Art Antwerp 2023
"I was delighted to visit Art Antwerp this year. A relatively young contemporary art fair organised by Art Brussels, Art Antwerp returned this year for its third edition at the Antwerp Expo. " - Natalia Shpytkovska
Antwerp’s rich artistic heritage and vibrant contemporary art scene make it an ideal host city for this emerging art fair. This year, the fair welcomed 72 participating galleries from 12 different countries, covering a mix of well-established galleries with over a decade of contributions to the art world.
Featuring a strong programme, half of the galleries come from Belgium, of which 16 of these galleries are from Antwerp itself, while the other half, totalling 37 galleries, come from abroad, keeping the DNA of the fair internationally and most definitively strongly locally rooted. The representation of countries is as follows: Austria, Belgium, China, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the UK and the USA.
The fair distinguishes itself by providing a platform for contemporary art galleries to showcase a diverse selection of established and up-and-coming artists. Unlike larger art fairs, Art Antwerp offers an intimate atmosphere that fosters personal connections between collectors, art lovers and galleries, encouraging meaningful conversations. Art Antwerp is set to be an ambitious smaller-sized contemporary art fair and one of the major players in the city of Antwerp.