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

Opening hours during Amsterdam Art Week 2023:

Friday 2 June: 12:00 – 19:00
Saturday 3 June: 12:00 – 18:00
Sunday 4 June: 12:00 – 17:00

Opening hours during exhibitions:

Tuesday – Wednesday
appointment only
Thursday – Sunday
13:00 – 18:00

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

• We are currently not accepting unsolicited submissions from artists. Hard copy materials will not be returned. We recommend this article for tips to promote yourself as an artist.


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 10 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).


Merel de Kok - Director -

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.

Pia Kuik - Gallery manager / Project manager exhibitions and fairs -

With her previous international work experience, in the museum and the event-sector, Pia Kuik brings a diverse skill set to complement the team. Her aim, due to her background and her enthusiasm for contemporary art, is to create an accessible space for the visitors. To her, a gallery is a place where everything is possible and where visitors can discover art.

Niek de Brabander - Gallery manager / Sales manager -

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.

Nienke Francisca - Gallery Manager/ Registrar -

Nienke is a cultural heritage professional who has gained work experience mainly in the museum sector. From her experience she has been active in the management and preservation of art and heritage objects from the past. Now she is ready to support Galerie Bart with her expertise. Nienke enjoys contemporary art where it is possible to speak with the artist herself, which adds to the experience of contemporary art for her. Knowing who is behind the artwork and their story is what Nienke finds interesting.

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.


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 • David Meulenbeld, Len Land Photography, Koen Kievits, Krista Jongsma, Yannick Tossing & many others.