Our desire to put on exhibitions was manifest early on. Our guiding curatorial principles were to work for the most part with artists of different generations from the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, thereby doing our bit to support the creation of the French Community of Belgium; to develop concrete projects through dialogue and the sharing of sensibilities; and to downplay textual commentary so as to foreground the exhibitions themselves and let them each address their audience in their own special way. Informed by a desire to show as well as back up the artists, this approach allowed for a wide range of proposals (including the fine arts, in situ interventions, performance art and screenings), each of which problematized the status of the exhibition on its own scale.

In 2009 we began holding shows at (SIC) association headquarters, in the entrance hall and two rooms on the ground floor as well as in the light well of a house at 54 avenue Van Volxem in Forest, Brussels. Jacqueline Mesmaeker, Sylvie Eyberg and Wobbe Micha were invited to make the most of the space, while Pierre Leguillon ran two Promesses de l'écran programs, using other parts of the house to screen artists’ films. In 2010, the exhibitions of Pierre Lauwers, Peter Wächtler and Pierre Gérard were relocated to the back rooms of l'Enclume, an animation studio in Etterbeek. Although most of the following exhibitions were held at headquarters in the same house in Forest, which was enlarged in 2012 by repurposing the garage into a "white cube", we held other projects elsewhere: e.g. Michel Goyon's 2011 exhibition at the Ancien Hôpital du Roeulx, our response to le Salon’s invitation to occupy a vacant retail space in the city in 2012, and, later on, Christophe Terlinden's Home (SIC) Garage (SALE) project, set in a disused gas station in upper Forest.

Some of the exhibitions have tied into publishing projects, such as Olivier Foulon’s project at the Etablissement d'en face exhibition space in 2019 to accompany the publication of his book Isa Genzken's Ring. While most of our events have been monographic so as to create deeper dialogues with the corresponding publications, several have involved collective dynamics. The artists themselves took the initiative in some cases: Freek Wambacq invited Peggy Franck, Nicolas Matranga and Gert Verhoeven to take part in the group show Secouer le cocotier (2012) and, in a musical register, Mark Geffriaud invited flautist Michael Schmidt to perform at Rose Bruit (2014). (SIC) took the initiative in others, such as the show to conclude the artist residency at the 2013 Venice Biennale, and Le Jeu de l'oie to mark (SIC)’s tenth anniversary in 2016.



2019 Isa Genzken's Ring
exhibition Olivier Foulon Établissement d'en face
2019 La lingua dell'aria
exhibition Andrea Caretto & Raffaella Spagna Zenne Garden, [or nothing]
2019 Cinémiroir
exhibition Benjamin De Backer & Diego Thielemans Hugo Amoedo, Maxime Baldewyns, Matthieu Collet, Arthur David, Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Rose Dupond, Sylvie Eyberg, Olivier Mignon & Kana Umeda, Raphaël Pirenne, Juan Pablo Plazas, Juliette Romero, Cyriaque Villemaux
2018 Divided We Stand, Together We Fall
event Sophie Nys & Leila Peacock
2018 Le banc #1
event Pierre-Laurent Cassière
2018 Theory and Problems...
event Pierre Lauwers Studio Otamendi
2018 oui, un corps ça bouge pas
exhibition Pierre Toby Saskia Gevaert
2018 Home (SIC) Garage (SALE)
exhibition Christophe Terlinden
2017 Carrefour
exhibition Jacqueline Mesmaeker
2017 Le boîte
event (SIC), Denicolai & Provoost, Gevaert Editions, Surfaces Utiles Marie-Ange Guilleminot & Michel-Ange Seretti, Pierre Leguillon
