Brussels debuts its inaugural international Contemporary Ceramics Art Fair

Ceramic Brussels has emerged as the premier international art fair dedicated exclusively to contemporary ceramic art. The event is currently underway from January 25th to 28th at the Tour&Taxis venue in Brussels, marking its debut with the participation of around 60 Belgian and international galleries, esteemed institutions, and prominent personalities from the ceramic arts scene. A highlight of the fair is the 20 galleries that are curating solo exhibitions, offering a rich tapestry of artistic expressions that span different disciplines and national origins, with a strong representation from Belgian and French exhibitors.

The fair is jointly directed by the Franco-Belgian team of Gilles Parmentier and Jean-Marc Dimanche, bolstered by the expertise of celebrated international advisors. Ceramic Brussels is set on celebrating the dynamic and eclectic nature of contemporary ceramic arts, while also encouraging interactions and partnerships between artists, institutions, galleries, and the public. Attendees can look forward to an extensive program that includes lectures and various other engaging events.

One of the core features of the fair is the Ceramic Brussels Art Prize, which is designed to spotlight up-and-coming ceramic artists who are not yet represented by galleries. Out of over 200 submissions, ten artists—Antoine Moulinard, Audrey Ballacchino, François Bauer, Duo Vertigo, Damien Fragnon, Elsa Guillaume, Jonas Moënne, Inup Park, Joke Raes, and Ming-Miao Ko—have been selected to showcase their work in a collective exhibition at the fair, accompanied by a special publication.

The opening ceremony of the fair saw the presentation of three prestigious awards: a solo exhibition at the 2025 Ceramic Brussels for the jury’s choice, a two-month artist residency in Paris at the Fondation LAccolade – Institut de France, and an opportunity to be part of a group exhibition at The Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles/Paris in 2024.

Ceramic Brussels is committed to annually honoring an esteemed personality from the world of contemporary ceramics. For its first edition, the fair has welcomed sculptor Johan Creten as the guest of honor, who will also lend his expertise to the 2024 advisory board.