Marres invited Isabel Van Bos (BE) and Evelyn Simons (BE) as curators of Marres Currents #5, devoted to works by graduates from art academies in the South of the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.

Isabel Van Bos

Isabel Van Bos is currently coordinator of STRT kit in Antwerp, which offers an international development platform to young artists in collaboration with Studio Start, AIR Antwerpen, H ART and Kunsthal Extra City Antwerp. As a curator she was involved in the group exhibitions The Studio Interrupted (AIR Antwerpen, 2016), Spatial Sublation (WIELS Project Room, 2016) and AudioGuide (Kunsthal Extra City Antwerp, 2016). Van Bos has been invited by Katerina Gregos and the schwarz foundation for a curatorial fellowship at Art Space Pythagorion, Samos, Greece, in the summer of 2017. She is currently working on a Public Program taking place in Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, Brussels, in 2018.

Evelyn Simons

Evelyn Simons is project coordinator of CAB, a private and non-profit center for contemporary art in Brussels. In addition she recently worked on Independent Film Screening (Independent HQ and Cinema Galéries Brussels, 2017), a three-day art film festival in collaboration with galleries partaking in Independent Brussels 2017, as well as on the exhibition and publication The Language We Use (Artenova, Mechelen, Belgium, 2016). In 2016 Simons joined the Beirut Art Residency and in 2014 she received the Curate Award of the Fondazione Prada & Qatar Museums Authority, for which she is currently preparing the exhibition Driftwood. Or how we surfaced through currents (June – July 2017) in Athens.


Van Bos and Simons previously collaborated on the exhibition Onder ons (CIAP Hasselt, Belgium, 2017) and on the aforementioned exhibition AudioGuide.

Marres Currents #5

Marres Currents #5 is the fifth edition of Marres Currents, an annual exhibition in which young curators are invited to curate an exhibition of recently graduated artists from art academies in the Southern Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany. In doing so, Marres provides a platform for young artists and curators, and contributes to an international infrastructure for talent development.