By continuing, you accept the use of cookies, including third party cookies. More information


Until Sat 18 July

Ruud van Empel - 25 years of photo works

Hangar — Photo Art Center / Gallery
Show/hide the menu
Ruud van Empel - 25 years of photo works


Hangar displays twenty-five years of creation through the most striking and beautiful images of Ruud van Empel’s career. The exhibition, on a museum scale, brings together 90 emblematic photographic works of this photographer. As a pioneer in digital construction, Ruud van Empel presents for the first time an exhibition of such a broad scope.

During 3 months, the entire career of the artist will be displayed in the 1000m2 of hangar. The exhibition aims to discover or re-discover an accomplished and extraordinary work through all 15 series. Like a journey back in time, it starts with his most recent and iconic works and ends with his early works, and thus gathers together different themes. The retrospective will allow the public to observe the evolution of Ruud van Empel’s work over his life, in relation with the evolutions of the mentalities and the technological developments in photography. Ruud van Empel plays with our perception of reality and time, showing realistic but undoubtedly utopian portraits and landscapes. Hangar proudly welcomes this globally acclaimed photographer with whom it has build a close professional relationship. Ruud van Empel has already exhibited at hangar twice: In 2017, as part of the second edition of PhotoBrussels Festival, and in 2018 with a solo show in hangar front space (street front).

This major show is also the subject of a monographic publication released by Hangar Editions: "25 years of photo works: 1995 - 2020"

Ruud van Empel (artist) Christian Caujolle (introduction text)

Photos and videos

Practical information


Tuesday, May 19, 2020 — Saturday, July 18, 2020


Hangar — Photo Art Center / Gallery

Place du Châtelain, 18
1050 Ixelles

T. +32 2 538 00 85 (Information)
T. +32 2 538 00 85 (Booking)

More information

Date and time

Monday Closed
Tuesday from 12:00 to 18:00
Wednesday from 12:00 to 18:00
Thursday from 12:00 to 18:00
Friday from 12:00 to 18:00
Saturday from 12:00 to 18:00
Sunday Closed


Normal: €0.00
Children: €0.00
Young: €0.00
Senior: €0.00
Jobseekers: €0.00
Group: €0.00




Hangar — Photo Art Center / Gallery

Your opinion