KETELEER GALLERY opened its doors in 2012 at the Leopoldstraat 57, Antwerp, Belgium. The following 7 years it organically evolved into a family driven business in which a dynamic and open contact with the local and international artworld became its core focus while honouring Belgium’s rich art history. The familial character translates itself in a warm and open environment in order to lower the threshold and offer a refreshing experience to the broadest possible audience.
September 2019, KETELEER moved to a new space at the Pourbusstraat 3-5, in the South of Antwerp, a well-known building where NICC (then ICC) and many galleries created a now famous history. Centrally located between the Royal Museum of Fine Arts, the M HKA, the Photo Museum and the ‘New South’, this location becomes a symbol for new collaborations and the joining of both young and established, forgotten and world famous, off-centre and leading Belgian and international artists.
October 2019, BREMDONCK, a new gallery space in the middle of the Peerdsbos forest of Brasschaat, was inaugurated. On this unique location, the interaction between man, art and nature sets the tone. A 14th century farmhouse was completely renovated, saving it from ruin, to create a history-laden backdrop for site-complementary exhibitions. The surrounding outside space offers the opportunity to curate a continuously evolving sculpture garden to allow nature to truly affect the art, and art to affect nature.
December 2019, KETELEER GALLERY started the continuation of the main representation of all of Deweer Gallery’s active artists and the Deweer Gallery estate, consisting of the entire Deweer Gallery collection. Out of a sincere admiration and respect for Deweer’s family, history and name in both Belgium and abroad, all this operates as a close partnership with Gerald and Bart Deweer, who will stay active as key liaisons and advisors, honouring the close ties that were built with artists and collectors over the years. The gallery’s aim is to strengthen and broaden the existing ties, with an open mind, to open up new possibilities while ensuring the continuation of the important positions of artists that were represented by Deweer Gallery in Belgium. This latest venture is a conscious step towards the future, in keeping with the gallery’s international aspirations.