National Jury

Museum directors

Denis Gielen (MAC’s)
Dirk Snauwaert (WIELS)
Phillip Van den Bossche (Mu.ZEE)
Philippe Van Cauteren (S.M.A.K.) 

Art collectors

Gaël Van Lierde-Diercxsens
Frédéric de Goldschmidt
Tanguy Van Quickenborne

Second jury

Dieter Roelstraete – member of the curatorial team Documenta 14

Dieter Roelstraete is currently a member of the curatorial team convened by artistic director Adam Szymczyk to organize Documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel in 2017.

From 2012 until 2015 he was the Manilow Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, where he organized Goshka Macuga: Exhibit, A (2012); The Way of the Shovel: Art as Archaeology (2013); Simon Starling: Metamorphology (2014); The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music 1965 to Now (2015, co-curated with Naomi Beckwith); and Kerry James Marshall: Mastry(2016, co-curated with Ian Alteveer and Helen Molesworth).

From 2003 until 2011 he was a curator at the Antwerp Museum of Contemporary Art (MuHKA), where he organized large-scale group exhibitions as well as monographic shows, including Emotion Pictures (2005); Intertidal, a survey show of contemporary art from Vancouver (2005); The Order of Things (2008); Liam Gillick and Lawrence Weiner—A Syntax of Dependency (2011); A Rua: The Spirit of Rio de Janeiro (2011); Chantal Akerman: Too Close, Too Far (2012) and the collaborative projects Academy: Learning from Art (2006), and Kerry James Marshall: Paintings and Other Stuff (2013).

A former editor of Afterall and cofounder of the journal FR David, Roelstraete has published extensively on contemporary art and related philosophical issues in numerous catalogues and journals including Artforum, Art Review, e-flux journal, frieze, Metropolis M,Mousse Magazine, Parkett, and Texte zur Kunst.

Estelle Francès Laserre – Fondation Francès

Estelle Francès Lasserre is an art historian and a graduate of International Cultural Management. Above all she is passionate about works of art, donations and the resonance of art. This field is one of the cornerstones of her life.

Co-founder of the Francès Foundation, under her directorship since 2008, she defines the strategies, taking responsibility for the cultural programme, as well as in-situ and off-site exhibition curatorship. The foundation circulates a contemporary art collection that she has built up with her husband since 2004.

In 2015, she created LES AMIS (Friends) association dedicated to cultural education and pedagogy. She launched ‘La Fabrique de l’esprit’, a programme of history of art lessons, with supporting works and an à la carte package for teaching staff for whom she designs and facilitates, within educational institutions, cultural projects meeting specific needs with a societal approach.

In 2016, she launched a digital platform francoiseartmemo.fr to support artists with their art and business deals, a free showcase for artists, an annual international competition, calls for permanent projects as well as the inventory and production of content on works, funded in the context of the percent for art scheme and often overlooked within their region.

Since 1991, Estelle has been on the board of directors of cultural associations for which creation is a tool for social cohesion. In parallel, from 1995 to 2005, as an international marketing executive within European car companies, her successive missions enabled her to bring the strategies of these brands to creative fields associated with design and contemporary art. Lastly, in 2004, she created her company ARROI, ART’n’ROI, specialising in patronage strategy and cultural engineering. She advises managers wishing to develop an identity in terms of culture and heritage and through her unique approach to respond to issues related to Corporate Social Responsibility.

Estelle Francès Lasserre is involved in many public acquisition committees (since 2012, CNAP, DRAC) of private panels such as the Terra Foundation 2016, the Françoise Competition 2016, the Marcel Duchamp Prize 2015, the Salon de Montrouge 2013. Named Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres in 2013.

Hans Ulrich Obrist – Artistic Director of the Serpentine Galleries, Londres

Hans Ulrich Obrist (b. 1968 in Zurich, CH) is Artistic Director of the Serpentine Galleries, London.

Prior to this, he was the Curator of the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. Since his first show “World Soup” (The Kitchen Show) in 1991 he has curated more than 300 shows.

In 2011 Obrist received the CCS Bard Award for Curatorial Excellence, and in 2015 he was awarded the International Folkwang Prize for his commitment to the arts. Obrist has lectured internationally at academic and art institutions, and is contributing editor to several magazines and journals.

His recent publications include Conversations in Mexico, Ways of Curating, The Age of Earthquakes with Douglas Coupland and Shumon Basar, and Lives of The Artists, Lives of The Architects.

Mimi Dusselier – Art Collector, Belgium

Mimi Dusselier ( Meulebeke, Belgium) is a passionate art collector  involved with and committed to visual arts for the past 30 years.