MORPHO is an organisation dedicated to artistic development, by creating space for artists and durably supporting their work. We provide working space to more than 200 artists in Antwerp and organise on an international residency programme with prominent partners. Annually we host about twenty artists and researchers in residence from Belgium and abroad, with whom we build lasting relationships and trajectories.

As a studio provider, we rent out workspaces across fourteen buildings in and around the city. Through a visitors programme for curators and open studios for a wider audience, we highlight the artistic practices in our network, from visual artists to writers, from designers to furniture makers. Our team is committed to keeping the spaces well maintained and affordable. We also actively participate in debates regarding studio policy.

As an artist residency, we organise different types of residencies for artists based in Belgium and from abroad, focusing on development, exchange and research. The artistic programme has a cyclical approach, with a new open call and focus every eighteen months, which is shaped in conversation with the residents and guests involved. Residents receive financial, practical and curatorial support to develop their work in an environment that encourages critical dialogue and artistic experimentation.

We are located behind Antwerp Central Station and the Zoo, in a former monastery plus townhouse, and share a garden with Kunsthal Extra City.

General director
Greet Vlegels
email, +32 (0)3 288 82 23

Artistic director
Caroline Dumalin
email, +32 (0)473 37 21 10

Studio coordinator and graphic design
Steven Holsbeeks
email, +32 (0)486 68 92 70

Artistic coordinator
Lina Ejdaa
email, +32 (0)3 288 82 23

Financial coordinator
Ingrid Van Samang
email, +32 (0)3 288 82 23

Building manager
Philippe Verdonckt
email, +32 (0)474 56 48 77

Elizabeth Nanor

Board of directors

Seppe Jespers, Wim Peeters, Laure Prouvost, Bruno Spaas (president), Petra Van Brabandt and Guy Woueté

Artistic advisory board

Yann Chateigné Tytelman, Julia Dahee Hong, Helen Dowling, Angie Keefer and Tomasz Kowalski

Grégory Castéra, Marnie Slater, Michiel Vandevelde, Guy Woueté and Joanna Zielińska

Visual identity and website design
Andreas Depauw and Steven Holsbeeks

Website development
Bureau Marnef