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The mission

Established in 2014, the Fondation Thalie is a private art foundation based in Brussels.

In a house dating from the 1920s, the Foundation offers since 2018 a program exhibitions of both historical and emerging international artists along with an art collection; the Foundation is committed to increasing awareness on ecological issues through visual arts, notably through its program Creators facing Climate Emergency and through its residency for artists and authors in Brussels and soon in Arles (opening in spring 2023).

Each exhibit demonstrates the support for contemporary creation by way of commissions which are sometimes tied to acquisitions or through satellite projects beyond the walls (such as production grants). The Fondation Thalie is also a publisher of printed publications and artists’ multiples.



The Fondation advocates for 4 principal areas:

    • Giving women of the contemporary art world a bigger space
    • Supporting the dialogue between visual arts and craftsmanship
    • Encouraging dialogue between artists and scientists concerning the climate emergency
    • Valorizing contemporary writings

The Foundation sees its actions in four ways:

SUN The Brussels house and its transdisciplinary and innovative programming, its residences, and its exhibit space are the historical headquarters of the Foundation.

MOON New exhibition and residencies space in Arles, France. Other similar projects are being created, they will be seen in MOON.

SATELLITES Projects and co-productions beyond the walls of the house.

PLANETS The Foundation’s community. You support the same questionings about our future and you are our ambassadors!



The Fondation Thalie acts through the prism of our artistic practices and creative writing, in favour of causes that shake our ecosystems and force us to change for future generations

Launched online during the pandemic in 2020, the podcast Creators facing the Climate Emergency facilitates the dialogue between artists and scientists. The goal is to spread knowledge, raise awareness, particularly in the contemporary art world, so that they may become a true agent of change, and think of new production modes which are more respectful of natural resources: How does the climate crises affect artistic practices? How can we preserve biodiversity and construct new narratives to take action?

With more than 40 artists and scientific experts invited since its creation, these conversations, watched by over 34,000 people, aim to create collaborations between the disciplines and to give a voice to the new generation of artists committed to a green transition.

In resonance with these themes, the residency annually publishes a thematic call to project. With several hundred applications each year, the calls are a photograph of the emerging creative and of the commitments of these creators. A regularly updated jury of professionals creates a unique community of experts.

The team

Julien Amicel


Jenna Barberot

Production | Communication

Stefano Vendramin

In charge of the program ‘Creators facing the climate emergency’

Flora Fettah

In charge of publishing

Valère Gilles

In charge of the mediation

Jean-Charles Michelet-Gambelli

Technical manager

Guest curators

Anissa Touati

Curator of the exhibitions ‘The Sowers’ (2021) and ‘Warché’ (2022)

Joël Riff

Curator, in charge of the residency program in 2021-2022