019 connects the means of production and presentation with a focus on experimental artistic forms.

019 is the nineteenth project of Smoke & Dust, an artist collective founded in 2008 by Valentijn Goethals, Tim Bryon and Tomas Lootens. Centered in a 450-square-meter former welding factory in the Old Docks area of Ghent, Belgium, 019 is the largest project of S&D to date. 019 invites a diverse range of local and international artists, graphic designers, composers, collectives, and other creative practitioners to explore the potential inside and around the building.

While urban development projects are changing the appearance and functions in the area of the Old Docks, 019 is an experiment in how architectural interference models this process.

Inside the building, five workplaces are situated around a large project area, in which a large, wooden, rectangular structure divides the space into various zones. Yet because it is modifiable and permeable, it remains open to newly invented uses, even as it influences how the space is used and how audiences may interact.

The city of Ghent and SO Gent lease-lend the building for a period of five years to S&D vzw. S&D vzw is an independent not-for-profit organisation and is not structurally funded.


019 is:
Timo Bonneure, Tim Bryon, Bieke Criel, Bert De Backer, Markéta De Borggraef, Pauwel De Buck, Michiel De Cleene, Hector Devriendt, Thaïs Dupont, Olivier Goethals, Valentijn Goethals, Tjobo Kho, Lisa Kinoo, Mathew Kneebone, Tomas Lootens, Margot Magnière, Ine Meganck, Bénédicte Mertens, Jeroen Mylle, Fabrice Parent, Joanna Rosso, Mathieu Serruys, Claire Stragier, Victor Sirot, Victor Van Wassenhove, Kobe Vandenberghe, Jens Wijnendaele,…

019 volunteers and internships make us happy ⟶ info@019-ghent.org

Tom Van Imschoot, Wim Lambrecht

Smoke & Dust vzw:
Tim Bryon, Valentijn Goethals & Tomas Lootens

Municipal advisory board:
Dienst Stedelijke Vernieuwing en Gebiedsgerichte Werking, Stedelijke Jeugddienst, Circa Cultuurcentrum, SO Gent

Be-part, Centre for Contemporary Art / RIOT / LUCA & KASK, Schools Of The Arts / Das Kunst / Design museum Gent / Brede School / Vooruit / Subbacultcha / Kraak / All Things Contemporary / Artlead / Stad Gent / Provincie Oost & West-Vlaanderen / Alles Kan / Sint-Lucas Faculteit Architectuur KU Leuven / Archipel / Art Cinema OFFoff / B.A.A.D.M. / Holiday Island / Objectif Exhibitions / Boomtown / Circa Cultuurcentrum Ghent

Graphic Design:
Tomas Lootens & Valentijn Goethals (We Became Aware)

Mathieu Serruys

Olivier Goethals

(as much as possible) Michiel De Cleene



For more updates please check the 019 Facebook

For videos please check the Vimeo page of 019

019 is made possible with the support of the the City of Ghent, the Flemish Government & Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen.