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27/11/2017: Visit to the studios and meeting the residents by members of the Jury. See our page about the event.
25/11/2017: Opening at 12:00 of "There is Always an Alternative" group show organized by Platform 102 in the Foundation Project Space till January the 12th.
23/11/2017 : Elina Salminen presents "Unexpected" at Cdlt. Gallery in Liege. Opening at 6:30pm, exhibition lasts till January 6 2018.
23/11/2017 : Opening at Galerie Nardone of the first solo show by Valentin Capony. Opening at 6:00pm, exhibition lasts till December 16.
16/11/2017: Elina Salminen is shortlisted for the "Prix Collignon 2017". This thursday in Liege, exhibition and nomination of the winner . 
10/11/2017: Céline CUVELIER features in "Plus Loin les Yeux" in the Penthouse of the Bloom Hotel. Opening at 6:00pm, exhibition lasts till November 22. Interview of the Artist.
30/09/2017: The new residents just settled in their studios.
Caroline Delaville, Charlotte Flamand, Nicolas Guignon, Leo Francois Luccioni & Sophie Vendryes will work at the Foundation till June 30 2017.
02/09/2017: Thanks to the initiative of Benedikt van der Vorst and Cedric Lienart, both Art collectors and members of the "Prix Laurent Moonens" Jury, the Foundation is indirectly present at the Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens Garden Party Auctions : Sarah Caillard, Celine Cuvelier, Sophie Duventru, Maxim Frank, João Freitas, Philip Janssens, Sven Laurent, Nathalie Ledoux,  Nicolas Riquette and Elina Salminen all past residents of the Moonens Foundation offered one of their works and feature in the Paddle 8 auction. Also past resident in 2014, Nicolas Bourthoumieux features in the Christie's auction. The full catalogue of the auction is accessible on the dedicated Museum DD page or can be downloaded here.
09/08/2017:
The winners the "Prix Laurent Moonens 2017" have been notified after the Jury took its decision. They are :
- Caroline DELAVILLE,
- Charlotte FLAMAND,
- Nicolas GUIGNON,
- Leo FRANCOIS LUCCIONI,
Sophie VENDRYES,
12/06/2017: We just put on line our report page about FULL HOUSE with pictures and some artworks. For those who still want to visit the exhibition, the last public views are on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 June 13:30>18:30, or private view by appointment.
02/06/2017: Nathalie Ledoux features in "Bloodymary Show" at Cdlt. Gallery in Liege. Opening at 6:30pm, exhibition lasts till July 29.
31/05/2017: FULL HOUSE is the third exhibition  organized by the Foundation. Valentin Capony, Céline Cuvelier, Nathalie Ledoux, Elina Salminen and Amélie Scotta will display works completed during their Art residency in Philippe de Champagne.  
Opening is May 31st at 18:30, viewing by appointment continues till June 4th.
15/05/2017:
Opening of a retrospective on Mode Muntu (1940-1985), congolese painter student of Laurent Moonens at the "Académie des Beaux Arts d'Elisabethville" in the fifties. Exhibition lasts till 27 August 2017
27/04/2017: We have the pleasure to inform that two of our résidents : Amélie Scotta and Valentin Capony have been selected as members of the Casa de Velasquez for the year 2017-2018.
22/04/2017: Is the latest submission date for the 2017 session of the "Prix Laurent Moonens" launched on the 5th of March. For this fourth edition, the 6 members of the Jury remain :
- The Management Board of the Foundation for one vote,
- Patricia Van Thillo, Art collector,
- Cedric Lienart, Art collector,
- Benedikt van der Vorst, Art collector,
- Albert Baronian, gallery owner and Art dealer,
- Olivier Kaeppelin, director of the Maeght Foundation,
Don't delay ! Go to our home page and follow the links.
20/04/2017 : Valentin Capony just won the first KoMASK Printmaking Award 2017 in Antwerp.
17/03/2017 : Opening of "Eléphants Blancs" at Under Construction Gallery in Paris, the first solo show by Amélie Scotta. Exhibition lasts till April 29.
17/03/2017 > 14/05/2017: Valentin Capony is invited to the Biennial of Prints that takes place in "La Boverie" in Liège,
17/02/2017 > 12/03/2017: Both Amélie Scotta and Lea Belooussovitch feature in the exhibition of the "Prix Mediatine 2017",
07/02/2017: Visit to the Foundation and meeting the Artists by ±20 students from the drawing section of La Cambre, with the presence of Sharon Schievers (assistant) and Catherine Warmoes (professor).
