Open House


From rehearsal space to exhibition space, from reading room to quiet writing spot … At Gallait 80, Tristero offers space and time for artists of all kinds to develop their work. Encounters and synergies are central.


1 – 23 August – Alice Pamuk makes short sound and video montages from recorded conversations and found videos. She conceives these montages as scores for movements and choreographies.

10 – 31 July – Sigrid Keunen is working on “Rhapsody: The chronicle of a swimming pool tiler”, an installation-performance about perception, metamorphosis and structure. Besides composing the concept, in this first phase she is investigating the dimension of sight through visual and musical elements. Soon to be seen at GalaGallait #3 (28 September – 1 October)

May – June – Pedro Sousa Loureiro is currently taking the Master’s course in Directing at the RITCS in Brussels. At Gallait80, he is working on “2 Steps and a Walk”, a performance in which he tells stories about relationships and how they shape our identity through various alter egos and all sorts of found objects. To be seen at GalaGallait #2 (22-24 June).

May – June – Judith Rijsenbrij (PUNTJUDITH) makes expressive, Dutch-language electronic pop music. She is currently working on new music for her debut album, for which she is settling down in Brussels as a resident at Gallait80. Here, she delves into the diaries of her grandfather, an advocate for the European Union, who lived and worked in Brussels for much of his life. She explores how to translate his vision of the importance of Europe, cooperation and hope into her music. She will show the result at GalaGallait #2 (22-24 June), flanked by Arno Boey and Yelena Schmitz.

April – May – Theatre-maker Annelies Keyers, photographer Mies Cosemans and director Leen De Graeve collaborate with player and dancer Adnane Lamarti and musician Louis Favre on “Crossroads”, a performance and photo series about happiness and the experience of happiness, about crossroads and turning forty, about searching and longing but never finding. To be shown at GalaGallait #2 (22-24 June).

1 – 7 April – Brussels-based visual artist Alice Pamuk comes to shoot a dance video for her upcoming solo exhibition in Asunción (Paraguay).

March – April – Permanent residents Lisa Matthys and Arno Boey join forces for a workshop on the theme of ‘shop’. Together with pupils from the neighbourhood school Campus Kompas, they will explore the rich shopping history of Gallaitstraat, connect with current shopkeepers and brainstorm about the shop of the future. At the expo “shop to take over/commerce à remettre “ during GalaGallait #2 (22-24 June), they will show the first results of this.

13 March – 31 August – Musician, theatre maker & performer Wouter Deltour ( is preparing his next projects : ‘De Stomme van Portici’ and ‘Winterreise’ in the coming months.

27 February – 3 March – Agathe Meziani writes on her show ‘Kabylifornia’ and muses on the fact that we all, everyone and everywhere, walk on the same ground. She writes : “Cette résidence d’une semaine m’a donc permis d’élaborer autour de ce concept du même sol. Ce que cela veut dire pour moi, pour les autres, symboliquement, politiquement, sensoriellement. Cela m’a donné une belle amorce pour la suite.”

10 February – 31 March – Japanese sound & performance artist Tomoko Hojo will stay in our studio in the attic to meet various artists and organisations in Brussels. Among other things, she will collaborate on NEWPOLYPHONIES, a creation of Myriam Van Imschoot & HYOID. And she is also one of the youngest re-enactors of Yoko Ono!

2-9 February – Serbian artist Bojan Dordev is staying in our studio in the attic. He is a guest in the project ART BUURT by Sara Oklobdzija around the question “And what with the outsiders-art?”. Sara explores this theme through a dialogue with the neighbourhood and with various art institutions. They will hold a Q&A / open talk at Gallait 80 on Wednesday 8 February (13:00-14:30).

5 February – Video capture of LE ROI SE MARRE, a ‘spectacle de théâtre à table avec des objets’. For this, actress and theatre-maker Andrea Bardos based herself on Victor Hugo’s theatre text ‘Le Roi s’amuse’.


November – Annelies Keyers and Mies Cosemans work on a performance and a photo series about happiness, about turning forty, about taking matters into their own hands, about crossroads, about searching and longing but never finding, about the question of when we actually stopped dreaming.

May – Guus Diepenmaat and Anouk Friedli of FOR REAL start the first phase of their research project entitled DE WOEDE

May – Karlien Torfs spent 2 weeks working on “something I think will be a dance solo.”

April – Actress Adele Raes did preliminary research for a performance in which she asks herself some existential questions: How many people do I reach with my work, with my own story? What am I leaving behind? What do I change?

April – Sigrid Keunen and Sam Vanoverschelde together form SS DayDream. They experiment and test out options for THERE HERE NOW, their new installation performance for violin, masks and moving image.

February – Tom Hofland and Pascal van Hulst gave an audio fiction workshop. Participants were given an insight into the writing process and working method Tom and Pascal used for their successful podcast De Blankenberge Tapes, and made their own short audio story. In doing so, they started from improvisation and location work. Organised by Het Klankverbond.

February – Yuni Mahieu wrote the screenplay for ‘The greatest hits from 2007’, a short film about a chance encounter between two ex-lovers, who love each other but cannot possibly be together.

January – Ina Geerts, Andrea Bardos (of the bilingual Brussels theatre collective BXL WILD) & Aylin Yay read plays by contemporary Norwegian author Frederic Brattberg and brainstormed on their new creation.

January – Dries Gijsels spent two weeks in writing residency for his new creation ‘No Place To Fall’. A show about a team of astronauts leaving on a mission. They are determined to add a new and grand chapter to the story of humanity. But then their own story begins to show more and more cracks … ‘No Place To Fall’ will premiere in 2023 at Monty in Antwerp.


Autumn – After several co-creations within the collectives La Station and Une tribu, Brussels-based Sarah Hebborn wrote her first play of her own at Gallait 80. ‘Croisière’ (working title) will be a fictional story set on a cruise in 1920 and on a university campus a century later.

15 November – 30 June – Oussama Tabti prepares the exhibition ‘Alien’ at the Centrale | Box (28/04 to 18/09/2022), about the photograph of an Algerian immigrant taken on Ellis Island in the early 20th century. At the same time, he will be working on another project entitled ‘Oh! I have to go now…’, based on drawings of migrant and refugee children in Africa. He also starts an artistic research project, ‘Plats de résistance’, on the origins and history of different dishes from all corners of the world. Dishes that originated from scarcity or famine, to survive. In what socio-economic context did they originate and why do we still eat them?

October – A group of young Dutch-speaking and French-speaking audio makers took a master class under the guidance of sound artist Felix Blume, learning how to capture a location (specifically the neighbourhood around Gallait 80) in sound. At the end, all participants presented a short audio piece recorded near the North Station in Brussels. Organised by Het Klankverbond