Elke & Bruno are Elke Thuy (°1982) and Bruno Herzeele (°1975).




Antwerpen, Belgium



All the works on this website have been selected by Elke Thuy and Bruno Herzeele. All photographs have been made by Elke & Bruno unless otherwise stated. Reproduction and distribution of the website's content is not permitted without written consent by the artists.

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Together, we are holding one onion. Just as it is historically not exactly known where the onion originated, we do not precisely know how we got it in our hands. We found each other in 2003 and the onion found us at the same time. It is a perfectly normal onion, the same as in anyone's kitchen. But it is ours and we are holding it together. That makes it special. It is the world in our hands. Every now and then we pull back a layer. The discoveries we make along the way, we like to share with the rest of the world. We hope it can make you cry or laugh together with us. Or beter still: we hope it has the power to make us meet in action, and ultimately to achieve stillness. With every layer we pull back, we get closer to the core. As slow as we possibly can, because nothing is better than holding the onion together.


photos © Joshua D'hondt


ELKE THUY 2000-2004 Master painter, Royal Academy of Antwerp

BRUNO HERZEELE 1996-1999 Master Philosophy University Brussels, 2004-2005 Master Theatre studies University of Antwerp

2002 - 2008 Muhka / Muhka Media - Teacher and workshops / Troubleyn, LjubljanaMuhkaBiannual of VeniceRoyal Academy of Antwerp & University of Groningen - Performer and director of performances



2003 - 2008 Villanella and Laika - Scenography plays / Ronse, Gent, Antwerp - expositions

2009 - 2012 Fotomuseum Antwerp - Founder, teacher and coach Flux young photography talent / Villanella - Scenography multiple plays / Het huis van bourgondië - Director Vrolijke verhalen over dode stadsvogels / Middelheimmuseum - Curator Expo Habitat / City of Antwerp - Founder of the Biodroom and author of the Biodroom Artist in Residence book

2013 - 2018 LaikaBronksLe Channel Calais, City of AntwerphetPaleisDe Brakke Grond, Flux KortrijkDestelheide - Installations in the public space. Research into strategies to make artworks with groups of people / Founder STUDiO iO murals