1016 TW Amsterdam
+31 20 320 62 08
Opening hours during exhibitions:
Monday • closed
Tuesday – Wednesday • appointment only
Thursday – Sunday • open 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 complies with the Gallery Fair Practice Code. Since 2021, the Fair Practice Code has been a standing requirement for that part of the cultural sector supported with public funds. The Mondriaan Fund contributes to the gallery sector in various ways. The Fund therefore considers it important that the principles of the Fair Practice Code are also self-evident in the gallery sector.
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 the person behind the artwork is and what their story is, 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.
Gallery Fair Practice Code
Galerie Bart complies with the Gallery Fair Practice Code as stated below:
- The gallery in question records in writing the relationship between the gallery and the artist, including agreements regarding the duration of the agreement, prices and any applicable discounts. Other matters that may be recorded in this document include: monitoring and evaluation of the agreements, both parties’ targets (e.g. regarding international visibility), the relationship with a second gallery, agreements regarding the settlement of any discounts, regarding commissions from third parties, or the settlement of other expenses such as for transport, photography, insurance or the construction of an exhibition. Model contracts are available on the Dutch Gallery Association (NGA) website.
- The artist remains the owner of their work until the full amount is paid to the gallery, with the exception of secondary trading. This also applies in the case of gallery bankruptcy or attachment.
- The gallery shall transfer the full artist’s share of the sales price agreed with the customer within 60 days following the sale of the artist’s work, and provide the artist with the buyer’s name and address details, and a copy of the invoice.
- Unsold artworks in the charge of the gallery must always be returned to the artist within a month, if requested by the artist.
- The relationship between galleries may involve competition and rivalry, but in the case of different galleries representing the same artist, the galleries should in all respects remain loyal to the interests of the artist in question. If a gallery exclusively represents an artist, thereby acting as their ‘mother gallery’, and another gallery would like to organise an exhibition with this artist, the involved parties should make written agreements regarding the conditions under which the exhibition can be held (see appendix for a Dutch Gallery Association (NGA) model contract).
- The gallery is expected to be professional and competent, and to maintain this professionalism and competence.
- The gallery vouches for the authenticity of the work that they are selling.* In the case that a work is adjudged to be fake by a recognised independent party, the customer may return the work to the gallery owner and have the amount paid for the work refunded.
- A gallery states the following on their website: their objectives, programme, working method and the artists that they represent.
- A gallery is expected to act in accordance with the Fair Practice Code (fairpracticecode.nl), which includes an assurance against inappropriate behaviour at the gallery and elsewhere.
*If desired, certificates of authenticity can be requested from the Dutch Gallery Association (NGA)
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Photography • David Meulenbeld, Len Land Photography, Koen Kievits, Krista Jongsma, Yannick Tossing & many others.