Ghent-based artist collective Smoke & Dust embarked on their 19th project in 2013, occupying an abandoned welding factory at Dok-Noord. Funnily enough, this project simply titled 019 became so big in size and scope that it eventually engulfed the collective’s name itself. Though Smoke & Dust does still exist as a core organisation, this exhibition-cum-workspace came to be known by its adopted name, and so this initially temporary project continues to carry the torch for Ghent and Belgium’s contemporary art scene. Yet perhaps what is most exciting is their unlimited approach, allowing not only artists and photographers but also architects, graphic designers and publishers to become scenographers at 019. (The Word Magazine, 2019)

019 is:
Tim Bryon
Bieke Criel
Bert De Backer
Arnout De Cleene
Michiel De Cleene
Olivier Goethals
Valentijn Goethals
Tomas Lootens

019 would not be the same without the past and present contributions of:
Joppe Behaeghe, Julian Braakman, Timo Bonneure, Markéta De Borggraef, Pauwel De Buck, Victor Calame, Thomas Caron, Louis Desmet, Hector Devriendt, Thaïs Dupont, Valentin Garcia, Naomi Greenstein, Lyra Oey, Bruno Jacoby, Tjobo Kho, Lisa Kinoo, Mathew Kneebone, Steven De Kort, Margot Magnière, Ine Meganck, Bénédicte Mertens, Jeroen Mylle, Fabrice Parent, Joanna Rosso, Mathieu Serruys, Victor Sirot, Claire Stragier, Kobe Vandenberghe, Victor Van Wassenhove, Jens Wijnendaele

Alles Kan, All Things Contemporary, Archipel, Art Cinema OFFoff, Artlead, B.A.A.D.M., Be-part, Boomtown, Brede School, CirQ, Cultuur Gent, Das Kunst, Design museum Gent, DOK, Het Nieuwe Instituut, KASK School of Arts, Kraak, Kunsthal Gent, LUCA School of Arts, Provincie Oost & West-Vlaanderen, RIOT, Sint-Lucas Faculteit Architectuur KU Leuven, Stad Gent, Subbacultcha, Vooruit

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

Smoke & Dust vzw is the not-for-profit organisation behind 019. Board:
Tom Van Imschoot, Wim Lambrecht, Hannelore Van Dijck, Tom Willox

Municipal advisory board:
Dienst beleidsparticipatie, Stedelijke Jeugddienst, SO Gent & Cultuur Gent

Mathieu Serruys


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019 is made possible with the support of the the City of Ghent (Cultuur Gent, Fonds Tijdelijke Invullingen) & the Flemish Government.