Independent has announced that Vincent Honoré, the recently appointed senior curator at the Hayward Gallery in London, will serve as guest curator of a special edition of Independent Brussels, which will be held at the historic Vanderborght building from April 19 to April 22, 2018. This year’s fair will present commissioned presentations along with an expanded program of performances, talks, and other events.
Previously, Honoré was an artistic director at DRAF, London, where he curated solo shows for artists such as Oscar Tuazon, Neil Beloufa, and Rosemarie Trockel. He has also held curatorial positions at the Palais de Tokyo and Tate Modern. Honoré is currently curating the Thirteenth Baltic Triennial, opening in May 2018.
“Vincent brings a strong vision and track record of exhibitions that go beyond the traditional brick-and-mortar format,” Elizabeth Dee, founder of Independent, said. “We’re looking forward to delivering a truly unique context for future art experiences.” As guest curator, Honoré will oversee the selection of international galleries, artists, and institutions to invite. Given Honoré’s strong background in performance, there will be an additional focus on durational art formats.