My work as an Art Consultant and Curator is based on a passion for art and a great admiration for what artists create. I want to help them show their work, promote and give it a place.
By having been a gallery owner, organizer, curator and Art Fair owner in recent years. I have created large network of artists / gallery owners / collectors and other art professionals such as: curators, museum directors, policy makers and art critics.
As initiator / organizer / owner of the Art Fairs RAW Art Fair / RC Art Fair / RAW Expo / NO WALLS expo the past years and as curator of the contemporary art at North Sea Jazz festival since 2013 I know very well how to set up larger projects and manage them.
As an Art consultant and curator I no longer need a permanent exhibition space, as I had since 2010 until July 2018, when I had a Bob Smit gallery in Rotterdam.
In the coming years I will work from Kortgene (Zeeland) with a permanent group of freelancers.
I will help the artist directly from out their studios getting the works a right place, at private companies and institutions. I will show and present the artists at Dutch and International Art Fairs.
Art Consultant artists
Advising / guiding artists:
- Develop a vision
- Show work
- To promote
- Sell their work
Representative / manager of Artists:
- Presentation at art fairs
- Making exhibitions
- Promote work
- Planning / logistics
- Making publications
- mediate in sales
- mediate / supervise assignments
Art Consultant Collectors (large, small or starting), companies and institutions
- Mediate purchases / sales
- Assignment / Visits of art fairs and studios
- Project management
- Guide with setting up a collection
- Art Handeling
- Packing up
- Coordination transport / storage
- Placement / hanging work
As a freelance curator I work for institutions, festivals, companies, collectors or artists. To make large or small exhibitions for longer or a short presentations. The Netherlands is where most projects take place, but I do also do things outside of the Netherlands. No location is too difficult (everything is possible).