SALOON Brussels reunites women working in the arts of the Belgian capital as well as in other cities in the country. SALOON Brussels aims at bringing together professionals from both the Flemish and Francophone communities, who are too often working separately, along with international profiles that choose Brussels as their base. Through a programme of monthly meetings and events, SALOON Brussels members are offered the opportunity to discover each other's work, to access a pool of skills and resources, to engage and expand their knowledge of both the local and international scene and to meet in a friendly setting. Creating opportunities to collaborate, facilitate meetings that sparks inspiration, offering the ground for exchange and access to knowledge are the core objectives of SALOON Brussels, that aims at affirming itself as the reference network for women in the arts in Belgium.
With a background in graphic design and artistic direction, Juliette Bibasse has a taste for simple, efficient, stripped down aesthetics. Since 2009, she has been applying her skills to the digital art scene, creating connections and opportunities between artists, festivals and cultural actors. She has been working as an independent curator for several festivals and cultural institutions, recently as guest curator for the exhibition of STRP festival 2019 in Eindhoven. As a producer, she collaborates on a wide range of projects with international artists both for cultural contexts and corporate commissions: from interactive stage design for Vice and AT&T at SXSW festival; audioreactive origami sculptures for Onedotzero at Milan Fashion Week ; to the JayZ x Joanie Lemercier collaboration for Barneys NYC’s holiday windows. Since 2013, she is the head of production of Studio Joanie Lemercier, based in Brussels.
With one foot in producing performative arts and one in European cultural policy, Camilla Colombo worked in Italy, UK, Chile and Belgium. Always interested in hybridization and crossing of disciplines, Camilla worked for art organisations of all sizes focusing on multidisciplinary and multimedia theatre productions and project management. She has worked with international directors such as Andrée Ruth Shammah, Robert Wilson and Ramin Gray. Since 2016 she is based in Brussels where she is working in cultural policy and advocacy for the arts, and where, with a group of engineers, she co-founded Ohme, a collective curating and producing educational and artistic content at the nexus between arts and sciences. She is also co-founder of culture Solutions, an independent non-for-profit, bottom-up social innovation group contributing to the excellence of EU international cultural relations policies.