Writing is Drawing

published on 08.11.21

The exhibition Ecrire, c'est dessiner (Writing is Drawing), which runs until 21 February 2022 at the Centre Pompidou-Metz, was born of a conversation with the artist and poet Etel Adnan (1925) and explores writing and its signs and their proximity to the practice of drawing.

Contrasting the handwritten world with the digital world, the exhibition highlights the poetry of writing through letters and manuscripts by artists and other illustrious personalities (Arthur Rimbaud, Victor Hugo, etc.) and drawings by Etel Adnan, Pierre Alechinsky, Louise Bourgeois, etc.

Etel Adnan wants us to look at writing "like a painting in a museum".
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Boris Kurdi, winner of the 22nd Pernod Ricard Foundation Prize

published on 29.10.21

The French artist Boris Kurdi (1990) has won the 22nd Pernod Ricard Foundation Prize. Although his work extends to painting as well as sculpture, it is through the freedom offered by drawing that the artist expresses himself best. 

His work can be seen at the Pernod Ricard Foundation in Paris, including a large panoramic drawing.

In addition to the exhibition, the artist has been awarded a €15,000 grant to develop a project abroad, as well as the acquisition of one of his works by the Centre Pompidou.

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Thank you for this 6th edition of Art on Paper

published on 24.09.21

We would like to warmly thank everyone who made of the 6th edition of Art on Paper a success!

To the exhibitors, our artistic direction, the Bozar teams, our public and private partners, the entire Art on Paper team... and, of course, to all our curious and enthusiastic visitors: thank you.

See you next year for a new edition of Art on Paper, the international contemporary drawing fair in Brussels.

Discover the 2021 edition in pictures: Art on Paper 2021.


Carole Ebtinger, Laureate of the Eeckman Art Prize 2021

published on 13.09.21

We are pleased to announce the winner of the Eeckman Art Prize 2021: Carole Ebtinger (1995).

Carole won over all the members of the jury with the purity, delicacy and aesthetics of her work.

She will present two solo shows: one will be held at Art on Paper in Bozar, the second, as part of the Brussels Drawing Week, in the offices of Eeckman Art & Insurance. The series presented, Les Terres rares, is an autobiographical work.

For more information about the Eeckman Art Prize 2021 and the work of Carole Ebtinger, click here.

Practical information:

  • Solo show at Art on Paper, from 15 to 19 September 2021, at Bozar (23 Rue Ravenstein, B-1000 Brussels)
  • Exhibition in the offices of Eeckman Art & Insurance (167 B5 Rue Marconi, B-1190 Brussels) from 14 to 18 September 2021, as part of the Brussels Drawing Week. Visits are also possible afterwards, by appointment only
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Book your tickets for Art on Paper 2021

published on 24.08.21

Tickets for the 2021 edition of Art on Paper are on sale at

Reserve your place now for this eagerly-awaited, human-sized edition of the fair, which is packed with novelties. 

32 Belgian and international galleries, more than 110 established and emerging artists of 24 different nationalities to discover from Wednesday 15 to Sunday 19 September in the prestigious exhibition spaces of Bozar.

Please note that the number of places is limited and that entry times must be booked online through Bozar.

Galeries 2021

Art on Paper 2021 - List of exhibitors

published on 08.07.21

We are honoured to announce the list of exhibitors for the 2021 edition of Art on Paper: GALLERIES 2021

Join us from 15 to 19 September at BOZAR in Brussels to discover the quality and diversity of contemporary approaches to drawing.

Booking info will follow.


Brussels Drawing Week - Partners 2021

published on 28.06.21

Brussels Drawing Week announced the list of its partners for its next edition, which will take place from 14 to 19 September 2021. 

For this second edition, nearly 30 partners (museums, art centers, foundations and schools) have come together in an intense programme dedicated to the (re)highlighting of contemporary, modern and ancient drawing. 

The complete programme will be published in July (guided tours, workshops, conferences, meetings, exhibitions and performances).

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Art Brussels WEEK

published on 31.05.21

The 2021 edition of Art Brussels will be held this year in the galleries in Brussels, Antwerp, Knokke and Paris during Art Brussels WEEK from 3 to 6 June.

Find out more about the programme and the participating galleries:
The edition can also be visited online as Viewing Rooms from 1 to 14 June via Artsy::

AOP Eeckman

Eeckman Art Prize 2021 - call for projects

published on 19.05.21

Dedicated to the promotion of the contemporary art scene, the Art on Paper fair in collaboration with BOZAR is launching with the support of Eeckman Art & Insurance a call for projects aimed at artists and art students whose practice reflects affinities with drawing.

The winner of the EECKMAN ART PRIZE, selected by a jury made up of members of the contemporary art world, will be given the opportunity to exhibit his or her work in the form of a solo show during Art on Paper, which will be held from 15 to 19 September 2021 in BOZAR’s Ravenstein circuit, as well as in the offices of Eeckman Art & Insurance as part of the Brussels Drawing Week (14 to 19 September 2021).

Click HERE for more information on how to participate to the call for projects.

Anne Daems BOZAR

Anne Daems in BOZAR

published on 17.05.21

From 14 May to 31 October, the Belgian artist Anne Daems (°1966) will be exhibiting her drawings, photographs, videos and installations at BOZAR in an exhibition entitled Tuinkamer (Garden Room).

The exhibition presents the full range of her artistic practice, in which the details of everyday life are dissected and brought to the fore, highlighting the fragility but also the beauty of this simple reality.

Anne Daems won the Prijs Jonge Belgische Schilderkunst (the precursor of the Belgian Art Prize) in 1999 and lives and works in Brussels.

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Photo credit: Anne Daems, The slug had a forget-me–not in its mouth, 2019. Courtesy Micheline Szwajcer