2017 Theory at Work
event Anaël Lejeune
2016 Soleil - Futur
exhibition Nicolas Chardon
2016 Turbo, turbo mousse
exhibition David Evrard
2016 Le jeu de l'oie
exhibition (SIC) Michel Goyon, Jacqueline Mesmaeker, Christophe Terlinden, Olivier Foulon, Lucia Bru, Vaast Colson, Leon Vranken, Freek Wambacq, Dialogist-Kantor, Sylvie Eyberg, Cyril Bihain, Pierre Lauwers, Fiona Mackay, Raphaël Van Lerberghe, Denicolai & Provoost, Pierre Gerard, Antoine Van Impe, Wobbe Micha, Pol Matthé, Reinaart Vanhoe, Cathérine Lommée, Peggy Franck, Joël Vermot
2015 Teatrino Palermo
event (SIC) Marcel Broodthaers, Marie-Puck Broodthaers, Franz Dahlem, Iris-Jasmin Denneborg, Yves Gevaert, Pierre Leguillon, Blinky Palermo, Clément Rodzielski
2015 L'écart et l'accolade
exhibition Michel Assenmaker Robert Bresson, André Cadere, Lee Friedlander, Isidore Isou, Bernd Lohaus, Yasujirō Ozu
2015 Astula et Refugium
exhibition Koenraad Dedobbeleer
2015 Ivresses
event (SIC) Sébastien Biset, Antoine Boute, Emmanuel Giraud
2015 Jacques&Michel
exhibition Jacques André
2014 Broadcast
event (SIC) Max Bourguignon, Antoine Boute, Sylvie Eyberg, Michel Goyon, ISELP, le tailleur de pierre, François Winants
2014 Rose Bruit
exhibition Mark Geffriaud Michael Schmid
2014 2. bleu et vert
exhibition Sylvie Eyberg Asger Taiaksev
2013 Art Brussels 2013
event (SIC) Katerina Gregos, Le Colonel Moutarde
2013 Dreaming of Babylon
event (SIC) Les soirées du Daringman, La Loge
2013 Ghosts
exhibition Fiona Mackay
2013 Air Liquide
exhibition Simona Denicolai & Ivo Provoost
2013 Biennale de Venise 2013
exhibition (SIC) Jan Baetens, Claude Cattelain, William Cliff, Lara Gasparotto, Pierre Gérard, Louise Herlemont, Guy-Marc Hinant, Jean De Lacoste, Pierre Lauwers, Messieurs Delmotte, Christophe Terlinden, Jean-Philippe Toussaint, Thierry Van Hasselt, Raphaël Van Lerberghe, Thierry Zéno
2013 Venice Art Biennal 2013
event (SIC) Jan Baetens, Claude Cattelain, William Cliff, Lara Gasparotto, Pierre Gérard, Louise Herlemont, Guy-Marc Hinant, Jean De Lacoste, Pierre Lauwers, Messieurs Delmotte, Christophe Terlinden, Jean-Philippe Toussaint, Thierry Van Hasselt, Raphaël Van Lerberghe, Thierry Zéno
2013 Untitled (Heat Up the Nickle)
event Peter Wächtler
2013 Lecture by Branden W. Joseph
event Branden W. Joseph Centre Pompidou, WIELS
2012 On ne résout pas un problème
avec les systèmes de pensée qui l'on engendré
event (SIC) Jacques Lennep, Michel Goyon, Marc-A. Dupret, Sébastien Rien, Sébastien Biset
2012 Secouer le cocotier
exhibition Freek Wambacq Freek Wambacq, Peggy Franck, Nicolas Matranga, Gert Verhoeven
2012 Objets de Bruxelles
exhibition Laurent Dupont
2012 Murmuratives
exhibition Pol Matthé
2012 Le Salon invites (SIC), FormContent and 1m3
exhibition (SIC) Simona Denicolai & Ivo Provoost, Dan Graham, Léon Vranken
2012 Alphaville Alfaville
exhibition (SIC) John Baldessari, Sylvie Eyberg, Ryan Gander, Lawrence Weiner
2011 French Theory
Reception in the American visual arts between 1965 and 1995
event Anaël Lejeune, Olivier Mignon & Raphaël Pirenne Philip Armstrong, Victor Burgin, François Cusset, Larisa Dryansky, Benjamin Greenman, Rachel Haidu, Anaël Lejeune, Olivier Mignon & Raphaël Pirenne, Sylvère Lotringer, Charles Mazé & Coline Sunier, Stephen Melville, Laura Mulvey, Kassandra Nakas, Peter Osborne, Jean-Michel Rabaté, John Rajchman, Katia Schneller, Alexander Streitberger, Hilde Van Gelder, Erik Verhagen
2011 (SIC) c/o Jean DL c/o Wiels
