‘Order of Operations’

4 June →
11 July'21

Mathematics through Art

What does it mean to teach and learn mathematics? Why is it so often perceived as an abstract subject, disconnected from reality, when actually it is the basic formalism humans created to understand everything in the universe, if not the very nature of the universe itself?
Do these barriers exist because of the language and codes themselves that we use to talk about mathematics, and consequently to teach it?
Is it possible to ​experience ​mathematics, moving beyond the printed pages of school textbooks and classroom blackboards?
Starting from these premises, Order of Operations unfolds in the vast space existing at the crossroad between artistic representations and mathematical objects, presenting the works of Belgian and international artists who - more or less consciously, more or less deliberately - have created pieces that make us experience​ maths in different ways.
Order of Operations is an artistic-scientific exhibition gathering sculpture, digital arts, sound art, creative coding, engineering and pedagogy to explore possibilities, suggest reflections and start conversations about the role the arts can play in a more integrative approach to mathematics education.


Artists :

Sabina Hyoju Ahn, South Korea
Amandine David, France / Belgium
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Belgium
Zaha Hadid Architects, UK
LAb[au], Belgium
Robert J. Lang, USA
Philippe Leblanc, Belgium
Joanie Lemercier, France / Belgium
Momoko Noguchi, Japan
Ohme, Belgium
RYBN, France
Guillaume Schweicher, Belgium
Michel Tombroff, Belgium
Frederik Vanhoutte, Belgium
Valery Vermeulen, Belgium
Roger Vilder, France
​​​​​​​Boris Wilmot & François Gaspard, Belgium


Curator: Camilla Colombo
Scientific director: Raoul Sommeillier
Scenography: Marie Douel

Practical information



Rue Ravensteinstraat, 23 1000 Brussels


Secondary Education

Visitor's guide:


Do you want to make the most of your visit? Every Saturday morning from 10am until 12pm, our mediators are there to answer all your questions in the exhibition.
FR, EN: 5/06, 19/06, 03/07
NL, EN: 12/06, 26/06, 10/07


Visits for school classes:  

Tue - Fri, 8 June '21 - 30 June '21

Reservation for school classes through Bozar Call Center. 


Order of Operations is an exhibition by Ohme, in coproduction with Bozar. 

With the collaboration of the departments of the Université libre de Bruxelles:

Département de Mathématique 
Control Engineering and System Analysis (SAAS)
Computer and Decision Engineering (CoDE) - IRIDIA & SMG 
Bio- Electro- And Mechanical Systems (BEAMS)
FabLab ULB
MobiDaLab (SAAS)


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