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09.05.21  - 'A COMMON DAY @ WORK'

is a group exhibition of the artists of Archipel arts workspace and provides a special insight into their biotope and oeuvre.

I.c.w. Kunstwerkt.


13.05.21 - 16.05.21 - ISLAND CHAIN

Thu 13.05 ->  12 - 21 h

Fri 14.05 till Sun 16.05 -> 12 - 18 h

Group exhibition of Archipel-artists on the site itself.

15.04.21 - LOWRIDER GALLERY #01

  ->  15 - 21 h 

De Coninckplein, Antwerpen

29.04 .21- LOWRIDER GALLERY #02

Panamarenkoplein, Antwerpen

13.05.21 - LOWRIDER GALLERY #03

Twee Netenstraat 10-66, Antwerpen


From April 26 to May 9, you will discover artists and their studios on the site of 'Atelier in Beeld'. In the week of April 26, De Madammen (Radio 2) will  visit various studios.

Davey WAXX Verhaeghe speaks about Atelier Archipel.


Some of our artists were inspired by the raw environment of the Archipelsite and put together a group exhibition. Their works will be like a chain of islands to explore the site's decrepit architecture and will weave a whimsical story through the past, present and future of this place. They accentuate the emptiness of the set-aside land, the colorful verges, the concrete halls and the abandoned refrigerators with meat hooks. The environment inspires the artist, and in turn the works strengthen the environment. Let yourself be led from island to island in this great sea of lost history.


An exhibition space on wheels. Its habitat is in public, moving between places, presenting art interventions. A deconstructed car trailer, an independent art space, a mobile showcase for contemporary art.
At each stay, it reinvents itself by the interactions with the environment in which it is placed. The presented projects enter an exchange with the outside world, changing their surroundings and letting their surroundings define the work.

Concept: Rafaela Figurski Vieira, Tim Rosenbaum and Paul Müller, students of the In Situ and Sculpture department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp and guest residents @ Archipel.

In coproduction with Archipel arts workspace and Rooftoptiger.


In the month of March different organisations will collaborate in making a huge piece on the outer walls of Archipel, thus illustrating the power of diversity, interaction en connection.

CALLIGRAFFITI = calligraphy & graffiti, true symbols of East and West, representing the melting pot the City of Antwerp is.

A coproduction with Archipel arts workspace, Rooftoptiger, Fameus, Sint Lucas Antwerpen, VOEM and DemaOne.


While on our outside wall east and west meet in the Calligraffiti project, a real intercultural experience is being worked on inside the Vleeshaak. In which you can enjoy a meal and experience culture, safely from your own bubble. 

During their project week, students will explore how they can strengthen and deepen connection and interaction during the DRIFTAR by creating objects, packaging and graphic interventions. They will then present their prototypes for the DRIFTAR-box to a heterogeneous mix of local residents, professional and amateur artists, volunteers from Veggie=Halal and other students. Co-creation with others in the city of Antwerp and encounters, exchange and dialogue are the central idea for a week, and form their inspiration. If everything goes well and taking Corona in consideration, this box will be physically available from mid-April.

A coproduction with Archipel-kunstenwerkplek, Rooftoptiger, Sint Lucas Antwerpen, Open Design Course, VOEM, 

Veggie=Halal, Fameus and Elegast buurtwerking.

(c) Siege Dehing

Musician Ellen Schoenarts asked Bram Rombouts and Martijn Megens to create Turning House for her newest music video  'Ik ben je gaan haten'.  Within this construction one can defy gravity ...

Check it out in  here!


07.05.21 - 09.05.21 & 14.05.21 - 16.05.21 - II0II0

"II0II0" is a personal choice of works from Davey WAXX Verhaeghe & James Lethbridge of the last year. These works will tell you a lot about Love, Grief, Loss, Trauma, Healing.
The exhibition "II0II0" wil be divided into 8 rooms. Each room distributed an emotion of bitterness where they found the sweetness.
The artists will show both their personal work and collaborationist work.


16.04.21 - 12.05.21 - IFTAR BOX SHOW

From April 13 until May 12 it is ramadan. 

Every Friday during this month of fasting we offer you an online cultural programme.

Enjoy within your favourite bubble of an extra portion of culture during the iftar (the meal with which the fasting is broken).

>> Scan the QR-code to watch the programme!

>>  i.c.w. VOEM, Sint Lucas, Het Oude Badhuis en Behoud de Begeerte

>> with Rooftoptiger


Next season of BabelBühne

(stay tuned)


Creation of a piece of art on the outer walls of Archipel. 

>> i.c.w. VOEM, Sint Lucas, Fameus and Dema-one  >> Rooftoptiger & Archipel


Development of an intercultural experience box, with meals.

>> Rooftoptiger & Archipel i.c.w. VOEM, Sint Lucas, Open Design Course, Fameus, Veggie=halal and Elegast buurtwerking 

>> Rooftoptiger & Archipel