In memory of Sophie Lauwers


On 29 May 2022 Bozar director Sophie Lauwers passed away. The entire S.M.A.K. team looked upon her vision and achievements with admiration. 

Since 2002, Lauwers first worked as expo coordinator in Bozar, and in 2011 she became director of exhibitions. Without a management background, but with a heart for art, she emerged as director of the arts centre in November 2021.

"Art offers a different perspective on today's debates. With imagination, with daring to dream, you can achieve concrete things. For me, that is a powerful starting point. You don't need art if you don't want to imagine the world differently," she said in an interview in De Standaard.

The entire S.M.A.K. team looks back on her vision and achievements with admiration.

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