Founded in 1663 by the painter David Teniers the Younger, the Antwerp Academy was one of the first art schools in the world. It is also one of the very first artists’ initiatives. Over the centuries, the Antwerp Academy, with its historic campus, has become an established name in the international art world.
As an active player in Antwerp’s art scene and in collaboration with national and international art institutions and educational organizations, the Academy profiles itself as a hub where students, researchers, external partners and a diverse audience can meet each other in an inspiring international biotope.
A great number of exhibitions and events take place within the Academy’s walls as well as in our historical garden, all organized by students, teachers, researchers and external curators or artists’ collectives.
Apart from that, the Academy also has an active policy in publishing its artistic research.