|Type||Art gallery, contemporary art|
|Founder||Tim Van Laere|
Tim Van Laere Gallery is a contemporary art gallery in Antwerp, founded in 1997 by Tim Van Laere. The gallery focuses both on the work of young, emerging artists and established international artists.
Ever since the gallery was founded, it has acquired a reputation on the global art scene, with artists from many different countries exhibiting works of all media (sculpture, painting, video, installation, photography). In the past couple of years, important names such as Kati Heck, Jonathan Meese, Anton Henning, Adrian Ghenie, Nicolas Provost and Rinus Van de Velde have all had solo shows at the gallery.
The gallery is showing 6 exhibitions per year and participates in a number of International Art Fairs.
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