HISK programme

Visiting Lecturers

Art professionals from home and abroad are invited to make individual studio visits and have in-depth discussions with each of the artists. Visiting lecturer sessions are organised throughout the entire year. Each session will host about five lecturers who are invited for three consecutive days. After the visit of the lecturers, the candidate laureates are provided with individual confidential written reports. These three-day sessions also include informal moments during which the guest lecturers and the candidate laureates can interact in a casual manner in order to exchange experiences and gain immediate feedback.

Open Studios

Every year, the candidate laureates open their studios to the public for four consecutive days. Open Studios gives the artists the experience of being reviewed by the general public and provides them with a lot of feedback from professionals in the visual arts field. Open Studios offers a unique and interesting insight into the specific tangible and mental space in which art is created and is an important venue for artistic discovery for many professionals in the art world.

Open Studios 2023

12/05/2023 15/05/2023
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Open Studios 2022

13/05/2022 16/05/2022
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Open Studios 2021

17/09/2021 20/09/2021
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Open Studios 2020

18/09/2020 21/09/2020
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Open Studios 2019

24/05/2019 27/05/2019
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Open Studios 2018

18/05/2018 21/05/2018
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Laureates Exhibition

At the end of their stay, the second-year candidate laureates present their work in a joint laureate exhibition (Final Show).They are guided by the curator and receive production support and guidance to realise their work.


03/12/2022 29/01/2023
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Various Positions

09/12/2021 30/01/2022
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In a Long Blink of an Eye

17/12/2020 31/01/2021
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An Island of Multiple Bridges

22/11/2019 15/12/2019
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Show me tomorrow, we will go there.

22/11/2018 16/12/2018
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The Grid and The Cloud: How to Connect.

24/11/2017 17/12/2017
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Alumni Exhibition

To be a HISK alumnus implies that one has been admitted by an expert jury of international standing and has completed a two-year process. It does not refer to any type of art, to one particular understanding of what art should be, but to a variety of concepts of what might be called quality.

The series of alumni exhibitions highlights the versatility and diversity of the HISK alumni.

What's in an artwork?

16/06/2022 17/07/2022
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Fiat Lux

18/11/2021 06/02/2022
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09/09/2021 03/10/2021
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Meetings with established actors from different sectors of the art field in their studio or workspace, combined with discussions about their practice and backstage systems.

Faces and Powers. Lecture by John C. Welchman

06/10/2022 - 20:00 22:00
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Pascale Marthine Tayou

09/10/2020 - 11:00 13:00
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Dirk Braeckman

01/10/2020 - 14:00 16:00
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Peter Buggenhout

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Berlinde de Bruyckere

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Luc Tuymans

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Throughout the year workshops are organised, initiated by either one of the three pillars: curatorial, research and production. They allow the artists to master new techniques in order to broaden or deepen the scope of their practice. Subjects can be suggested by the artists. The starting point is often based on a common interest. If possible, the workshop are opened up for Alumni.

Being more honest about the process

23/09/2022 30/09/2022
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Workshop HISK Editions 2022

20/06/2022 22/06/2022
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Print as a Technique of self – concepts of technique

16/10/2020 - 17:00 23/10/2020 - 11:00
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Study trip

Study trip to documenta fifteen

05/09/2022 09/09/2022
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Tournai, Villeneuve-d'Asq & Tourcoing

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Study Trip Bruxelles

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Study trip in Belgium 1: Gent

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Study trip in Belgium 3: Gent

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Study trip to M Museum, Leuven

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Kunsthal Gent

16/01/2020 - 13:30 15:30
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Netwerk Aalst

02/03/2020 - 14:30 17:00
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M UKHA Antwerp

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S.M.A.K. Gent

22/01/2020 - 13:00 14:00
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Masereel Centre & EKWC

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M Leuven

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Gallery ONE

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Middelheim Museum Antwerp

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Kunstenbibliotheek Ghent

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Lam Gods (Ghent Altarpiece)

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Visit KASK Curatorial Studies

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Guided tour at ONE

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