Art on Paper, the international drawing fair in Brussels, will be held from 5 to 8 October 2023 in an exceptional setting: the Tour & Taxis Gare Maritime.

Art on Paper presents a unique panorama of the quality and diversity of contemporary, modern and Old Master drawing's approaches through the organization of an international fair dedicated to this practice.

The Art on Paper fair offers the different publics, professionals or amateurs, to discover the plurality of drawing and works on paper selected by more than 60 Belgian and international galleries, established or emerging.

Art on Paper will be held as part of the 4th edition of the Brussels Drawing Week (from October 2 to 8) which will host a rich and varied program of activities dedicated to drawing throughout Brussels (More information via

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Selection committee


The selection of the galleries is made by an independent selection committee, composed of art professionals, experts and collectors, specialised in drawing. Through bold choices, it ensures the quality of the artistic proposals and the discovery of the most lively, innovative and stimulating.

Anne Bambynek

Anne Bambynek

Curator, National Bank of Belgium

Anne Bambynek has been directing the contemporary art collection of the National Bank of Belgium since May 2020. She studied art history at KULeuven and Freie Universität Berlin and started working as Yves Randaxhe's assistant curator at the National Bank in 2016.

In 2019, she collaborated in the realization of the exhibition Building a Dialogue. Two Corporate Collections of Contemporary Art. This year she curated NBB's second public exhibition: (un)common values, on the occasion of the collection's 50th anniversary.

Joost Declercq

Art director, Art on Paper

Joost Declercq has spent his entire career in the cultural sector. In 1986 he founded his gallery ‘Joost Declercq’ in Ghent, where he introduced a generation of post-conceptual artists (Jan Vercruysse, Jean-Marc Bustamante, Gerhard Merz...), but also young artists (Berlinde De Bruyckere...). From 1992 to 2004, he worked for private and public foundations, such as the Hans Hartung and Anna-Eva Bergman Foundation in Antibes, or the King Baudouin Foundation as part of the project The New Commissioners on the occasion of Brussels, European Cultural Capital in 2000, as well as projects throughout Flanders. From 2004 to 2020, he was the director of the Dhondt-Dhaenens (MDD) in Sint-Martens-Latem.

He is currently artistic director of Art on Paper and artistic coordinator of Mu.ZEE (dedicated to modern and contemporary art in Belgium from 1880 to the present day) and also works as a cultural consultant for various private foundations.

Frédéric de Goldschmidt

Art collector and founder, Cloud Seven

Frédéric de Goldschmidt is a French contemporary art collector based in Brussels. He has been collecting since 2008 and supports emerging artists in their creative process, engages with curators in exhibition projects and shares his collection with the public. He is one of eleven collectors or couples of collectors from Brussels of contemporary art that have been invited to present a selection of their works at Centrale for Contemporary Art in 2017-2018 (Private Choices). Since 2010, he has organized several contemporary art exhibitions in Brussels, notably Not Really Really (2015), which he co-curated with Agata Jastrząbek, White Covers (2017), co-curated with Carine Fol, and Inaspettatamente (2021), co-curated with Grégory Lang or even Rooms of Resonance (2023) with Benedicte Goesaert and Chantal Pattyn at Cloud Seven, a new hybrid center dedicated to work, life and art which opened in Spring 2022.

He is a member of the acquisition committee of Fondation Kanal in Brussels and a member of Board of the Friends of the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, in charge of their annual Prize since 2018.

Florence Derck

Florence Derck

Co-founder DEMAIN Art

After her studies in Leuven and Solvay (management engineer) followed by experiences in the banking sector (Fédération Bancaire Française, Deutsche Bank, Degroof-Petercam), Florence chose to live from her passion: contemporary art. She joined Christie's Amsterdam as an intern and then joined the Christie's team in London for two years. After passing the 'Prince Albert Fund' (PAF) competition, she joined the American gallery Gladstone in Brussels as associate director for three years. During the COVID pandemic, she decided to undertake and join Diane van Impe to develop "DEMAIN Art": a platform intended to put forward the artists of the Belgian art scene who are not represented by a gallery.

