Director of Art Brussels dead

Karen Renders, director of Art Brussels, passed away at age 54.

According to a press release Karen Renders, director of Art Brussels since 1998, passed away Wednesday 10 October after struggling with illness for some time. She was 54 years old, and had been a ‘public persona and character’ for Art Brussels for more than 20 years.

– With Karen Renders, Art Brussels loses an emblematic figure, the press release states and continues;

– Karen Renders turned Art Brussels into an unmissable event in the world of contemporary art.

Art Brussels have been said to be among the best European “second division” fairs and for its 30th edition in April this year the fair included 182 contemporary art galleries from all over the world and more than 31 000 people visited.

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