Marie Mees (1956) Textile designer, Master mentor LUCA School of Arts, Campus Sint-Lucas Ghent (2008-2022)
Curator (De OptimistenKlasse) for TAZ 2021 in collaboration with rector VUB Caroline Pauwels, SMAK director Philippe Van Cauteren, LUCA, KASK and LA CAMBRE.
Contributor to Biennale DesignFest Ghent 2022 (Installation NEST Design Museum Ghent) in collaboration with LUCA & KU Leuven Caroline Voet.
Curator of expo (2022) The Thinking Hand (Gallery Tatjana Pieters Gent) and Verweven / Entrelacés (2022) Schönfeld Gallery Brussels.
Designer of TheAlfredCollection together with Cathérine Biasino.
Participation (Mees Biasino) in exhibitions, Design Museum Ghent, Design Triennial Milan (IT), Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (Nl), Musée des Arts Décoratifs (FR),
Pinacoteca di Brera Milan (IT), Grand Hornu (BE), Design Museum Melbourne (AU), Gallery Maniera Brussels together with architect Marie-José Van Hee.
Wim Lambrecht (°1973) is Head of LUCA School of Arts campus Sint-Lucas Visual Arts Ghent. In addition to being a lecturer and researcher, he is also active as an artist and curator. He likes to connect different artistic disciplines and brings them to the public in the form of exhibitions, performances, concerts, plays and books, all within a contemporary artistic context. He is also a board member at the HISK (Higher Institute for Fine Arts), Kunsthal Gent and Smoke & Dust/019.
As a curator he made exhibitions at the University Library Leuven, S.M.A.K., STUK, NRW Forum Düsseldorf, Museum dr. Guislain, the Serbian pavilion at the Venice Biennale, the Abtenhuis in Geraardsbergen, the Raveel Museum, etc.
Han Decorte obtained a Master in Visual Arts at Sint-Lucas (Ghent), supplemented by a Master in Contextual Design at Design Academy (Eindhoven) and followed a curatorial course at ARBA-ESA (Brussels). Where she first worked in a museum as an assistant curator, in 2018 she became a guest lecturer for Product Design at LUCA School of Arts (C-mine, Genk). In the meantime, she has curated several exhibitions, at the intersection of design, heritage and contemporary art, where she also designed the scenography. She recently organized the exhibition ‘History of the Future’, an encounter between young contemporary artists and heritage within the historic site of the Damse St. Janshospitaal.
Graphic & communication coordinator
Managing Director BA&DF
1 BA&DF focuses on the work of Belgian artists and designers.
2 The term art refers to a domain. A collection of disciplines. A field. At the same time, the art world never stops changing. With constantly innovating collaborations between artists, galleries, exhibition organizers, collectors, patrons and curators.
3 The term design also refers to a domain. A field of expertise. A craft. With creators, designers, crafts, companies and producers. With story-telling objects. Handmade or high-tech. Functional or aesthetic. Unique or in series.
4 The fair as a show. As a meeting. As a celebration. An experience.
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