On 1 October, artistic director Irene de Craen bid farewell to Hotel Maria Kapel.
She was responsible for the development and implementation of our artistic policy since 2014. In addition, she devoted much attention to professionalising the organisation, increasing its international profile and adapting the artist-in-residence programme to the current demands of the art world. Under her leadership, HMK played an important role in the careers of numerous talented artists. She succeeded in implementing a high-quality, exceptional and experimental programme.
Irene has decided it is time to seek new adventures. HMK thanks her for her visionary leadership and wishes her every success in the future.