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.