Since 2021, the HISK Board of Directors has proceeded to appoint three curators each year for the guidance of the candidate laureates within the HISK programme and to assist them in preparing for their positions as professional artists. Two curators are appointed for the guidance of the twelve first-year candidate laureates, one for the first half of the year and the other for the second half of the year. A third curator is appointed to provide the curatorial guidance for the twelve second-year candidate laureates during the whole year.
From January 2022 on, Luk Lambrecht fulfils the function of curator for the first-year candidate laureates for the first half of 2022.
Luk Lambrecht (°1959, Ronse) grew up in Avelgem. After finishing his studies, he moved to Brussels. He took his first steps as an exhibition maker at the then Régie des Postes, where he was responsible for organising exhibitions in the Postal Museum at the Sablon in Brussels for eight years.
From 1999 to 2020, he worked as a curator for the Cultural Centre Strombeek (Grimbergen), which he developed into a high-quality venue for the visual arts. He managed to convince national and international artists such as Gerhard Richter, Daniel Buren and Lawrence Weiner to exhibit at the cultural centre, which became an artistic beacon in the Flemish cultural landscape. He also set up partnerships between the cultural centre and art museums such as the S.M.A.K. and Bozar, among others.
Since the beginning of 2021, Lambrecht holds the position of coordinator of the Fine Arts department at the PXL-MAD School of Arts and works as a freelance curator, including for Feast of Fools(2019) at Gaasbeek Castle, among many others.
He curated As close as thatat the M HKA in Antwerp, De page en pageby Jacqueline Mesmaeker at the Roger Raveelmuseum and Wake-up Callat Platform 6a in Otegem, as well as an exhibition by Steven Fillet at the School van Gaasbeek in Lennik.
In the autumn of 2021, he presented a retrospective exhibition of painter Stefaan Vermuyten, together with work by Guy Rombouts, Jef Van Eynde and authors Koen Peeters and Bart Janssen.
At the end of 2021, he curated the exhibition Growing vocabularyby Carlos Caballero at the PXL-MAD School of Arts in Hasselt.
In addition, he also collaborated with MER publishers on the book Quelle aventure !with an overview of the work of artist Jacqueline Mesmaeker.
He is currently working together with Marta Mestre on a major exhibition on the work of Philippe Van Snick at the S.M.A.K. in Ghent.
As an art critic, he contributed to publications such as De Morgen, Knack, Metropolis M, Flash Art and Flux-News.
Since 2016, he has been vice-chairman of the visual arts working group of the Flemish Community Commission (FCC) in Brussels. Since 2017, he has been a member of the Committee for Contemporary Art Acquisitions of the Flemish Community. He is a member of the board of directors of choreographer Meg Stuart's Damaged Goods company and the Marcel Broodthaers Foundation. He was a founder member of the Cera Foundation in Leuven, and is also active as art integration consultant for the University Hospital of Brussels.