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Wiels Contemporary Art Centre

One of the leading institutions for contemporary art in Belgium

Avenue Van Volxem 354

Wiels Contemporary Art Centre focuses on presenting temporary exhibitions by national and international artists, both emerging and more established.

In addition to regular exhibitions, Wiels houses nine residencies for young artists and an active education program, all of which is housed in a former beer brewery (from thence the name Wiels, short for the Wielman Ceuppen’s beer) originally designed in the 1931 by Belgian architect Adrien Blomme, now a restored and historically classified building.

Its vast former brewing hall entrance area (housing a café, bookshop, and ticketing booth alongside the brewery’s restored copper vats), gives way to Wiels’ main exhibition spaces – spread over four floors, their post-industrial scale and details gives a particular character to these display spaces.

Contacts & Details
OPENING:
wed, thu, fri, sat, sun 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
mon, tue

T: +32 2 340 00 53
M: welcome@wiels.org
W: Wiels Contemporary Art Centre

ADDRESS
Avenue Van Volxem 354

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Current Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Jef Geys: You don’t see what you think you see
Art critics have described Jef Geys’ work as “unruly, and impossible to categorise in conventional...
02 Feb 2024 - 19 May 2024
Wiels Contemporary Art Centre
Brussels
Exhibitions
Oscar Murillo: Masses
The ocean, the sea, or any liquid mass has the capability to create and erase itself with each new wave...
02 Feb 2024 - 28 Apr 2024
Wiels Contemporary Art Centre
Brussels
Past Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Francis Alÿs: The Nature of the Game
Following his presentation for the Flemish entry for the Belgian Pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennale...
07 Sep 2023 - 07 Jan 2024
Wiels Contemporary Art Centre
Brussels
Exhibitions
Shezad Dawood: Night in the Garden of Love
Shezad Dawood is known for his exploration of non-Western traditions that inform and intersect with established...
18 May 2023 - 13 Aug 2023
Wiels Contemporary Art Centre
Brussels
Exhibitions
Mario García Torres: Illusion Brought Me Here
Curated by Caroline Dumalin and co-presented with the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis and Kunstenfestivaldesarts...
17 May 2019 - 18 Aug 2019
Wiels Contemporary Art Centre
Brussels
Exhibitions
Duncan Campbell Solo Show
Irish-born, Glasgow-based artist Duncan Campbell (b. 1972) will have his first solo exhibition in Belgium...
26 Jan 2017 - 26 Mar 2017
Wiels Contemporary Art Centre
Brussels
Exhibitions
Urban Now: City Life in Congo
This exhibition by photographer Sammy Baloji and anthropologist Filip De Boeck offers an exploration...
08 May 2016 - 14 Aug 2016
Wiels Contemporary Art Centre
Brussels
Exhibitions
Simon Denny: Business Insider
Simon Denny’s work explores power, politics and aesthetics. Examining how changes in technology alter...
20 May 2016 - 14 Jul 2016
Wiels Contemporary Art Centre
Brussels
Exhibitions
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker: Work/ Travail/ Arbeid
Progress in work For the next 4 weeks the Contemporary Art Centre in Brussels, Wiels, is transformed...
20 Mar 2015 - 17 May 2015
Wiels Contemporary Art Centre
Brussels
Exhibitions
Petrit Halilaj: Poisoned by men in need of some love
Petrit Halilaj‘s largest solo show to date opened at Wiels Contemporary Art Centre in Brussels....
07 Sep 2014 - 10 Jan 2014
Wiels Contemporary Art Centre
Brussels
Exhibitions
Ana Torfs: Echolalia. Every Story is a Travel Story
Thank goodness summer is over and the new art season is back in swing! Wiels have kicked off their new...
Brussels
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