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Galerie Fons Welters is a gallery for emerging contemporary art in Europe. Located in the center of Amsterdam, the gallery presents both national and international artists. Its origins date back to 1984 when Fons Welters opened a gallery space in the Jordaan area. Opening its doors in 1988 in a former garage in Amsterdam's Jordaan area, the gallery has been praised for its distinctive quality of showing young talented artist when they are still relatively unknown. Since its start, the gallery established itself nationally and internationally with its particular focus on installation art and sculptural approaches. Maintaining a diverse exhibition programme, Galerie Fons Welters presents solo exhibitions and group shows of the gallery artists as well as special projects.

An expanded exhibition program was initiated in 2000 when the Playstation program started in the front space of the gallery. Mostly consisting of solo’s by young artist the program introduced the works of among others Jan de Cock, Folkert de Jong, Renzo Martens, Nathaniel Mellors (2005), Magali Reus (2006), Amalia Pica (2006) Melanie Bonajo, of whom some would later join the gallery's roster. The front space now shows gallery artists mixed with young international artists who have not been presented in the Netherlands before.

Throughout the years, the gallery has worked with different generations of artists, such as Aernout Mik (1992), Matthew Monahan (1998), Thomas Houseago (2000), Gabriel Lester (2000), Shana Moulton (2007) and more recently with David Jablonowski (2012) Olga Balema (2013), Evelyn Taocheng Wang (2015), always by starting to work with each one of them in an early and precious moment of their careers. The gallery participates in several international art fairs yearly.

Fons Welters - founding director
Nick Terra - director
Nina Fontijne - artist liaison
Daphne Kramer - registrar


Bloemstraat 140
1016 LJ Amsterdam
The Netherlands


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