An International Biennal of Photography in Belgium

Since 2006, the Centre for Fine Arts (BOZAR) has been placing numerous partners from the world of creative photography and related media in the spotlight during this biennial event. Indeed, the
Brussels Summer of Photography now features on the international photography calendar. From a
theme that is addressed by the central exhibition in the Centre for Fine Arts, the programme branches
out both spatially and in terms of content.

The central exhibition is open spaces / secret places. Works from the SAMMLUNG VERBUND, Vienna. While the collaboration with this Viennese collection already made for a popular edition back in 2014 with gender equality as its theme, this year curator Gabriele Schor is focusing on the relationship between people and the public space. The artists appropriate specific spaces through
the medium of photography. Their artistic interventions and personal outlook influence how
we as observers experience different surroundings. It is often hard to distinguish between
the two atmospheres as the public and private domain come to light.

Thanks to the intense collaboration with around 30 partners, the 2016 edition of the Summer of
Photography is also a unique city-wide project that accentuates the immense possibilities of the
Brussels public space. This summer immerse yourself in the Urban Vibes of our capital with as
start and end point the numerous secret rooms and public spaces of Brussels.

A+ • Alliance française de Bruxelles-Europe • Balassi Institute • Botanique • BOZAR - Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels • BRASS • Centre culturel Jacques Franck • Cinematek • Contretype • Crosstalks • Cultuurcentrum Strombeek-Grimbergen • De Markten • Faur Zsofi Raday Galeria • Gedova Gallery • Galerie Daniel Templon • Goethe-Institut Brussels • Instituto Italiano de Cultura • Lagos Photo • Lagos State Government • MAXXI Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI secolo • Koninklijk Museum voor Midden-Afrika | Musée royal de l’Afrique centrale • Polish Institute • Recyclart • Sammlung Verbund • Sluitertijd • VanhaerentsArtCollection • Visegrad Fund • Vrije Universiteit Brussel • The Word • Tsjechisch Centrum | Centre tchèque • Wiels