Galerie Bart
Elandsgracht 16
1016 TW Amsterdam
+31 20 320 62 08

The gallery is currently closed until 19.01.21 due to the national lock down.

Opening hours during exhibitions:
Monday & Tuesday closed
Wednesday open on appointment
Thursday to Sunday open from 13.00 to 18.00

• Check the current exhibition dates. In between exhibitions, the gallery is only open on appointment.

• Following government regulations due to the COVID-19 virus, reservations to enter the gallery are NOT required, but the gallery will allow a maximum of 12 visitors inside at the same time. Please wear a face mask when entering the gallery. We are also taking the other necessary precautions for hygiene. Please remain at a safe distance of 1.5 meters to others, thank you!


Galerie Bart is a contemporary art gallery in Amsterdam with a focus on both established and young artists who have graduated in the Netherlands, excelling through their innovative craftsmanship. At Bart’s you will find artists who make either work that is playful and fresh, solid and sharp, serene and light-hearted or serious with a touch of humour. They seek out the limits of their medium and question them, with the aim of pushing the boundaries. The artists that Galerie Bart collaborates with include painters, draughtsmen, photographers, sculptors and installation artists, but they rarely allow themselves to be captured within those classifications. All have in common that they not only work conceptually, but that the work results in a strong visual imagery, whether abstract or figurative.  We alternately organize about 7 solo, duo or group exhibitions per year. In addition, we offer a diverse program of small-scale events, including other art disciplines, such as film, word art, music and performance.

Bart Hoogwegt had started his first gallery in Nijmegen in 2003 before he opened a second branch in Amsterdam on the Bloemgracht in 2007. In 2013 this gallery moved to its current, more spacious location on the Elandsgracht. We promote our artists on the national and international art market, for instance by participating in foreign art fairs. We are in close contact with corporate collections in the Netherlands and many of our artists have been included in these important collections. In addition, most artists regularly participate in museum exhibitions. Our private customers and visitors are not only passionate collectors, but also often young and orientating. As a gallery, we strive to be accessible and open in our contact with the visitors and our mission is to lower the high threshold that surrounds the gallery world and to appeal to a wider, more diverse audience.

• Galerie Bart is associated with the KunstKoop (stimulus program for buying art) of the Mondriaan Fund and is a member of the Dutch Gallery Association (NGA).

Bart Hoogwegt - Gallery owner

Gallery owner Bart Hoogwegt has founded his first Gallery in Nijmegen, in 2003, because of his great appreciation for contemporary art and to provide a platform for artists that have studied in the Netherlands. In 2007 he opened a second gallery in the centre of Amsterdam, to bring the artists in contact with a wider audience. The gallery in Nijmegen has recently been transformed into a non profit project space named Expo Bart, to give artists the opportunity to experiment even further and to seek new collaborations.

Merel de Kok - Director -

Merel de Kok started as a Gallery Manager in 2015 and is now Gallery Director of Galerie Bart. With previous experience as Gallery Manager of the gallery at Piet Hein Eek in Eindhoven, a BA in Cultural Studies (Minor Museum Studies) and a MA in Heritage Studies, Merel is bringing both academic and practical experience to the gallery. She wishes to show visitors the importance of art, be it as a reflection of society, or a way to retreat from that same society, just for a little while. She wants to make buying art accessible to everyone and translates this into a gallery management that strives to be open and welcoming for artists, art enthousiastst as well as art buyers.

Krista Jongsma - Director -

As director of Galerie Bart, Krista is responsible for the management of the organizational aspects surrounding the gallery and exhibitions. Before joining the gallery in 2018 she has worked in various institutions in the cultural sector, bringing her operational experience to Galerie Bart. "Having studied and worked as a designer for a while, I have always found inspiration in art and I have great appreciation for the creative force of artists, showing us known and new aspects of life from their unique perspective. I appreciate the intricate play of colour and composition and material, but most of all I like to be surprised. To learn something new about a topic, a viewpoint or an emotion or ambiance.

Aldo Kempen - Gallery Assistant -

Bart's gallery assistant Aldo Kempen works parttime at Galerie Bart. Aldo currently studies at the BKB academy, after having completed a Bachelor of Philosophy, Master of Comparative and Cultural Analysis and Master of Philosophy in Film and Screen studies.


The vacancy for a new gallery employee is closed.
Take a look at the vacancy description, the vacancy is only available in Dutch.

Expo Bart Nijmegen

• Visit website Expo Bart.

Expo Bart is a project space for contemporary art at the Honigcomplex in Nijmegen. The space is given to the artists, who are challenged to create their work on the spot, to experiment and engage in new encounters. During their working period, collaboration is sought with fellow artists, performers and other art disciplines, such as performance art, theatre, dance or music. A new program starts every two to three months; you are welcome to visit and view the results. Expo Bart’s opening days vary per project. Before visiting, always check Facebook or Instagram or the projectpage on the Expo Bart site for current opening hours.


Graphic design • Marloes de Laat.
Website programming • Fiks webdevelopment Robin Geijsen-Lukken.
Artwork feed • powered by art inventory platform Aventory.
Content and project management • Maan Meelker, Simone Kol & Krista Jongsma.
Texts • Merel van den Nieuwenhof & Galerie Bart.
Photography • Len Land Photography, Koen Kievits, Krista Jongsma & many others.