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Bruges Triennial (Triennale Brugge), Belgium 2024

13 April - 1 September


The Bruges Triennial (TRIBRU) is a contemporary art and architecture event held every three years in the city of Bruges.

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The Bruges Triennial (TRIBRU) is a contemporary art and architecture event held every three years in the city of Bruges, Belgium.

This summer will see the fourth version of the current iteration of the TRIBBU.

History of the Bruges Triennial

The first Triennale Brugge was held in 2015, followed by a second in 2018, thus 2024 will see the fourth in the series. However the Triennial has built on a previous triplet of triennials held in 1968, 1971 and 1974.

Bruges Triennial 2024

The theme of Triennale Brugge 2024 will be Spaces of Positivity. It will consist of 12 artworks and installations. The intention of the curators, Shendy Gardin and Sevie Tsampalla is to shine a light on underused spaces within the city and Zeebrugge. The aim is to challenge artists, architects and viewers to contemplate the future of both Bruges and cities worldwide.

The chosen artists and architects are: Ivan Argote, Bangkok Project Studio, Mariana Castillo Deball, Mona Hatoum, Ivan Morison, Norell/Rodhe, Shingo Masuda and Katsuhisa Otsubo Architects, SO-IL, Studio Ossidiana, Adrien Tirtiaux, Traumnovelle and Sumayya Vally.

Further information about the artists can be found here.

Participants can follow a freely accessible contemporary art and architecture trail through the ancient city.

Parallel to TRBRU, Beaufort 24 is a series of installations along the Belgian coastline. The two triennials meet in Zeebrugge with a shared artwork by Ivan Morison.

When is the Bruges Triennial 2024?

Bruges Triennial 2024 will be held from 13 April to 1 September 2024.

Where is the Bruges Triennial?

The city centres of Bruges and Zeebrugge.

TRIBRU21 TraumA © Jasper van het Groenewoud
Things to Do in Bruges

For inspiration on what to do in Bruges during your visit, try the Visit Bruges website. Alternatively, follow mark Bibby Jackson as he discovers In Bruges: Beer and Culture.

Travel to Bruges by Train

Travelling to Bruges by train is simple. From the UK take the Eurostar from London St Pancras to Brussels-Midi/Zuid from where you take the connecting train to Bruges. Details can be found here.

For more information on the TRIBRU

Visit the event website below. For information on contemporary art in Bruges, visit

Main image Triennale Brugge 2018, SELGASCANO PAVILION © JAN D-HONDT. All images provided by Visit Flanders.


13 April
1 September


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Mark Bibby Jackson

Mark Bibby Jackson

Before setting up Travel Begins at 40, Mark was the publisher of AsiaLIFE Cambodia and a freelance travel writer. When he is not packing and unpacking his travelling bag, Mark writes novels, including To Cook A Spider and Peppered Justice. He loves walking, eating, tasting beer, isolation and arthouse movies, as well as talking to strangers on planes, buses and trains whenever possible. Most at home when not at home.

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