for the love of art.


ING Group Collection
The Netherlands
Peter Kogler ©Tom Haartsen
Tabor Robak ©Tom Haartsen
Christian Borstlap©Tom Haartsen
Andrea Grutzner ©Tom Haartsen
Melanie Bonajo ©Natascha Libbert
Exhibition public space:

ING Cultural Centre
Mont des Arts/Place Royale 6,
B-1000 Brussels

Open: only when there is an exhibition
Open daily, from 10h – 18h
Late night opening until 21h on Wednesdays
Entry fee: Adult 8 € (at the desk); 6 € (online)


About the collection

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Art at ING: A moving collection

Delve into ING’s global art collection and you’ll find a story of commitment. A commitment to freedom, a commitment to authenticity and a commitment to consciousness. The collection is about breaking conventions, opening minds and challenging boundaries. 

Artists in the ING Collection help to expand our perspectives. Their art questions the times we live in and help our community to face the future.

ING believes in the role and impact that art plays in our lives. It started in the 1970s when the first figurative pieces were brought together in the Netherlands. Since then, ING has become more international and has integrated artworks from all over the world into its collection. 

The collection reflects the rhythm of changing times. New experimental artists are invited to contribute even more surprising ideas. The collection has moved people in the past and will move others in the future.

ING supports art in society and wants to make it as accessible as possible. It wants to connect art with the public and wants us to engage with our environment, embracing determination and imagination. Customers and employees are driven by the desire to be inspired by what they see around them.

More than just a collection

The ING Collection is a living, evolving collection that is constantly questioning its relationship to art and it its boundaries. It is a modern collection that reflect ING’s international, contemporary and innovative character. It reflects the figurative tradition of ING in an experimental and new way. 

Moving beyond a traditional acquisition policy, ING wants to foster a culture of innovation and change. It wants to connect art with the public and to support artists. In recent years, this has led to interesting collaborations, such as commissions, loans and various projects with artists and different institutions.

The history of the ING Collection began in 1974 with the opening of a new head office for NMB (the Dutch bank for SMEs) in Amsterdam. In 1998, ING merged with Bank Brussel Lambert (BBL); and the acquisition of Barings Bank in 1995 and a majority stake in ING Bank Slaski in 2001 led to the addition of other important international collections.

Commission program / Site-specific order(s) :

ING regularly commissions artists for specific projects:

Street artists Jeroen Erosie en Boris Tellegen received a commission for ING NL's head office, to create a monumental mural where the outside world is brought inside.   

During the past year, photographers Jaap Scheeren (1979) and Ine Lamers (1954) were commissioned to give their own intriguing take on the landscape of the Netherlands. Their photographs now provide a window on the world outside at some 150 branches in the Netherlands.

For our Private Banking offices ING commissioned several talents in the field of photography to create a series of new work within a socially relevant theme: Elspeth Diederix, Krista van der Niet and Natascha Libbert.


ING Talent Award 

The ING Talent Award is an international, purpose-driven initiative that gives new photography talent from Europe a united platform to present their work on a global scale.

The ING Talent Award was created in 2012 and provides a platform for new photography talent to gain exposure to a wider international audience. This is in line with ING's mission to make creativity and art accessible to a larger audience, while supporting and promoting the contemporary arts community.

The five finalists are participating in the ING Talent Programme that challenges emerging artists to explore the boundaries of contemporary photography and take the next step in their career. ING commissions the finalists to produce a work around a specific theme and are mentored in a series of workshops. 


As part of this programme, participants not only receive help from specialists, they also get the opportunity to engage with photography professionals and to expand their own network.

Name of the last laureates:

2020: Due to Corona this edition was postponed
2019: Karoline Woijtas (jury prize), Kevin Osepa (public prize)
2018: Jaako Kahilaniemi (jury prize), Alexey Shlyk (public prize)
2017: Andrea Grutzner (jury prize), Robin Lopvet (public prize)
2016: Thomas Albdorf (jury prize), Miren Pastor (public prize)
2015 : Sophie Jung (jury prize), Lara Gasparotto (public prize)
2014 : Anne Geene (jury prize), Maurice van Es (public prize)
2013 : Ola Lanko (jury prize)

Books by the collection
The collection in video

About the company

ING Bank Group

Launch year:
In 1881 the Netherlands launched the Rijkspostspaarbank, the State savings agency. Over the course of time, this bank was combined with the State payments service, was privatisend in merged with the commercial NMB Bank into NMB Postbank. In 1991 the bank

International presence:
40 countries

Annual revenue:
EUR 51.9 billion (2014)

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Profile of the company:

Banking and financial services.