The Fondation Thalie

Created in 2014, the Fondation Thalie aims to support and promote contemporary creation committed to societal themes for the purpose of transmitting and sharing knowledge as well as arousing cultural exchanges.


The actions
• Promotion and dissemination of the international artistic and cultural scene in the form of a multidisciplinary program combining visual art, performance and contemporary thought in Brussels
• Creation support through residencies (by invitation), publications
• Production support, commissioned works, co-productions with institutions
• Mediation and community projects


A venue in Brussels
In April 2018, the Foundation opened a venue in Brussels where visual artists, designers and authors can compare their practices in a collaborative and transversal way through a program that crosses visual arts, performance and contemporary thought. The Foundation hosts artists, authors and curators in residence and produces two annual exhibitions.


The architecture
Near the Avenue Louise and Ixelles ponds, in the heart of the gallery district, the house, seat of the foundation, was built in 1924 by the architect Jean Hendricks. It has been completely renovated to welcome the foundation’s activities by the duo Vanden Eeckhoudt – Creyf architects, in a contemporary style, while preserving its modernist spirit.


Outside the walls
The Fondation Thalie is involved outside the walls by initiating and producing artistic actions or projects in Europe and internationally aimed at communities in order to help their access to art and emancipation along.