Lecturer in: 2009, 2020
To use his own terminology, Emmanuel Lambion is a Brussels-based art worker i.e. curator, critic and producer In 19 years of curatorial activities, he has been conceiving and curating some 116 exhibitions and projects for the public space. Founder of Bn PROJECTS asbl/vzw (www.bnprojects.be ), after having been i.a. Head of Exhibitions @ le Botanique, Brussels, active member of Komplot, Deputy Director of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Brussels (www.arba-esa.be ), he is currently Director of Centre de la Gravure et de l’Image imprimée (the museum of Engraving and Printed Matter of French-speaking Belgium in La Louvière, www.centredelagravure.be) and Artistic Director of Bn Projects-Maison Grégoire, his main curatorial base in Brussels.
The programme of this independent art centre, the second oldest in the Belgian capital (founded in 1995, based in a listed modernist house by Henry Van de Velde, is prospective and innovative. The artists invited there have often their first Belgian solo show there. Over the past years, Edith Dekyndt, Zin Taylor, Daniel Jacoby, Lieven De Boeck, Aline Bouvy, Eleni Kamma, David de Tscharner, Michael Van den Abeele, Marc Buchy, Shuzo Azuchi Gulliver, Béatrice Balcou… have i.a. shown there.
Over the years, Lambion has been developing a number of extra muros projects, in Belgium as abroad. A good example for this is the cycle of exhibitions called Found in Translation, initiated in 2011 and which found distinctive articulations at Casino Luxembourg, Thalie Art Foundation, Brussels etc.
Besides, Lambion is also the conceptor of projects conceived for the public space, often apprehended in an immaterial and virtual understanding of the word.
To name but a few, let us mention B-1010/be-DIX_TIEN, a postcard programmation originating in the vacancy of zip code which Lambion has turned into that of a 20th imaginary borough of Brussels, Park58, The Bn Project, La Biennale des Biennales, or PIETRO in Beaumont (FR), a public commission conceived and developed with Christophe Terlinden & Iwan Strauven, in the the framework of the programme les Nouveaux Commanditaires of Fondation de France.
Generally, his practice revolves around a concept of decompartmentalization, originating in a questioning of norms and codes, reactivated in a creative way.
Emmanuel Lambion has been a member for 14 years (Board member and since 6 years, Vice-President) of IKT, the international association for curators in contemporary art (www.iktsite.org ) and is also Board Member of AICA Belgium.