Axel & May Vervoordt Foundation

From November 2008 on, Axel Vervoordt brought to life a private Foundation, which has its seat in Belgium and for which he acts as the chairman. The Axel & May Vervoordt Foundation on the one hand, governs an important and reputable art collection, which consists of multiple historical and contemporary art pieces and precious antiquities. On the other hand, it guides the function of curator for worldwide exhibitions and educative activities.


At the Edge of the World

In the year 2000 Axel Vervoordt already decided to give the site Kanaal a new heart with the installation of a masterpiece from Anish Kapoor; "At the Edge of the World". "The idea for the Axel & May Vervoordt Foundation was initiated during the making of the Artempo exhibition. It is the pinnacle of forty years of philosophic consciousness, of a beautiful and plentiful life and the sharing of my passion for purity and harmony with collectors all over the world", states Axel Vervoordt.

Anish Kapoor


The Axel & May Vervoordt Foundation engages in the quest for the universal meaning of art by discovering the contemporary quality of the past en the search for modern objects with a timeless quality.

"As a haven of peace, harmony and timelessness, the Foundation will embody my favourite expression 'Etre heureux en rendant heureux', as it shares my entire collection with the broad public".