Open Call: Alter Ensor

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

Visitor information

  • When

    From —  to — 
  • For whom

    Young people between 16 and 25

  • How to participate?

The use and experience of make-up is different for everyone. MoMu challenges young people with a passion for make-up to develop and share their most creative looks. Alter Ensor offers them a platform to showcase their most imaginative side and collaborate with make-up professionals. The museum is, therefore, inviting them to create videos in which they share their most creative looks and talk about what make-up 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 make-up 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 make-up design during a workshop at DE SINGEL with make-up 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, Make-up 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, Make-up & Ensor. The exhibition also focuses on the professional and artistic vision of make-up.


If you have any questions, send us a mail!