The non-profit organization Atelier José Vermeersch is housed in the former studio of visual artist José Vermeersch (1922–1997). The studio and adjoining exhibition space were built in Lendelede between 1962 and 1970 and designed by the artist himself. Vermeersch sculpted, painted, and presented his works there until his death in December 1997. In 2010, the studio was made open to the public, becoming the new residence of the non-profit organisation Atelier José Vermeersch. Watch the collected works and read the biography of José Vermeersch here.
Atelier José Vermeersch was born out of a twofold ambition. On the one hand, we aim to make the work of José Vermeersch accessible by housing the archive in the studio. Besides this, we want to organise exhibitions that highlight lesser or unknown aspects of his work. In this way we can explore the lasting relevance José Vermeersch’s oeuvre and give the archive and legacy a home in his own studio complex. On the other hand,there will also be room for separate exhibitions, sometimes framed by a literary, philosophical or musical activity. One to two times a year, well- and lesser-known Belgian artists will be given a platform, individually or in groups. With these exhibitions, Atelier José Vermeersch intends to become an exciting meeting place for artists and art lovers.