23/01/2017 > 23/02/2017: The exhibition of photos by Mustache Muhanya and Alain Nsenga Pelesa moves to the Hangar Picha in Lubumbashi. Mustache and Alain were both winners of the "Prix Laurent Moonens - Lubumbashi Session 2015"
19/01/2017: Opening at 6pm of "Painting Fields", a show by Natalie Ledoux and Selçuk Mutlu at Cdlt. Gallery in Liege. Exhibition lasts till March 4.
13/01/2017: Opening at 6pm of "Ornements divers", a show by Elina Salminen and Daniel Wagener in the Foundation's Project Space. Exhibition lasts till February 11.
10/12/2016: Closing of "Space Out" solo show by Marc Buchy organized by Platform 102 December 10. Event on invitation.
19/11/2016: Visit to the studios in presence of the residents by members of the Jury and guests, followed by an informal lunch. See our page about the event.
28/10/2016: Opening of "Space Out" solo show by Marc Buchy organized by Platform 102 in the Foundation Project Space till December the 10th.
08/10/2016 > 29/10/2016: On line catalogue of the exhibition by Mustache Muhanya and Alain Nsenga Pelesa at the Galerie Dialogues in Lubumbashi - ©
ASBL Dialogues, Mustache Muhanya, Alain Nsenga Pelesa
Hamaji magazine n°13 features this event and the two photographers in its lifestyle-culture section - © Hamaji Corneille & Sima.
07/10/2016: Opening of the exhibition by Mustache Muhanya and Alain Nsenga Pelesa at the Galerie Dialogues in Lubumbashi. Both winners of the "Prix Laurent Moonens - Lubumbashi Session 2015" will present photographic works from 8th till 29th October. 
01/10/2016: The new residents just settled in their studios. Amélie SCOTTA, Nathalie LEDOUX, Valentin CAPONY, Elina SALMINEN and Céline CUVELIER (as a guest sharing Elina's studio) will work at the Foundation till June 30 2017.
02/09/2016: In collaboration with the Foundation, Platform 102 invites you to a presentation of recent works by this year's Summer Studio Artists in Residence at the Foundation, João Freitas and Emi Kodama. The presentation will be held in the exhibition space of the foundation. In addition, the artists will open their studios to the public with Freitas presenting new works and Kodama a performance piece. 
20/07/2016:
The winners the "Prix Laurent Moonens 2016" are notified after the Jury took its decision. They are :
- Valentin CAPONY,
- Nathalie LEDOUX,
- Elina SALMINEN,
- Amélie SCOTTA,
17/06/2016: We just put on line our report page about CURRENT STATE OF AFFAIRS... with pictures of some artworks.
We warmly thank all participants who contributed to make this event a success. 
10/06/2016: We are pleased to confirm the summer residency of João Freitas and Emi Kodama in collaboration with Platform 102. Both Artists will work at the Foundation July 15 > September 15. An exhibition organized by Platform 102 will end the residency.
03/06/2016: Due to the success of the opening of CURRENT STATE OF AFFAIRS... , additional public views are organized Sundays 12 & 19 June 13:00 > 19:00.
02/06/2016: CURRENT STATE OF AFFAIRS... Residents year II is the second exhibition organised by the Foundation. Sophie Duventru, Weifu+Ruifu Guo and Nicolas Riquette (with  guests)  will display works completed during their Art residency in Philippe de Champagne. 
Opening is June 2nd at 18:30, viewing by appointment continues till June 5th. 
20/05/2016:  Opening of Paperworks organized by Platform 102 (Brussels) at Antena (Chicago) featuring Léa Belooussovitch (FR), Marc Buchy (FR), João Freitas (PT), Saori Kuno (JP), Tramaine de Senna (USA). May 20 > June 17.
09/05/2016: We regret to inform that both Visa applications from Muphanya Mustache and Nsenga Pelesa Alain have been rejected on that date by the belgian authorities. We unfortunately have to accept that the worsening mix of migrants + terrorism in Europe combined with the potentially explosive political instability in the Congo RDC made the chances of getting Visas more and more remote. The residencies have therefore been converted into a cash prize for Mustache and a full-frame digital camera for Alain.
29/04/2016: Lea Belooussovitch at HD Gallery with Robin Gerris and Fabien Ruyssen. Exhibition April 29 > May 28.
20/04/2016: HD Gallery presents Robin Gerris (NL), Lea Belooussovitch (FR) and Ronja Schlickmann (DE) at "OFF Course Young Contemporary Art". Opening on Wednesday, April 20 3pm>11pm. Exhibition 20>24 April.
