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Upcoming Exh|bition

With the support of the Flemish government.

Impossible Enough to Be an Art Space

With 0gms cabinet (BG), Catbox Contemporary (US), CLEA RSKY (MX/US), Clutch Gallery (US), Flasher! (BE), Frieren Room (DE), Kakabinet (BE), SINK Vienna (AT), Zum Goldenen Schnautz (BE) a.o.

04.05.2024 – 22.06.2024


No artist or curator starts at the MOMA. Most cultural activities first sprout in garages, flats, display cases, or other available residual spaces... This phenomenon occurs all over the world and the initiators of these exhibition spaces possess a boundless imagination and explore the limits of what is possible. Be it in a freezer compartment or on a cat scratching post, no space proves too “impossible” to be declared an art space!

This exhibition aims to highlight “exhibition spaces” that often operate in the shadows but are nevertheless an indispensable part of the art world. Lichtekooi aims to highlight and celebrate these artists’ initiatives and, above all, their generosity toward their fellow artists.

For this group exhibition, Lichtekooi is showing 9 "impossible" exhibition spaces that in turn present their own group or solo exhibition.

The participating artists are: Pablo Arellano, Amelie Bachfischer, Jolijn Baeckelandt, Diego Berruecos, Guillaume Bijl, Bildstein | Glatz, Christoph Blawert, Evelin Brosi & Elvis Bonier, Daniel Castrejón, Jack Davey, Wim Delvoye, Ricardo de Oliveira, Veronika Desova, Ian De Weerdt, Valentina Diaz, Scott Clifford Evans, Daniel Ferstl, Peter Fritzenwallner, Gelitin, Flora Hauser, Kati Heck, Sophia Mairer, Piero Manzoni, Cildo Meireles, Ohad Meromi, Rufus Michielsen, Katharina Höglinger, Yemo Park, Paul Riedmüller, Heather Rowe, Hans Schabus, Mima Schwahn, Elisa Schmid, Clara Spilliaert, Jelle Spruyt, Vincent Stroep, Koen Theys, Ina Valentinova , Sietske Van Aerde, Patrick Van Caeckenbergh, Jasmien Van Hoecke, Floris Van Look, Various Artists, Hans Wuyts and Davide Zulli.

Exhibition: 04.05.2024 – 22.06.2024
Opening hours:
Thu - Sat from 14:00 - 18:00 and by appointment

Open during Antwerp Art Weekend:
Thursday 16.05, from 12:00 until 21:00
Friday 17.05, from 12:00 until 18:00
Saturday 18.05, from 12:00 until 18:00
Sunday 19.05, from 12:00 until 18:00

Events and actions during Antwerp Art Weekend:
  • Thursday 16.05, from 18:00 until 21:00: Benny Van den Meulengracht-Vrancx will be flashing Flasher!
  • Saturday 18.05, from 12:00: Avant-garde make-up session, action by Sietske Van Aerde
  • Saturday 18.05, from 15:00 until 18:00: Opening Mima Schwahn in Zum Goldenen Schnautz and opening Heather Rowe in CLEA RSKY (in Lichtekooi)

Impossible Art Space World Map

As part of the exhibition Impossible Enough to Be an Art Space, Lichtekooi is trying to map as many “impossible art spaces” as possible.

Do you know any "impossible art spaces"? Help us map them! 
By sending us an email: contact@lichtekooi.be.
By sending us an Istagram message.
Or by filling in the form in Lichtekooi Artspace.

Check out the Impossible Art Space World Map!

Check out the Webshop for Lichtekooi supporters 2024!

The Lichtekooi webshop is a visualisation of the ideal budget of Lichtekooi Artspace. You will find an overview of all costs associated with running an exhibition space, both overhead costs and project-related costs, ranging from toilet paper to artist fees.

Using this webshop you can support Lichtekooi by contributing to a specific cost of our operation. As proof of purchase, Lichtekooi supporters receive an invoice designed by an artist. This year Tom Volkaert designed an invoice. 


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