Thank you for joining us for the third edition of Independent Brussels—we deeply appreciate your support of the participating galleries and artists.

It was our pleasure to have personally welcomed VIP collectors and cultural leaders to the fair, along with over 50 museum patron groups. Multiple institutional sales took place on opening day—including museum acquisitions of work by Jacques Charlier at Hervé Bize and Dodi Espinoza at trampoline.

Following the extraordinary reception of our 2018 edition, we are pleased to announce that Independent Brussels will return to the Vanderborght Building for its 4th edition from November 7-10, 2019. We’re also delighted to announce our renewed collaboration with Vincent Honoré as Guest Curator of Independent Brussels 2019, as well as with Diogo Passarinho Studio for the exhibition architecture of next year's fair.

To view highlights of this year's edition, click here to browse Independent Brussels 2018 in virtual reality via the Artland app.

We hope you will join us for the 10th anniversary edition of Independent New York from March 7-10, 2019, and again in Brussels next fall.

Exhibitors on Independent Brussels 2018:

"We are happy with our debut participation at Independent Brussels, where we presented Oliver Beer’s work to museum directors, collectors and visitors and we are satisfied with the quality of the fair as well as the sales we did."
Thaddaeus Ropac

"The solo booth with Belgian artist Nel Aerts and the context of Independent Brussels in November created an ideal week for the gallery, resulting in the success of our presentation. It has been very well received with strong sales, curatorial interest and a great warmth from local art lovers."
—Robert Diament, Carl Freedman

"For our first participation at the European version of Independent we chose to present a group show built around a new work by Jean-Michel Basquiat. We are also satisfied to have been able to sell the work of Jacques Charlier to a Belgian museum and to have met, a few weeks before the opening of an exhibition at the Center Pompidou in Paris, collectors of André Cadere, whose estate we represent."
—Hervé Bize

"A fair modest in scale, but large in enthusiasm from collectors and curators. It feels like an enjoyable exhibition and a fair in one. Good vibes, delightful reactions towards the presentation of four gallery artists, and valuable sales. Thanks, Independent Brussels!"
—Jason Poirier dit Caulier, PLUS-ONE Gallery

"This year’s successful collaboration between Independent Brussels, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Puilaetco Dewaay, and Tommy Simoens Gallery proved how the art fair succeeds in supporting new models of presenting ambitious art works. We presented important new group of paintings by Rirkrit Tiravanija, made within the context of the artist’s current residency at MDD. The art fair provided the perfect platform to bring this work to the attention of the many top collectors and art enthusiasts the fair continues to draw each year."
—Tommy Simoens