Open Call: Alter Ensor

Are you between the ages of 16 and 25 and passionate about makeup? We want your personal story! Make a video of the creation process of your most original look and tell us what makeup means to you.

Visitor information

  • When

    From —  to — 
  • For whom

    Young people between 16 and 25

  • How to participate?

The use and experience of makeup is different for everyone. MoMu challenges young people with a passion for makeup to develop and share their most creative looks. Alter Ensor offers them a platform to showcase their most imaginative side and collaborate with makeup professionals. The museum is, therefore, inviting them to create videos in which they share their most creative looks and talk about what makeup means to them. Ten young people will be selected for the Alter Ensor project. The resulting diverse looks and underlying stories create a fascinating mix of visions, skills and experiences which will be highlighted in the project.

How to participate?

  • You are between the ages of 16 and 25.
  • Make a video of the creation process and two self-portraits of your most original look. In a separate video, tell us what makeup means to you. We want to get to know you: your personal story is more important than a professional edit.
  • Register by 17 June 2024 using the following form.
  • Submit two videos and two self-portraits by 30 June 2024. Both videos should be between 3 and 5 minutes.
  • The ten selected young people will be notified by 19 July 2024.
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    Naomi Waku
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    Naomi Waku
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    Naomi Waku

Ten selected young people:

  • Will create a new and personalised makeup design during a workshop at DE SINGEL with makeup artist Naomi Waku and a professional photo and videographer on 19 August 2024.
  • Will present their final creation during an event in the MoMu hall on 5 October 2024, and at Arenberg on 13 October 2024.
  • Will guide visitors through the exhibition Masquerade, Makeup and Ensor during the opening weekend on 28 and 29 September 2024.

Alter Ensor

Alter Ensor is a project by MoMu in collaboration with DE SINGEL and Arenberg as part of the exhibition Masquerade, Makeup & Ensor. The exhibition also focuses on the professional and artistic vision of makeup.


If you have any questions, send us a mail!