Apr 13–Sep 1, 2024

Spaces of Possibility

Bruges Triennial 2024
Various locations, Bruges
Opening hours
24/7 am

For this fourth edition, the Bruges Triennial will explore the city's hidden possibilities with the theme of 'Spaces of Possibility'. How can a UNESCO-protected historic city, where non-building is central, cope with change? And how can contemporary art and architecture be a catalyst for this sustainable change?

Between 13 April and 1 September, get to know the temporary new interpretations that twelve artists and architects from around the world are giving to un(der)used or little-known locations in the city. With their monumental, artistic interventions and installations, they connect city districts, demonstrate new ways of using space and search for beauty in places that are often overlooked. The artworks and installations suggest a way to (re)discover Bruges from a surprisingly new dimension.

Each of the works engages critically in dialogue with public places in the city: they address its history, its rich heritage and create new social, societal and ecological narratives that can initiate further sustainable transformation – not only for Bruges, but also for cities worldwide.

Participating artists and architects:

  • Iván Argote (Colombia) - Speelmansrei
  • Bangkok Project Studio (Thailand) - opoosite Koning Albert I-park at the level of Sint-Godelieveabdij (St Godelina's Abbey)
  • Mariana Castillo Deball (Mexico) - Sebrechtspark
  • Mona Hatoum (Lebanon / United Kingdom) - garden of PZ Onzelievevrouw, entrance via Stationslaan
  • Ivan Morison (United Kingdom) - beach of Zeebrugge at the level of Zeedijk 34
  • Norell/Rodhe (Sweden) - square in Sint-Obrechtsstraat
  • Shingo Masuda + Katsuhisa Otsubo Architects (Japan)
  • SO–IL (United States) - garden of the Kapucijnenklooster, Hauwerstraat 3c-5
  • Studio Ossidiana (Netherlands) - Buiten Smedenvest
  • Adrien Tirtiaux (Belgium) - gatehouse of Zonnekemeers and Professor Dokter J.Sebrechtsstraat
  • Traumnovelle (Belgium) - courtyard of the Stadshallen (Cloth halls)
  • Sumayya Vally (South Africa) - Minewater (lake of Love)