Sophie Lauwers

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Sophie Lauwers appointed as Director-General of Bozar

During the Council of Ministers of 15 October, the government decided to appoint Sophie Lauwers as the new General Director of Bozar. Her mandate will last 6 years and starts on 1 November.

Sophie Lauwers (°1966, Halle) has been Director of Exhibitions at Bozar since 2011, and was previously exhibition coordinator since 2002. With her exhibition policy she always looks for synergies between classical and contemporary art, but also between the visual arts and other disciplines. She has an eye for the super-diverse creativity in a city like Brussels. In a spirit of renewal and continuity she will be able to continue the development and mission of Bozar, together with the entire management committee.

Sophie Lauwers: 'The reactions to my appointment as Director-General of the Centre for Fine Arts are heart-warming. The past twenty years have been an incredible journey in this house, and today I can start a new chapter. I will not write the story of the future alone, but together with a close-knit team and the large community that makes our house come alive every day. I would like to thank everyone who cares about Bozar for their trust and congratulations: the board of directors, especially chairwoman Isabelle Mazzara, the executive committee, minister Sophie Wilmès, Etienne Davignon, Paul Dujardin, our partners, patrons and the many artists involved. In a rapidly changing world, the need for beauty, reflection and imagination is greater than ever!’