To look at each other, to be connected, to concentrate on gazes and acts, small daily acts, micro-tasks, subtle gestures, collective or individual, to pay attention to everything.

Kubra Khademi

Bodies come together for a purpose, but each of these bodies brings with it thousands of different details, personal narratives, skills, abilities…

The idea of the workshop (and the performance) is to focus on the individual as a performer of multiple acts at the same time. The challenge lies in the common presence of all these bodies gathered in a shared action, performed together. To allow as many actions as possible to emerge by individuals connected by a common act that guides them. To discover that a common action runs through everyone, while a maximum of other actions exist individually.

Participants in the workshop and performance are invited to bring things that will help them to do as many actions as possible at the same time. If we can think about many things at the same time, why shouldn’t we be able to do multiple actions.

Kubra Khademi is an Afghan artist born in 1989. She is a performer and feminist. Through her practice, Kubra Khademi explores her life as a refugee and a woman. She studied fine arts at Kabul University, before joining Beaconhouse University in Lahore, Pakistan. In Lahore she began creating public performances, a practice she continued on her return to Kabul, where her work was a response to a male-dominated society with extreme patriarchal politics. After the execution of her performance known as The Armour in 2015, she was forced to flee her home country and is now a refugee in France. Paris is where she lives and works. In 2016, she received an MFA scholarship to the Pantheon and Audray Azoulay, Minister of Culture, elevated her to the rank of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. She is a member of the Atelier des Artistes en Exil and resident at the Cité internationale des arts.

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2022/09/060900 06.09.2022
09:00 > 17:00
La Cambre, Brussels
2022/09/070900 07.09.2022
09:00 > 17:00
La Cambre, Brussels
2022/09/080900 08.09.2022
09:00 > 17:00
La Cambre, Brussels

Workshop for ten women, queer and non-binary people, homosexual men…

Participants commit themselves to attend the workshop during the entire three days, at the end of which a public performance will take place.

No special skills required. Catering provided.

Monstration on 08/09/2022 – 19:15

Application (with a motivation letter and a link to a performance video): before 01/09/2022.


Since several years, visual arts schools in French-Speaking Belgium dedicate part of their curriculum to live art: a response to the new dynamics of these practices in the professional field. One can see new generations of artists appearing, taking over the Belgian and international scenes of performance art, with individual or collective works, multiplying collaborations… They don’t make performance art like their elders, they invent new forms, which need new showing spaces.


A project of ENSAV-La Cambre, in partnership with erg and in corealisation with Studio Thor. Thanks to the suggestions from Le 75, ARBA/ESA (ISAC), ARTS², Beaux-Arts de Liège, Académie Beaux-Arts Tournai. With the support of KANAL – Centre Pompidou, the Wallonia-Brussels Center (Paris), FiPA-ESA (Financing of artistic projects in Higher Artistic Education schools), the Ministry of Higher Education of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation an of the Embassy of Spain in Belgium.


(Pas si) Fragile!, the next performance art generation, the biennial which focuses on young artists involved in performance art, is back in autumn 2022, in a specific form.

In Presence

Three major women performance artists from abroad: Esther Ferrer (ES/FR), Vivian Chinasa Ezugha (NG/UK) and Kubra Khademi (AF/FR). They will present their practices in the framework of a public encounter, will perform personal works, will mentor a dozen of selected young artists, and will give workshops.

Ten performances made by young artists about to leave or recently graduated from art schools: Igor Adamskiy (Arts2), Hilal Aydogdu (Beaux-Arts de Liège), Mejdi Dridi (Académie Beaux-Arts Tournai), Julia Droga (La Cambre – erg), Clyde Lepage (Le 75 – erg), Benjamin Muzart (La Cambre), Dounia Dolbec and David Ramalho (La Cambre), Alexane Sanchez (Saint-Luc – La Cambre), Milø Slayers (ARBA-ESA (ISAC), Loïs Soleil (erg).

Box Office


+32 (0)2 223 26 00

Free Entrance


Specific booking

Attention some performances have limited capacity. They need to be booked on the spot.


ENSAV-La Cambre, 21 Abbaye de la Cambre, 1050 Brussels

erg, rue du Page 87, 1050 Brussels

Studio Thor, 49 rue Saint-Josse, 1210 Brussels


Workshop registrations

Your participation in Kubra Khademi or Vivian Chinasa Ezugha’s workshops requires a registration.

To apply: please send a motivation letter and a link to a performance video to before 1/09/2022.


+32 (0)2 223 26 00