Belgian prejury

Florent Bex, honorary director of the M HKA, Antwerp and member of the Jeune Peinture Belge association
Diane Delvaulx, art historian and member of the Jeune Peinture Belge association
Patricia De Peuter, director of ING ART Belgium and member of the Jeune Peinture Belge association
Caroline Dumalin, assistant-curator, Wiels, Brussels
Benoît Dusart & Marie-Noëlle Dailly, co-curators of Incise in Charleroi and independent exhibition curators
Martin Germann, senior curator SMAK, Gent
Tania Nasielski, independent curator, Besme 105 Project Space, Brussels
Anne-Claire Schmitz, curator and director of La Loge, Brussels
Eva Wittocx, chief curator of contemporary art, M Museum, Leuven

Second jury

Brigitte Franzen, director Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen

Catherine Wood, curator Tate Modern, London

Catherine Wood is curator of Contemporary Art / Performance at Tate Modern. She has programmed numerous performance works at Tate since 2003 including works by Mark Leckey, Joan Jonas, Guy de Cointet, Jiri Kovanda and Sturtevant and initiated the online project, “Performance Room” in 2011. She co-curated the exhibitions The World as a Stage at Tate Modern in 2007, Pop Life in 2010 and curated A Bigger Splash: Painting after Performance in 2012, as well as co-directing the opening programme for the Tanks in 2012, titled, “Art in Action”. In 2013 she curated for BOZAR, Brussels, the exhibition Valérie Mannerts – Orlando. Wood is author of Yvonne Rainer: The Mind is a Muscle (2007, Afterall/MIT press) and “Performance in Contemporary Art” (Tate Publishing, 2015).  A regular contributor to Afterall, Artforum and Mousse magazines, she has also written numerous catalogue essays, most recently on Joachim Koester, Piotr Uklanski, and Sung Hwan Kim.


Christoph Tannert, artistic director Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

Christoph Tannert (°1955, Leipzig) has lived in Berlin since 1976, where he is the director and project coordinator of Künstlerhaus Bethanien since 2000. Tannert studied archaeology and art history at the Humboldt University in Berlin, graduating in 1981. Until 1990 he worked as an art critic, journalist and exhibition organizer in Berlin and Eastern Europe. Tannert co-founded the Brandenburgischer Kunstverein Potsdam in 1994 and until 2003 was vice-chairman of its management board. In the same year he was appointed to the management board of the Berlin Photography Festival, and in 2006, 2008 and 2010 he served as a reviewer for FotoFest Houston/Texas. He curated the following exhibitions, a.o. : “AVANT-GOÛT / Live in your head”, Espace d’exposition de la Head, Geneva (2009); “Daydreams & Dark Sides”, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (2008); “Urban Realities. Focus Istanbul”, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (2005); “Moscow/Berlin 1950–2000”, State Historical Museum, Moscow (2004) / Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (2003). Christoph Tannert has published widely on subjects related to visual arts, rock music, photography, film and video art; recent projects have included co-editing (with Ute Tischler) the publication “Men in Black: Handbook of Curatorial Practice”, 2004 and editing “New German Painting” in 2006 as well as numerous essay contributions to art magazines and monographic catalogues.

Gaël Charbau, independent curator, Les Editions Particules, Paris

Gaël Charbau (°1976), based in Paris, in an art critic and independent curator, active in the French and Asian scene. He was editorial director of the Salon de Montrouge from 2009 to 2014. He founded the Particules newspaper in 2003, a bimonthly, free newspaper on contemporary art, published until 2010. He was editor for 7 years. He is a curator for different clients, especially the corporate foundation Hermes, the Audi Talents Awards program, the Swarovski home and Emerige endowment. He is in charge of the programming of visual arts at the Bernardine College for the season 2015. Among his recent exhibitions: :  « The French Haunted House: The young French Scene », SongEun ArtSpace, Seoul, 2013 ; « Condensation », Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2013 ;  « L’arbre de vie », Collège des Bernardins, Paris (Co-curator: Alain Berland), 2013 ; « Résidence Secondaire », MaMo cité Radieuse, Marseille, 2013 (Co-commissaire: Amélie Du Passage) ; « Condensation II », Le Forum, Maison Hermès, Tokyo, 2014 ; « Parapanorama », Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2014 ; « Condensation III », Le Studio, Maison Hermès, Seoul 2014.

Lorenzo Benedetti, director De Appel, Amsterdam

Lorenzo Benedetti (b. 1972), director of de Appel arts centre, since June 2014, and acquired national prominence as curator of the Netherlands Pavilion at the 2013 Venice Biënnale. Before that, he was director of the Vleeshal in Middelburg since 2008. Benedetti studied art history at La Sapienza in Rome, after which he completed the Curatorial Programme at the Appel arts centre. Since then he has many exhibitions to his name, including as chief curator at the MARTa Herford museum in Germany, and as guest curator at La Kunsthalle in Mulhouse. In 2005 he established The Sound Art Museum, which is devoted to sound in the visual arts. He is also a tutor at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht, and writes regularly for art journals.