As one of the leading institutions for contemporary art in Belgium, and one without a permanent collection, WIELS Contemporary Art Centre focuses on presenting temporary exhibitions by national and international artists, both emerging and more established. In addition to regular exhibitions, WIELS houses nine residencies for young artists and an active education program, all of which is housed in a former beer brewery (from thence the name WIELS, short for the Wielman Ceuppen’s beer) originally designed in the 1931 by Belgian architect Adrien Blomme, now a restored and historically classified building. Its vast former brewing hall entrance area (housing a café, bookshop, and ticketing booth alongside the brewery’s restored copper vats), gives way to WIELS’ main exhibition spaces – spread over four floors, their post-industrial scale and details gives a particular character to these display spaces.


The ‘Blomme’ building is one of the rare examples of modernist industrial architecture in Brussels.

The diversity and the specificity of the activities of WIELS, taking place in such a remarkable building, make it a unique institution of contemporary art in Europe. Its strategic geographic position also creates a new point of reference and attraction to Brussels, both for the local and international audiences. In addition, the project helps foster the economic and cultural revivals of its immediate neighbourhood and of the city of Brussels in general. 
WIELS can easily be reached by public transportation. A parking is available for bikes, cars and buses at the back of the building.

Trams : 82 – 97, “Wiels” stop
Bus : 50 – 49,  “Wiels” stop
Train : Brussels Midi
Car : Ring,  Exit 17 “Anderlecht industrie”, follow “Centre - Albert ”