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 hold one onion in our hands. Just as it is historically not exactly known where the onion originated from, 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


2018-2019 City of Turnhout, City of Leuven/30CC, TAZ Oostende, Cultural Centre Deinze, Fontys School of Arts Tilburg, Stormkop, SEE U Brussels, Laika Antwerp, Le Channel Calais, City of Antwerp, hetpaleis Antwerp - Installations in the public space. Performances and interventions in the natural and the city landscape. Research into poetic transformations of landscapes, cities, buildings and objects. Research into visual, auditory and tactile rhtythms. Masterclasses and workshops.

2013 - 2017 Laika AntwerpBronks BrusselsLe Channel Calais, City of Antwerphetpaleis AntwerpDe Brakke Grond Amsterdam, Flux KortrijkDestelheide - Installations in the public space. Research into strategies to make artworks with groups of people. Founder STUDiO iO murals.

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

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