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20-something 2022 - May/June 2022

Front cover: @madame.malique shot for @trance.artscollective by @h_brugge and @grldstvns
Editor in chief / Content manager : @herr_linde
Editor / Copy editor & introduction words : @dlisahlapidus
Co-curator : Kevin Kotahunyi @pleaseaddcolor
Design : @emaraai
Printer : zwartopwit - duurzaam drukwerk

What do you see when you envision the future of the Belgian creative scene? For us, we see diverse, unique perspectives, representative of the world around us.

That is exactly why we have been working on our 20-something issues since 2014. These June editions feature 20 people in their (pre-)twenties who are a guide, an inspiration or an Earlybird for the young generation of today in Belgium. It is the greatest honour to step into the minds of some of the most innovative young people in Belgium; and learn about their dreams, fears, inspirations and even their celebrity crushes. 

This year’s list was co-curated with Kevin Kotahunyi, founder of Please Add Color and curator of the BHM Belgium 2022 exhibition. Kevin founded this artistic and curatorial platform in May 2019. When he entered the art industry in 2018, he discovered that only 1% of visual art students in Antwerp were Black. Proper guidance for these aspiring artists was also lacking. The broader ethos of Please Add Color is one of collaboration, accessibility, progress, and collective support. 

There seems to be a great need for critical thinking and understanding of what perspectives this new ethos in the arts can breed. These 20 artists are among those thinking and facilitating important conversations. They are also the ones at the forefront, finding and enacting solutions through individual practices and collaboration. So join us as we listen and learn from this generation of talented changemakers.


Thank you : Kevin, Mustaf, Othi, Emilia, Cikuru, Amat, Amber, Deveny, Jennifer, Lauren, Agneska, Samuel, Malique, Panadda, Mankiyan, Metouka, Aminata, Pol, Naomi, Brahim, Jana & Sean

Partners : Botanique, Het Bos, De Koer, Pôle Image, De Studio, Antwerp Art Weekend, Go With The Flow, De Roes, STUK, De Roma, Trix, Club Capital, Democrazy, CAMPO, NTGent, Beursschouwburg, S.M.A.K., M H KA, Fashion & Lace Museum, Europalia, Z33, M Leuven, CENTRALE for contemporary art, Bozar, C-Mine, Gent Jazz, Argos, Kunst Aan Zet, CORE, zwartopwit - duurzaam drukwerk, Fotoshop Gent, Artists United, Paypro Services & Mori Film Lab

Thanks to Paard Van Troje, Music Mania, Shelter, La Fille d'O, Consouling Sounds, Mood Recyclestore, Warrecords, Panoply, Riot Vintage, Crevette Records, Tipi Bookshop, Balades Sonores, Art Paper Editions, Riot Vintage, Panoply, Hunting and Collecting, Bison 4, Veals & Geeks, KIOSK Radio & Bilbo