Josep Maynou, Leisure, Installation view, 2017, Courtesy Bombon Projects

Bombon Projects, Barcelona

Interview with Bernat Daviu and Joana Roda, founders of the gallery Bombon Projects in Barcelona

Be wild and have fun. This is what the founders of Bombon Projects tell their artists. Bernat Daviu, an artist with experience in an auction house, and Joana Roda, an art historian, opened their gallery in Barcelona despite the difficulties of running such a business in the Catalan city. But they seem to do just fine, thanks to their humorous approach.

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Linus Bill + Adrien Horni, Gemälde Linus + Adrien, 2017, Exhibition view, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Photo by Jeroen de Smalen, Courtesy the artist and Ellen de Bruijne Projects

Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam

Interview with Ellen de Bruijne, founder of the gallery Ellen de Bruijne Projects in Amsterdam

Ellen de Bruijne first came into contact with contemporary art through her farther, later she has been working for art projects and museums. In 1999 she opened her own gallery in Amsterdam with a program that is focusing on new tendencies in performative art, social related art and installations.

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Jose Dávila, Nic Hess, Arcangelo Sassolino, Sign o’ the Times, 2017, Installation view, Photo Simon Vogel, Courtesy the artist and Philipp von Rosen Galerie

Philipp von Rosen, Cologne

Interview with Philipp von Rosen, founder of the gallery Philipp von Rosen

With its fair Art Cologne and a long tradition of art collecting, Cologne is one of the most important art cities in Germany. Philipp von Rosen talks about his reasons for running his gallery here, and not in the ‘somewhat overhyped Berlin’, and how it all started years ago with a girl in high school he wanted to impress.

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Madragoa, Lisbon

Interview with Matteo Consonni, co-founder of the gallery Madragoa in Lisbon

Lisbon is attracting more and more attention for its art and creative scene. Last year the Spanish art fair Arco opened a Portuguese branch here, which will be celebrating its second edition in a couple of weeks, and last October the Edp Foundation inaugurated its new museum, the Maat. The terrain is also fertile for new galleries opening their headquarters here. One is Madragoa, an initiative by Portuguese Gonçalo Jesus and Italian Matteo Consonni, who told us his story.

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Dominik Lang, Bone Collectors, 2015, Exhibition view, Photo credit Ondrej Polak, Courtesy Hunt Kastner

Hunt Kastner, Prague

Interview with Camille Hunt and Kacha Kastner, founder of the gallery Hunt Kastner in Prague

Prague is not the place that pops up in your mind at first if you think of contemporary art. Out of this need an American and a Canadian opened Hunt Kastner in 2005. Kacha Kaster came to Prague in 1991, she has family here. Camille Hunt is Canadian, who came originally to teach English, and was only planning to stay for a year maximum.

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Nicolas Lamas, Dysfunctional Links, 2016, Installation view, Photo credit Philippe De Gobert, Courtesy of the artist and Meessen De Clercq

Meessen De Clercq, Brussels

Interview with Olivier Meessen and Jan De Clercq, founders of the gallery Meessen De Clercq in Brussels

An art historian and a former economist brought their quite different backgrounds together and opened Meessen de Clercq in 2008. United by a strong interest in literature and art Olivier Meessen and Jan De Clercq work on a program of international artists with a focus on literature and poetry, memory and reflection.

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Cinnnamon, Rotterdam

Interview with Pieter Dobbelsteen, founder of the gallery Cinnnamon in Rotterdam

An artist coming back from Australia after a few years, a city in constant evolution, a pinch of cinnamon that stimulates the senses. These are the ingredients of the successful beginning of Cinnnamon, a contemporary art gallery founded by Pieter Dobbelsteen in Rotterdam in 2015. Here the whole story.

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Piotr Makowski, Modern Series, Courtesy the artist and Antoine Levi, Paris, Photo: Claire Dorn

Antoine Levi, Paris

Interview with Antoine Levi, founder of the gallery Antoine Levi in Paris

A train to Paris, a Frenchman, an Italian woman, a cat: the start of a new gallery for contemporary art in Belleville. Antoine Levi told us the story of his Galerie Antoine Levi, keeping the suspense about the future and a new location.

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Revenant: Don’t Expect Anything a séance mediated by Paolo Chiasera, Installation view at Daniel Marzona, Berlin

Daniel Marzona, Berlin

Interview with Daniel Marzona, founder of the gallery Daniel Marzona in Berlin

“Don’t expect anything.” The title of Paolo Chiasera’s exhibition at Daniel Marzona’s gallery could be a leitmotif for Marzona himself. The son of the internationally known art collector Egidio Marzona, after having worked for seven years at Konrad Fischer’s Berlin branch, Daniel Marzona now goes his own way with his Berlin gallery, opened in 2014 at the southern end of Friedrichstrasse.

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Kate Steciw, ACTIFE PLASSITY Installation view, 2014

Neumeister Bar-Am, Berlin

Interview with Barak Bar-Am, co-founder of the gallery Neumeister Bar-Am in Berlin

Can Berlin’s bourgeois Charlottenburg district become a place for young and innovative art galleries? Yes, according to Barak Bar-Am, who opened his gallery there in September 2013 with Jean-Pierre Neumeister. The gallery Neumeister Bar-Am is located on the second floor of the old post office on Goethestrasse, a red-brick and grey-sandstone building from the end of the 19th century shared with established Berlin gallery Max Hetzler. Other neighbors are Lars Friedrich, Mathew, and Silberkuppe.

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