Greylight Projects is a platform for contemporary art practices and culture founded in 2009 by the artists Wouter Huis and Laurent Malherbe in Hoensbroek, a suburb of Heerlen in Limburg, the south of The Netherlands.
Greylight Projects focuses on supporting artists in their researches and practices by facilitating, producing and/or organizing events. Greylight Projects has no restriction in terms of medias or origins of the artistic practices. It has been an organic and intuitive development since the beginning focusing on the work of the artist, and how this could be increased, enhanced by others (the dialogue) and shared with a public
In 2013, Greylight Projects opened a space in Brussels (BE) in the municipality of Sint-Joost-ten-Node nearby the Botanique. The organisation occupied a former monastery and about 16 artists had their studios. In the building were also an exhibition space and a chapel that have been used for concerts, performances, solo or group shows, graduation exhibitions, workshops, screenings and more. The space in Brussels had to be closed in May 2020 but the structure still exists as a platform for unknown presences.
Greylight Projects is now located in a former school building in the city of Heerlen (Limburg, NL). The location is composed of 6 studios for visual artists, a residency place, a workshop, a garden, a kitchen and a multi-purpose space called “le salon”.
Greylight Projects is currently managed by the artists, Wouter Huis and Joséphine Kaeppelin whom are also living and working in the front building.
Over the last 10 years, Greylight Projects leaded artistic projects outside the walls with art in the public space and it has also participated to off-fairs or cultural events such as the Dutch Mountain Film Festival, Cultura Nova in Heerlen (NL), the Others Art Fair in Torino (IT), Supermarket Art Fair in Stockholm (SE), Far off in Köln or Poppositions in Brussels (BE).
For 2021, the program and activities of Greylight Projects are supported by the Mondriaan Fonds.
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