Adinda Van Geystelen, artistiek directeur Z33 Foto © Kristof Vrancken

Adinda Van Geystelen appointed artistic director Z33

On 20 January 2020, Adinda Van Geystelen will become the new artistic director of Z33, House for Contemporary Art, Design and Architecture in Hasselt. Along with the opening of the exhibition building in March 2020, this heralds the start of a new chapter for Z33.

A new chapter for Z33

Z33 has an ambitious plan. As an arts institution at the intersection of art, design and architecture, it will play a pioneering role in the cultural region of Limburg and Flanders in the future. With a new building and the arrival of a new director, this plan is now ready to be implemented.

After three years at Kunsthal Extra City in Antwerp and five years at BOZAR in Brussels, Adinda Van Geystelen will now lead Z33 beside the business director Jan Bloemen. Gilbert Van Baelen, chair of Z33: “Following an extensive procedure with an independent international selection committee, the board of directors unanimously chose Adinda Van Geystelen. With many years of experience in the cultural sector, expertise in artistic policy and an extensive network, she is the ideal candidate to help us achieve our ambitions. Z33 is ready to move to the vanguard, with a new building, a new team, a varied programme and now also a new artistic director.”

Let’s make a difference

Adinda Van Geystelen is concluding an exciting period at Kunsthal Extra City in Antwerp and looking forward to January 2020. “I want to make Z33 a ground-breaking institution that becomes a benchmark for creative research at the intersection of art, design and architecture; an institution that shows how artists and designers can shape the society of the future. Z33 champions talent development, cooperation and its audience. The arts centre wants to make a difference nationally and internationally, but not without being strongly embedded locally in Hasselt, Limburg and Flanders. I am honoured and very enthusiastic to stand at the helm of this institution that seeks to be a seismograph for what is going on in society and that through dialogue with artists and designers seeks to shed new light on the minor and major questions with which we are faced today.”

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