Fondation Thalie

Mission – Vision

The aim of the ThalieLab Foundation is to promote contemporary creation in the field of visual arts and culture in Europe and internationally.


Created in 2014, by a private person, Nathalie Guiot, the foundation is active on three axes

– Promoting the emerging international artistic and cultural scene in the form of multidisciplinary programming in a Brussels art venue, combining visual art, performance and contemporary thought.

– Support for creation and production through residencies (by invitation), co-productions, publications, co-partnerships with cultural institutions or other foundations.

– Scholarship program for young artists and / or internationally confirmed artists for the purpose of artistic and cultural exchanges.

Board of Directors

Nathalie Guiot, President, Founder, Artistic Director
Thierry Forien, Art collector, Treasurer
Caroline Mierop, Administrator, Former Director of ENSAV La Cambre, Brussels, Secretary

Nathalie Guiot, Founder

Nathalie Guiot, 2015 © Cici Olsson

An Author, curator, art collector, Nathalie Guiot studied journalism and communication. She founded Anabet Éditions in the 2000s and in 2012, created Thalie Art Project, an association that produces artistic and performative encounters. The association has become now a private foundation, ThalieLab. Founding member of the Tokyo Art Club (Palais de Tokyo), Engaged on education issues, Nathalie Guiot contributes to the educational action of WIELS (Center for Contemporary Art, Brussels), co-founder of the Fund of Friends of the Cambre for the International and at the initiative of the Thalie fund (hosted by the King Baudouin Foundation) which supports a school in India for disadvantaged children, she is also a member of the Design Acquisition Committee at the Pompidou Center, former juror of the Discovery Prize Friends of the Palais de Tokyo, and active sponsor of other cultural institutions in France and Belgium. Nathalie Guiot is also the author of “Collectors, the VIPs of contemporary art” (Anabet Éditions, 2008), “Conversations, the artist and the collector”, (BlackJack Editions, 2013).