15/04/2016: Sarah Caillard & Brice GuilbertNAPOLI in Ghent. 
14/04/2016: NEVERTHELESS - Lea Belooussovitch & João Freitas at Musumeci Contemporary / 22, rue des chevaliers, Brussels - Opening: April 14 18:00>21:00 - Exhibition: April 14 > May 14, 
12/04/2016: Today, Laurent Moonens was born 105 years ago !
24/03/2016: Opening of "Endless House II" at the Foundation. Group show by current resident Nik O'La Riquette with Emilie Terlinden and Claire Ducène. Exhibition 24/3 > 31/3 in the renovated exhibition space on the ground floor.
18/03/2016: Opening of "Spatial Sublation" at the Wiels, featuring prévious residents Philip Janssens and Lea Belooussovitch with Saori Kuno and Stefano Faoro. Wiels Project Room, 19.03 > 27.03.2016,
27/02/2016: The Foundation launches its 2016 session of the "Prix Laurent Moonens". For this third edition, the 6 members of the Jury are :
- The Management Board of the Foundation for one vote,
- Patricia Van Thillo, Art collector,
- Cedric Lienart, Art collector,
- Benedikt van der Vorst, Art collector,
- Albert Baronian, gallery owner and Art dealer,
- Olivier Kaeppelin, director of the Maeght Foundation,
February 2016: An article in "l'Art Même" n°68 gives a good overview of our credo and our actions : read it here.
01/02/2016: Building works are starting at the Foundation : the ground floor exhibition/performance space is being revamped as well as Studio 1 on the first floor. Photos when finished !
14/01/2016: Opening of a group show including Sarah Caillard at Rodolphe Janssen. Sarah won the Laurent Moonens Prize in 2014 and was one of our 2014-2015 residents at the Foundation.
05/01/2016: Results of the "Prix Laurent Moonens - Lubumbashi Session 2015" have been notified to the winners: Muphanya Mustache and Nsenga Pelesa Alain will each be offered a 2 month residency in Brussels, while Assani Selemani Georges, who is only 16 years old, will receive a special prize in Lubumbashi from the Foundation. 
12/12/2015: Visit to the studios in presence of the residents by some members of the Jury and guests, followed by an informal lunch. See our page about the event.
13/11/2015: As things always seem to go in threes, opening of a show by Nathan Anthony and João Freitas at Stephanie Jaax. João was a finalist of the Prix Laurent Moonens 2014 et Nathan was our first resident at the Foundation in October 2014
12/11/2015: Two openings involving last year's residents on the same evening ! A solo show by Sarah Caillard at Island and a group show featuring Léa Belooussovitch at Nadine Feront. We wish lots of success in their careers to both our 2014-2015 residents.
18/10/2015 > 27/10/2015: The Foundation moves to Lubumbashi DRC for 10 days. October 22 sees the world premiere of Michaël de Plaen's monography about Mode Muntu (1940-1985), one of the early students of Laurent Moonens in "Elisabethville" in the fifties. It is also the occasion to reunite other remaining early students of Moonens from that period. See our page about the event. During our stay we  launched the "Lubumbashi Session 2015" of the "Prix Laurent Moonens" and auditioned nearly fifty candidates.
14/10/2015: Weifu & Ruifu GUO are invited to display their works at the Centrale.Lab 15/10/15>03/01/16. Opening is on October 14, détails here.
27/09/2015: Sophie DUVENTRU, Weifu & Ruifu GUO and Nicolas RIQUETTE moved into their studios in the Foundation House until end of June 2016 for their 9 month' residency.
06/09/2015:
Public view of Lea Belooussovitch's exhibition at Platform 102 that will be held september 9 > october 15.
03/09/2015: The winners the "Prix Laurent Moonens 2015" are notified after the Jury took its decision during the summer. They are :
- Sophie DUVENTRU,
- Weifu & Ruifu GUO,
- Nicolas RIQUETTE,
01/09/2015: Viewing of works completed by Philip Janssens during his summer residency organized by Platform 102 at the Foundation. On invitation only.
10/07/2015 > 10/09/2015 : In collaboration with Platform 102, we are pleased to welcome Philip Janssens for a summer residency in our studio 2. Philip is currently preparing a show with the Kiasma Museum in Helsinki.
18/06/2015: We just put on line our report page about NOT AN OPENING ...just a peek with pictures of some artworks.
