‘Ana Torfs’

12 Mar. →
1 Nov.'20

The Magician & the Surgeon

This exhibition is closed due to current health measures. Take good care of yourself, your family and friends.   

Twenty years after her first solo exhibition in Brussels, in the antechambers of the Centre for Fine Arts, the Belgian visual artist Ana Torfs is coming back with new works, including Sideshow. In this installation, a series of figures appear and disappear in an abstract decor with multi-coloured light. Figures without faces, such as a geisha, the invisible man, bird people and an illusionist with huge hands. In the images, filmed with stop-motion technique and featuring various performers, the artist's old predilections are portrayed: theatre, silent film, puppet theatre, butoh, circus, masquerade and cabaret.

Ana Torfs (°1963) has lived and worked in Brussels for more than 30 years. She has had previous solo exhibitions, including at the Pori Art Museum, Finland (2017), the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon (2016), WIELS, Brussels (2014) and the K21-Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf (2010). She has also participated in major international group exhibitions such as Power of Language, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg (2018), Reading Cinema, Finding Words, Art after Marcel Broodthaers, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (2014) and many biennials. She is currently preparing a solo exhibition in MUAC, Mexico City. ​​​​​​​

Practical information


BOZAR/Centre for Fine Arts

Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 Brussels

Due to safety measures as a result of COVID-19, the experience of the Echo's Bones/Were Turned to Stone installation had to be altered. The headphones that were originally intended to listen to the sound piece are no longer available. It is also no longer permitted to sit or lay on the carpet. Please use your own smartphone and your personal headset to listen to the artwork via the QR code which is available in the exhibition space. Please Use WIFI: bozarguest.