Julie Waseige

Art Historian, curator and co-director at Retrace Agency


Julie Waseige is an art historian (Université libre de Bruxelles), specialising in Belgian modern art and Surrealism. From 2013 to 2016, she worked as a researcher and scientific collaborator at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Brussels. Among other activities, she was responsible for the Magritte Museum’s daily management. Since 2017, she has worked as a freelance art historian. Author of several books focusing on Magritte’s works and life, she is also a curator. In 2018-2019, she curated the exhibition Magritte. La Ligne de vie, presented at MASI Lugano (Switzerland) and at the Amos Rex of Helsinki, as well as the immersive exhibition Inside Magritte taking place in Milan, Florence and Seoul (2018-2020). She is currently preparing an exhibition dedicated to Magritte’s oeuvre on paper in collaboration with the Nordiska Akvarellmuseet in Sweden (2022), and she also works as a history consultant for a documentary dedicated to René Magritte (Seven Doc Productions, France). Between May 2019 and June 2020, she was named the scientific director of the Marcel Mariën Foundation, and published the artist’s online catalogue raisonné. In autumn 2020, she co-founded the agency Retrace together with her partner Annabelle Oliva. Retrace is an agency for the enhancement of historical and artistic heritage. It offers personalized services that bring together academic research with content conception and production.