event (SIC) Devrim Bayar, Thibaut Blondiau, Jean DL, Sylvie Eyberg, Pierre Gérard, Alain Géronnez, Michel Goyon, Pierre Lauwers, Jacqueline Mesmaeker, Clément Montagne, Maria Palacios Cruz, MOREPublishers, Gert-Jan Prins, Matthieu Saladin, Hilde Van Gelder, Raphaël Van Lerberghe, Etienne Wynants
2011 Great Expectations
event (SIC) Gunther
2011 Le Quatuor à cornes
exhibition Michel Goyon
2011 La femme aux perroquets
exhibition Olivier Foulon
2010 a too pale woman in the shade
exhibition Pierre Gérard Enclume Animation
2010 New Album
exhibition Peter Wächtler Enclume Animation
2010 La Promesse de l'écran
La promesse du divan
event Pierre Leguillon Sigmund Freud, Jacques Lacan
2010 Pierre Lauwers
exhibition Pierre Lauwers Enclume Animation
2009 A Glimpse
exhibition Jacqueline Mesmaeker
2009 Par dix-huit mètres de fond
exhibition Wobbe Micha
2009 La Promesse de l'écran
Josef Albers
event Pierre Leguillon Josef Albers, Paul Falkenberg, Hans Namuth
2009 Repeating You
exhibition Sylvie Eyberg
2009 La Promesse de l'écran
Effets d'annonce
event Pierre Leguillon Saul Bass, Sacha Guitry, Clément Rodzielski
2009 Between Top and Turning Back, On se repose
event (SIC) & Vaast Colson Michel de Certeau, Gustave Delacroix, Dieter Lesage, Eric Rohmer, Robert Smithson, WIELS
2008 Meeting with David Claerbout
event (SIC) David Claerbout, JAP
2006 Le précipité ou la parole entrecoupée
event Olivier Foulon BOZAR, JAP
2019 I Swear I Saw This
Sur quelques dessins de carnets de terrain
publication Vase Michael Taussig Aurélie Bouvart, Anaël Lejeune & Olivier Mignon, Studio Otamendi
2018 Theory and Problems
publication Soft Alphabet Pierre Lauwers Studio Otamendi
2018 Isa Genzken's Ring
publication Soft Alphabet Olivier Foulon Jan van Adrichem, Ella Klaschka
2018 1 + 1 = 3
Alberto Giacometti – dialectique et fétichisme
publication Vase Raphaël Pirenne Studio Otamendi
2017 Divided We Stand, Together We Fall
publication Soft Alphabet Sophie Nys Leila Peacock
2017 La théorie à l’œuvre
L’art conceptuel américain
publication Continental Rift Anaël Lejeune Charles Mazé & Coline Sunier
2015 Atopolis
publication Pinceau Sébastien Biset, Charlotte Friling, Raphaël Pirenne & Dirk Snauwaert Saâdane Afif, Nevin Aladağ, Francis Alÿs, Danai Anesiadou, El Anatsui, Jan Baetens, Yto Barrada, Huma Bhabha, Vincen Beeckman, Vlassis Caniaris, Yves Citton, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Meschac Gaba, Jef Geys, Harrisson, Thomas Hirschhorn, David Medalla, Adrian Melis, Benoit Platéus, Walter Swennen, Diego Tonus, Yoann Van Parys, Jack Whitten, Elvan Zabunyan
2015 L'écart et l'accolade
publication Vase Michel Assenmaker Studio Otamendi
2015 Livre VII
publication (SIC) Journal Sébastien Biset Antoine Boute, Sébastien Biset, Stéphane De Groef, Emmanuel Giraud, Pierre Hemptinne, Tom Marioni, Véronique Nahoum-Grappe
2015 Livre VI
Dieter Lesage, "Art, Research and Politics"
publication (SIC) Journal Dieter Lesage Ina Wudtke
2014 Une idée du cinéma
publication Vase Dudley Andrew Olivier Mignon, Studio Otamendi
2014 Robert Smithson
Du New Jersey au Yucatán, leçons d’ailleurs
publication Continental Rift Ann Reynolds Anaël Lejeune & Olivier Mignon, Charles Mazé & Coline Sunier
2013 Biennale de Venise 2013
publication Soft Alphabet Eleonora Sovrani & Yoann Van Parys Claude Cattelain, Stéphane De Groef, Jean De Lacoste, Jan Baetens, William Cliff, Lara Gasparotto, Pierre Gérard, Pierre Lauwers, Messieurs Delmotte, Guy-Marc Hinant, Louise Herlemont, Jean-Philippe Toussaint, Thierry Van Hasselt, Raphaël Van Lerberghe, Christophe Terlinden, Thierry Zéno
2013 Walter Swennen
So far so good
publication Pinceau Raphaël Pirenne & Dirk Snauwaert Caroline Dumalin, Saskia Gevaert, Quinn Latimer, Olivier Mignon & Raphaël Pirenne, Dirk Snauwaert
