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The new artistic team of Kunsthal Extra City:
Antonia Alampi, iLiana Fokianaki en Michiel Vandevelde
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Kunsthal Extra City

Antwerp Art Weekend 2017, Kunsthal Extra City
© Ninke Martens

Antwerp Art Weekend 2017, Kunsthal Extra City
© Ninke Martens

Kunsthal Extra City

Friday 08.09.2017, 19:00

On 8 September Kunsthal Extra City reopens its doors!

You can expect an exciting and varied programme:
+ themed group shows and solo exhibitions with (inter)national contemporary visual art
+ a wide range of evening activities, with films, lectures and vigorous debates
+ open discussions, gatherings and a tasty bite at the new Extra Fika Café

The Kunsthal Extra City team wishes you a warm welcome!

Extra City is a Kunsthal that finds inspiration in the city for depicting different visions of our future, by encouraging new links between contemporary (inter)national art, artists, researchers, and citizens.

Kunsthal Extra City departs from the city and connects back to it. We focus on urban reality in all its facets as central to the challenges of the 21st century.

Kunsthal Extra City works with art that breathes the spirit of our time. This art is often complex and challenging, but in its concern for the city, is open for any curious visitor.

Extra-Citizen – a prologue

Group exhibition

09.09 – 10.12.2017 /
Opening 08.09.2017, 19:00

On 8 September 2017, Kunsthal Extra City reopens with ‘Extra-Citizen – a prologue’.

How do we make a city our own? When can we say we belong to a place? How much have the informal meaning and legal definition of the notion of citizenship transformed over the last decades?

‘Extra-Citizen – a prologue’ is an exhibition and a discursive program that investigates processes, behaviours and strategies of citizenship, in cities that need to adapt to the diversity of their present and future inhabitants. ‘Extra-Citizen – a prologue’ looks into a concept in transition, one that exists in a liminal space between democracy, legality, sense of affiliation and survival.

Curious about the future
of Kunsthal Extra City?

On Saturday 20 May, during the Antwerp Art Weekend, we had an informal discussion about the visions of our new artistic team.

Watch here the open conversation ‘Staging the City. How can we reflect on 21st century city life through art?’ with Antonia Alampi, iLiana Fokianaki, Michiel Vandevelde and Extra City’s director Adinda Van Geystelen, moderated by Pascal Gielen.


In anticipation of its reopening on 8 September 2017, Kunsthal Extra City opens up its exhibition spaces to a number of projects from different art schools.

More information.


Making Public Domain

11.09 - 15.09.2017

Summer School #2 will be examining how public space can be made and what role art can play in this. The starting point is that public space does not actually exist, but must constantly be created and activated. On the basis of several real cases, the symposium will look at which artistic strategies are able to generate public space.

Summer School #2 is a joint project by ARIA & Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten, Middelheim Museum, Kunsthal Extra City, Kunstcel - Departement Cultuur, Jeugd, Media

Kunsthal Extra City
Eikelstraat 25-31
2600 Antwerpen-Berchem
Tel +32 (0)3 677 1655

Adinda Van Geystelen – director
Caroline Van Eccelpoel – production
Lotte De Voeght – communication and mediation
Joke Desmet – assistance and administration
Gary Leddington – technical assistance

ARTISTIC TEAM (2017-2019)
Antonia Alampi
iLiana Fokianaki
Michiel Vandevelde

Tom Volkaert & Oscar Hugal – installation
Jef Cuypers – graphic design
Studio RGB – website