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Galerie Bart
Elandsgracht 16
1016 TW Amsterdam
info@galeriebart.nl
+31 20 320 62 08
@galerie_bart

The gallery is currently closed until 01.03.21 due to the national lock down, contact us for a private appointment. 

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!

About

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).

Team

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@galeriebart.nl

With previous experience in museum as well as gallery organisations, and a BA in Cultural Studies (Minor Museum Studies) and a MA in Heritage Studies, Merel de Kok 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 enthousiasts as well as art buyers.

Krista Jongsma - Art Producer - krista@galeriebart.nl

As producer 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."

Niek de Brabander - Gallery Manager - niek@galeriebart.nl

As an art historian and musicologist, Niek de Brabander specializes in multimedia-installation and contemporary culture in the broadest sense. Having worked as a researcher and in both a museum and an auction house, his experience with the different aspects of the world of contemporary art adds to the exhibiting and sales expertise at Galerie Bart.

Charlotte Thomas - Gallery Manager - charlotte@galeriebart.nl

Charlotte Thomas is a Belgian art and architectural historian who has lost her heart to the Dutch cultural landscape. From childhood on she was stimulated by the power of art and architecture on the general public. Her fascination for 'ugly architecture' and the human art experience is a common thread in her publications. Having worked as a writer, an editor, a researcher, a guide and even a sales assistant, in different cultural organizations, her experience with the different aspects of the cultural world adds to the exhibiting and sales expertise at Galerie Bart.

Yannick Tossing - Gallery Assistant - info@galeriebart.nl

Yannick is an artist and art graduate from Luxembourg and works as a part-time Gallery Assistant at Galerie Bart. After studying Visual Arts in Strasbourg (France) for 5 years, and doing art projects in Luxembourg, he moved to Amsterdam to do a second Masters in Comparative Arts and Media Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. After graduating he started working in the art world of Amsterdam.

Aldo Kempen - Gallery Assistant - info@galeriebart.nl

Bart's gallery assistant Aldo Kempen works part-time at Galerie Bart. Aldo is a doctoral researcher at the Open University, after having completed a Bachelor of Philosophy, Master of Comparative and Cultural Analysis and Master of Philosophy in Film and Screen studies. Aldo is also co-founder of MBO Talent Track.

Expo Bart Nijmegen

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, Instagram or the projectpage on ExpoBart.nl for the current opening hours.

• Visit the website of Expo Bart.

Colophon

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

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