2013 Dubuffet Typographe
publication Soft Alphabet Pierre Leguillon Stéphane De Groef
2013 French Theory and American Art
publication Continental Rift Anaël Lejeune, Olivier Mignon & Raphaël Pirenne Philip Armstrong, Victor Burgin, François Cusset, Larisa Dryansky, Benjamin Greenman, Rachel Haidu, Anaël Lejeune, Olivier Mignon & Raphaël Pirenne, Sylvère Lotringer, Charles Mazé & Coline Sunier, Stephen Melville, Laura Mulvey, Kassandra Nakas, Peter Osborne, Jean-Michel Rabaté, John Rajchman, Katia Schneller, Sternberg Press, Alexander Streitberger, Hilde Van Gelder, Erik Verhagen
2012 Livre V
Alphaville Alfaville
publication (SIC) Journal Olivier Mignon & Raphaël Pirenne Antoine de Baecque, Mel Bochner, Eric de Bruyn, Studio Otamendi, Larisa Dryansky, David Evans, Sylvie Eyberg, Olivier Mignon & Raphaël Pirenne, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Martha Rosler, Susan Sontag, Lawrence Weiner
2012 Random Order
Robert Rauschenberg et la Néo-Avant-Garde
publication Continental Rift Branden W. Joseph Anaël Lejeune, Olivier Mignon & Raphaël Pirenne, Charles Mazé & Coline Sunier
2012 Livre IV
Andy Warhol. To shoe or not to shoe
publication (SIC) Journal Anaël Lejeune Alain Cueff, Léon De Cuyper, Stéphane De Groef, Trevor Fairbrother, Isabelle Graw, Anaël Lejeune, Klaus Speidel
2012 Sans titre (écoutant)
publication Soft Alphabet Raphaël Van Lerberghe Alexis Jacob, Raphaël Pirenne, Salutpublic
2011 Jacqueline Mesmaeker
Œuvres 1975-2011
publication Pinceau Olivier Mignon Muriel Andrin, Michel Assenmaker, Koen Brams, Laurent Busine, Corinne Giandou, Luk Lambrecht, Anaël Lejeune, Jacqueline Mesmaeker, Lynda Morris, Raphaël Pirenne, Benoît Platéus, Dirk Pültau, Philippe-André Rihoux, Georges Roque, Thierry Smolderen, Pierre Sterckx
2011 The Set
publication Soft Alphabet Peter Wächtler Etablissement d'en face
2010 Until it Fitted!
publication Soft Alphabet Jacqueline Mesmaeker Saskia Gevaert, Olivier Mignon
2010 Le performantiel noise
publication Mut zum Druck Sébastien Biset Jacques André & Oscar André, Sébastien Biset, Antoine Boute, Yves Citton, Pierre Albert Castanet, Tomas Korber, Alan Courtis, Dickson Dee, Stéphane De Groef, Jean DL, C-drík Fermont, Anne Genette, Guy-Marc Hinant, Zbigniew Karkowski, Portable Noise Kremator, Gert-Jan Prins, Arnaud Rivière, Matthieu Saladin,
2010 L'artiste comme théoricien
publication Mut zum Druck Olivier Mignon Laurence Corbel, Stephane De Groef, Anaël Lejeune, Olivier Mignon, Maria Palacios Cruz, Katia Schneller, Allan Sekula
2009 Photographie moderne / Modernité photographique
publication Mut zum Druck Alexander Streitberger Nathalie Boulouch, Victor Burgin, Stéphane De Groef, Stefanie Diekmann, Carl Havelange, Danielle Leenaerts, Marc-Emmanuel Mélon, Michel Poivert, Alexander Streitberger, Hilde Van Gelder
2009 Le dess(e)in: entre projet et procès
publication Mut zum Druck Anaël Lejeune & Raphaël Pirenne Claire Barbillon, Mathilde Bert, Stéphane De Groef, Ralph Dekoninck, Maud Hagelstein, Anaël Lejeune, Jacqueline Mesmaeker, Raphaël Pirenne, Friedrich Teja Bach, Tristan Trémeau
2009 Livre III
Esthétiques de la situation
publication (SIC) Journal Sébastien Biset Sébastien Biset, Aline Caillet, Vaast Colson, Thierry Davila, Stéphane De Groef, Jérôme Glicenstein, Luc Lévesque Jean-Philippe Uzel
2007 Livre II
publication (SIC) Journal Olivier Mignon Vincent Amiel, Muriel Andrin, Nicole Brenez, David Claerbout, Manuela Dechamps Otamendi, Stéphane De Groef, Olivier Mignon, Dick Tomasovic
2006 Livre I
publication (SIC) Journal (SIC) Sébastien Biset, Stéphane De Groef, Olivier Foulon, Anaël Lejeune, Olivier Mignon, Raphaël Pirenne, Yoann Van Parys