Blog: Art, Space & Context

Sarah Késenne (1980) studied art and film studies at the Universities of Ghent, Antwerp and Bologna and, as an art historian, has been working for several years on a PhD research at LUCA school or doctor - KU Leuven (Sint-Lucas Visual Arts Ghent).  She is engaged in the research group Art, space and context - Liberty inviting artists to take part, in which artists and art critics congregate around issues of art in public space, art and society, the public. Previously, she was active in a number of artistic organizations like Happy New Ears Festival, STUK, KunstenFestivaldesArts and the documentary platform SoundImageCulture. She publishes in magazines like Hart, Rekto:verso and De Groene Amsterdammer. She received the prize for Young art critic in 2014.


- researcher phd

- lector community arts (teacher training)

- assistent guest teacher community arts (academic bachelor)

- master seminar contemporary art II (academic master)

- coordination Art, space & context / Liberty inviting artists to take part

- member of POC  






Research interests

- participatory strategies in  contemporary art

- contemporary art

- art in society

- art & pedagogy

- stage arts


Research projects

Participation and exhibition in contemporary art in Belgium, a pedagogical emancipation ? On works of Dora Garcia, Stijn Van Dorpe and Hana Miletic

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