and Julita Wójcik
CIAP Kunstverein, Hasselt    

with Sabrina Chou, Marijke De Roover,the Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence (Chris Dreier & Gary Farrelly),Yuki Okumura, Meggy Rustamova,Eléonore Saintagnan, Gen Ueda, Jonathan Vinel, Justyna Wierzchowiecka & Beny Wagner
ISELP, Brussels,     



Die Losen Enden
accompanying the solo show of Laureline
Lé at Raum fur Kunst, Aachen.

TALKS #1 with Ella De Burca, Tine Deboelpaep and Eleni Kamma            
part of Center of Artistic Sensibilitie's programme, online


Expectations and reality
workshop on art (and) writing with the MA students, Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts & Design

fair and public programme, co-organised by KRIEG Hasselt, CIAP and B32          

Peripheral vision
workshop with BA students of Art History at Ghent University within the scope of the Schone Week    
Do you read me? feat Nowhere Collective
zine launch & pop-up exhibition   
with Sofia Caesar, Emile Hermans, Toril Johannessen, Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec and Paula Smolarska
SB34, Brussels     


performative lectures series,
KASK and HISK at ISELP, Brusselswith Sofia Caesar, Maxime Gourdon, Lisa Wilkens


Learning from Athens: discussion
moderated dicussion with the MAFAD students, Kassel    

Contemporary art as a new     
written presentation during the conference 'Image, History and Memory. Geneaologies of Memory in Central and Eastern Europe', ENRS, Warsaw

Unpacking Burckhardt 
with Inge Nabuurs, Erwin van Doorn and Alicja Melzacka
talk, part of Documenta 14 Uneducation Programme, Peppermint, Kassel