Florence is part of Belgium's 40u40 initiative which brings together young leaders of tomorrow to provide a platform for them to develop their ideas, connect and create a positive impact on society. She is also a consultant for the A Stichting Foundation, initiated by Astrid Ullens de Schooten Whettnall.

Virginie Devillez

Virginie Devillez

Fine Art Expert and Art advisory

Active for more than 25 years in the art world, Virginie Devillez is an expert in Belgian and international art, a researcher and curator. She holds a PhD from the Université libre de Bruxelles (2001) and was then curator at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, where she was, among other things, the project manager of the Magritte Museum inaugurated in 2009. She then managed the galleries of Daniel Templon and Micheline Szwajcer before becoming an expert at Sotheby's from 2016 to 2023 in Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary Art.

Virginie Devillez is also a member of the René Magritte Expertise Committee, a scientific collaborator of the Université libre de Bruxelles and guest curator of the Ostend Museum for the project dedicated to the Belgian impressionist painter Anna Boch.

Paul Vanhonsebrouck

Paul Vanhonsebrouck

Art collector

Born in Izegem on 28.09.1965, Paul comes from a family of traders. After studying economics, Paul founded his first supermarket at the age of 21. Today, he manages about 15 branches all over Belgium. With his wife and three daughters, he shares a passion for sports, art and culture. Paul's uncle, Luc Vanhonsebrouck, who was also a passionate collector of modern art, passed on his love of art to him. Together with his wife Sabine, Paul started to study art history and joined various contemporary art associations. In the early nineties, Paul participated in the creation of Liebaert Projects, a private foundation for contemporary art in Kortrijk. Paul has been the chairman for several years and under his leadership Daig Grantina, Özgur Kär, Sebastian Jeffor, Eva L'Hoest and Athena Papadopoulos have already been presented to the public.

Paul is also a member of the 7th edition of the Groeninghe Art Collection, a collective that, under the direction of a curator, currently Elena Soboleva, collectively acquires artworks. In addition, Paul is a member of the advisory board of the DD Club, where he has been passionately instructed by Joost Declercq for years.


From the birth of the fair, under the impetus of Michel Culot and in collaboration with Paul Dujardin and the fair’s team, to the organisation of its 7th edition in 2022: find out, by year, the highlights and various players who have contributed to the evolution of Art on Paper to become one of the leading European drawing fairs.


Premises and birth of a commitment to the promotion of contemporary drawing.

  • Born as a pop-up store, under the impetus of Michel Culot and the late Pierre Hallet (1953 - 2021), the Art on Paper fair evolved rapidly to become, from 2015 onwards with the help of Paul Dujardin, an art fair dedicated to the practice of drawing at BOZAR.
  • At the instigation of Michel Culot (founder of Art on Paper at BOZAR), Adeline d'Ursel and Paul Dujardin (director of BOZAR), a collaboration agreement was signed to support the organisation of a platform for the promotion of contemporary drawing, the Art on Paper fair. 
  • The fair advocates the solo show as the preferred form of presentation of the artists' work. 
  • An agreement places Art on Paper as a "hosted event" within BOZAR, which is a partner of the fair.

2015 - 2017

First editions and development of the Art on Paper formula in the Terarken Rooms of BOZAR.

