The mission

Created in 2014 by Nathalie Guiot, an author, editor and collector, the Fondation Thalie is a philanthropic project which 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
  • Exhibition on the emerging scene engaged on social themes (climate, Europe, identities etc.) and on the place of women in art
  • Public events organisation intersecting visual, literary and culinary arts in the spaces of the foundation in Brussels
  • Artists and writers residencies on the theme of Europe (by invitation), publications
  • Multiple artists editing
  • Partnership with NGOs, events or cultural institutions on specific 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. 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.