Organised by: Department of Culture, Youth and Media, Belgium
The jury consisted of Frank Benijts, Hicham Khalidi, Zeynep Kubat, Jozefien Van Beek and Sofie Van de Velde. Dirk De Wit moderated the deliberations and Stan Van Pelt acted as secretary.
The jury had selected six curators who developed a proposal within the following criteria: a strong substantive concept that contributes to the international arts, that is layered and readable, and that is relevant as a contribution to the Belgian pavilion.
A jury chose and invited six candidates for the Venice Biennale and the interpretation of the Belgian pavilion in 2022. The Flemish Community recently adapted the selection procedure: from now on, curators will present an exhibition concept that contributes to the international discourse.
These included Wiels curator Zoë Gray, the intendant of the Wiener Festwochen Christophe Slagmuylder, the curators Hilde Teerlinck, Heidi Ballet, the Brussels art initiative Enough Room for Space and the Bruges triennial team Till-Holger Borchert and Michel Dewilde.
Update June 2020: The jury selected the proposal of Hilde Teerlinck with a solo exhibition by Francis Alÿs.
Enough Room for Space developed a proposal together with Picha (DRC) in relation to the project On-Trade-Off involving: Alexis Destoop, Marjolijn Dijkman, Pélagie Gbaguidi, Femke Herregraven, Jean Katambayi Mukendi, Dorine Mokha, Musasa, Georges Senga, Maarten Vanden Eynde.