Fair Director / Adeline d’Ursel
Artistic Director / Pauline Hatzigeorgiou
Fair Coordinator / Grace Lombi
Fair Advisor / Liv Vaisberg


Denis De Rudder Head of the drawing department, La Cambre
Olivier Gevart Directeur, Ete 78
Harlan Levey Harlan Levey Projects
Francesco Rossi Rossicontemporary
Maïté Smeyers BOZAR Expo
Christophe Veys Veys-Verhaevert Collection

Denis De Rudder Head of the drawing department, La Cambre
Joost Declercq Director, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens
Olivier Gevart Director, Ete 78
Yves Lecointre Director, Frac Picardie/des mondes dessinés
Francesco Rossi Rossicontemporary
Christophe Veys Veys-Verhaevert Collection

Denis De Rudder Head of the drawing department, La Cambre
Joost Declercq Director, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens
Olivier Gevart Director, Ete 78
Sophie Lauwers Head of exhibitions, BOZAR
Yves Lecointre Director, Frac Picardie/des mondes dessinés
Tanguy Van Quickenborne Art collector

2015  2016  2017

  • The first three editions of the fair take place in the Terarken Rooms in BOZAR.
  • The fair welcomes 25 galleries including major Belgian and international galleries: Zenox X Gallery (Mircea Suciu), Albert Baronian (Robert Devriendt), Meessen De Clercq (Nicolas Lamas), Sofie Van De Velde (Johan de Wilde) and Michel Rein (Raphaël Zarka).  
  • On average, the fair welcomes nearly 5000 visitors at each edition, and its reputation is growing rapidly internationally. 
  • In addition to the solo shows, the Eeckman Art Prize is presented, a prize for young talent selected by a jury of professionals and initiated by the fair and its partners Eeckman Art & Insurance and BOZAR. 
  • Creation of the SOFAM prize for the best solo show, selected by a jury of professionals.
  • In 2017, the fair wins the Award in the category 'International Congress & Fair'.
  • Two in situ works are created in collaboration with BOZAR: in 2016, "Vaporisation Crystallisation" by the artist Henri Jacobs in the BOZAR Rotunda, entrance hall and Fumoir and, in 2017, "I still draw love, plants and things" in the Fumoir by the Ukrainian artist, Alevtina Kakhidze.
  • First partnership with La Libre Belgique for the co-creation of an Art on Paper supplement in Arts Libre.


The fair doubles in size, further increasing its influence and recognition both internationally and in Belgium. Art on Paper at BOZAR is one of the leading drawing fairs and a key event on the European drawing agenda.

Fair Director Adeline d'Ursel & Gilles Parmentier
Artistic Director Marie Cantos
Fair Coordinator Kelly de Gheldere
Fair Advisor Liv Vaisberg

Denis De Rudder Head of the drawing department, La Cambre
Joost Declercq Director, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens
Florence and Daniel Guerlain Art collector
Sophie Lauwers Head of exhibitions, BOZAR
Yves Lecointre Director, Frac Picardie l des mondes dessinés
Kate Mc Farlane Co-director, Drawing Room 
Reyn van der Lugt Art collector


  • The fair is located in the Ravenstein circuit of BOZAR and welcomes 50 galleries.
  • The fair opens a 'project space' section to allow young galleries and 'artist-run-spaces' to participate in the fair.
  • Collaboration with BOZAR Bookshop to present the artbooks of the artists present on the fair. 
  • Exhibition of a series of works on paper, "Dark Museums and Colored Museums" by the artist Leo Copers at BOZAR.
  • Creation of sound capsules by sound artist Alix Gastineau, on the initiative of Marie Cantos and with the support of SOFAM.
  • VIP programming of studio visits by artists (Gabriel Kuri, Audrey Cottin and Raffaella Crispino) and visits to private collections (Tobias Arndt and the Veys-Verhaevert collection).
  • Programming of three talks with speakers: Javier Quilis, curator and CEO INELCOM Arte Contemporáneo, Valeria Duplat du Tate and Denis De Rudder, head of the drawing department at La Cambre, and the artist Katrin Ströbel.
  • Performance and visual and sound installation, ''Drawing'', in the living room of the artist Clarissa Baumann.
  • Second edition of the Art on Paper supplement in Arts Libre in partnership with La Libre Belgique.