We warmly thank all participants who contributed to make this event a success.
28/05/2015: NOT AN OPENING ...just a peek was the first exhibition organised by the Foundation. Lea Belooussovitch, Sarah Caillard and Maxim Frank (with Sven Laurent as guest)  displayed works completed during their Art residency in Philippe de Champagne. 
Opening was May 28th at 18:30, viewing by appointment continued till May 31st.
25/04/2015: Lea Belooussovitch and Nathan Anthony, current and former residents at the Foundation, take part in the project "FRICHE". 3 finalists of the 2014 edition of the Prix Laurent Moonens are also part of this project.
February 2015: The Foundation launches its 2015 session of the "Prix Laurent Moonens". For this second edition, the 5 members of the Jury are :
- The Management Board of the Foundation for one vote,
- Patricia Van Thillo, Art collector,
- Cedric Lienart, Art Collector,
- Albert Baronian, gallery owner and Art dealer,
- Joost Declercq, chief curator & director of the 
  Dhondt-Dhaenens Museum,
05/02/2015: Sarah Caillard and Nicolas Bourthoumieux are part of "Houston" presented by Island Gallery - catalog - .
29/01/2015: The new website for Lea Belooussovitch is now on line.
01/01/2015: A very Happy New Year to all and many thanks to those who took part in this project. Our Foundation was created in 2013, it found a home in 2014 and welcomed its first residents. Our plans for 2015 is to reveal it and open it to the Public.
28/12/2014 : Maxim Frank is joining us in our fourth studio for a six month residence. Maxim is also managing coordinator at "Maison Particulière" in Brussels.
25/11/2014: The Foundation is pleased to welcome Nicolas Bourthoumieux in one of our studios until the 5th of January. He will prepare his exhibition at Galerie Catherine Bastide due in Spring 2015.
October 2014: Lea Belooussovitch and Sarah Caillard, winners of the "Prix Laurent Moonens" moved in two of the studios for an Art-residence until summer 2015, 
27/09/2014: Nathan Anthony, 2014 winner of the John Watson Prize, stays in one of our studios during october to finalize the preparation of his exhibition taking place at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Edinburgh, more details,
10/09/2014: An informal lunch with members of the Jury takes place in presence of Lea Belooussovitch. The future spaces and studios of the Foundation are presented to the guests. 
06/09/2014: After the Jury took its decision during the Summer holidays, the 2 winners of the "Prix Laurent Moonens" are notified : they are Lea Belooussovitch, drawing Artist, and Sarah Caillard, Sculptor, 
03/09/2014: A lease is signed for a building located n°50 rue Philippe de Champagne in Brussels : the Foundation now has  a home.
01/07/2014: The 6 finalists for the prize submit the document showing their latest artworks and their Diploma to the Jury,  
18/06/2014: Members of the Jury visit the ERG (Ecole de Recherche Graphique) where Louise Gillard presents her Master degree, 
08/06/2014: Members of the Jury visit the Trade Mart Brussels where the exhibition from La Cambre just graduated Artists takes place. Among the exhibitors are the 6 candidates and finalists from La Cambre, 
04/06/2014: The Foundation is represented at the final year diplomas of the sculpture students of La Cambre, 
02/06/2014: The Foundation is represented at the Master degree diplomas of the drawing students of La Cambre (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Visuels), 
31/05/2014: The 6 finalists chosen by the Jury are notified to the candidates, 
28/04/2014: 9 entries for the competition are received before the due date. Submission portfolios are dispatched to the Jury, 
25/03/2014: The first session of the "Prix Laurent Moonens" is launched, 
23/12/2013: Important funding received via TGE, the Foundation has now got the financial means to develop its activities, 
24/10/2013: First administrators CA : it is decided that a building must be found to house the activities of the Foundation,  
27/08/2013: Second donation from a belgian donator, 
19/08/2013: Initial funding is received via the TGE network, operated by the "Fondation du Roi Baudoin" and the "Fondation de France", 
23/07/2013: The Foundation receives it first donation from a belgian patron, 
26/06/2013: The Foundation is accepted within the TGE network (Transnational Giving Europe) initiated by the "Fondation du Roi Baudoin", allowing patrons from all over Europe to support the Foundation, 
18/04/2013: The Belgian State grants the Foundation the status of "Fondation d'Utilité Publique" which means it is officially recognized as being a non profit organization of public interest, 
25/03/2013: The articles of association are finalized and the "Fondation Moonens" is officially registered at the Notary's office in Woluwe St Pierre,