Exhibitions & Events

In 1994, Bruno Dupont and Amanda Crabtree established artconnexion in an apartment at 10-12 rue du Priez in Lille. For ten years, artists were invited to create projects for this domestic space.

In 2005, artconnexion moved to a town house in the heart of Old Lille at 9 rue du Cirque where the ground floor was transformed into an exhibition space.

In this space, as before, the artists interact with the domestic features, and play with the boundaries between private and public space.

In addition to a public programme of exhibitions related to issues of society, artconnexion hosts discussions, conferences, workshops and screenings. A library specialising in contemporary art is available to members and students.

Furthermore, artconnexion designs art projects off-site with partner organisations in the Hauts-de-France region, elsewhere in France and abroad.

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Pauline Lecerf

Lampadaire Magazine

13 December 2021 - 22 January 2022

9 rue du Cirque


This winter, the new Lampadaire Magazine, produced by Pauline Lecerf on public lighting, will be launched. It is inspired by her research with astronomers, urban planners, insomniacs and night activists.

duo ORAN

Les clandestines

23 October - 27 November 2021

9 rue du Cirque


artconnexion has invited the duo ORAN to present a project they are developing in the Ecological garden of Lille around the flower Clandestine - Lathraea clandestine as part of Watch this Space #11, young creation Biennial by 50° nord.

Cléa Coudsi et Eric Herbin

Paysages prêts-à-monter

8 September - 9 October 2021

9 rue du Cirque


The artist duo Cléa Coudsi and Eric Herbin have been invited to respond to a commission from the AMPAVE. For this exhibition-research stage, the artists are exploring the documentary archives of the AMPAVE to identify interesting items to
illustrate the world of inland waterways.