The 5th anniversary edition marks a turning point for Art on Paper at BOZAR, the fair welcomes almost 10,000 visitors and received unrivalled media attention. Launch of the first edition of the Brussels Drawing Week.

Fair Director Gilles Parmentier
Artistic Director Bas Hendrikx
Fair Coordinator Agnès Raux
Fair Advisor Liv Vaisberg

Denis De Rudder Head of the drawing department, La Cambre
Florence and Daniel Guerlain Art collectors
Kate Macfarlane Co-director, Drawing Room
Sophie Lauwers Head of exhibitions, BOZAR
Reyn van der Lugt Art collector


  • Opening of the fair to the presentation of one or two artists in addition to the solo show.
  • Launch of the first edition of the Brussels Drawing Week with around fifteen participating schools and art centres.
  • Programme of talks: conversation between the artist Daphné Nan Le Sergent and Johana Carrier, co-editor-in-chief of Roven, and between the artist Keren Cytter (Daata) and Bas Hendrikx, artistic director of Art on Paper 2019.
  • Exhibition of Timo van Grinsven, laureate of the Eeckman Art Prize at the Botanique as part of the Brussels Drawing Week.
  • Production of a catalogue for the 2019 edition of Art on Paper, listing the participating galleries, the partners and the programme of the Brussels Drawing Week.
  • BOZAR has a 'BOZAR on Paper' stand in the Horta hall where a series of drawings of their collection in limited edition are on sale.


A promising and highly anticipated edition, cancelled following the health crisis of Covid-19 in Belgium and internationally.

  • Strong synergies with the exhibition 'Molenbeek', drawings by Philippe Vandenberg at BOZAR. 
  • Second edition of the Brussels Drawing Week (cancelled due to Coronavirus) with a double participation of Brussels museums and art centres.
  • Programming of book signing-session by the artists, in collaboration with BOZAR Bookshop.


Creation of a drawing ecosystem consisting of Art on Paper and Brussels Drawing Week.

Fair Director Gilles Parmentier
Artistic Director Joost Declercq & Charlotte Crevits
Fair Coordinator & Gallery Relations Agnès Raux


  • Joost Declercq and Charlotte Crevits take over the artistic direction of the fair for a period of at least 3 years.
  • Organisation of the fair taking into account the current sanitary measures.
  • Publication of a new website with the development of a digital platform for the management of VIP relations.
  • Second edition of the Brussels Drawing Week with a doubling of the participating Brussels museums and art centres.


Unique and remarkable edition within the Vanderborght building. The fair hosts 45 galleries and nearly 10,000 visitors during its 5-day opening. It further strengthens its position as a benchmark event for all those involved in the European art scene (galleries, collectors, institutions, artists, art students).

Fair Director
Gilles Parmentier
Artistic Director
Joost Declercq
Fair Coordinator & Gallery Relations
Agnès Raux > 15.07.2022 & Géraldine Hubot

Anne Bambynek Curator, National Bank of Belgium
Frédéric de Goldschmidt Collector and founder, Cloud Seven
Joost Declercq Artistic Director, Art on Paper
Benedicte Goesaert Artist liaison
Paul Vanhonsebrouck Art collector


  • Moving from Bozar to the Vanderborght building in the heart of Brussels.
  • Conference cycle “Talks - A cycle of discussions on drawing and works on paper”.
  • In situ proposal "O, 6o, four drawings" by Boris Thiébaut with Le Botanique.
  • Exhibition "StandUp" by Charlotte Beaudry by CENTRALE for contemporary art.
  • Exhibition of a selection of works from the Frédéric de Goldschmidt Collection.
  • Solo show by Sarah Minutillo, winner of the Eeckman Art Prize 2022.
  • Discover the winner of the SOFAM FOCUS PRIZE.
  • Talks & tours programme, coworking space by Cloud Seven, official bookshop by Peinture Fraîche, and much more!
  • Third edition of the Brussels Drawing Week everywhere in Brussels.

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