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Quality is key to our concept and ambition.
We do not compromise on quality when it comes to selecting artworks for our website. To ensure that you will only find exclusive works on this platform, every artwork has been carefully screened, analyzed and selected by a panel of professional curators. Every work on our website is a guaranteed original that comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.
Our three curators have been selected on the basis of their thorough knowledge of contemporary art, their critical eye and their professional insight. All of our curators have at least 25 years experience in contemporary art as: organizer of art exhibitions, regular member of art juries, advisor to official cultural & art institutions, expert in the selection of fine art for museums or private collections, writer or art critic.
They are the drive behind our platform for both artists and art lovers worldwide: promoting talented artists by selecting their finest works of art.
Jennifer Plasman is since March 2019 active as curator within Allegrarte. Jennifer has an extensive experience in the area of contemporary art. She has worked for over almost 10 years in several contemporary art galleries based in Brussels (BE): at the gallery” Maruani”, at the gallery “Bodson” and at the gallery “Super Dakota”. In her role of gallery manager and assistant she was responsible for the daily management of the gallery. She has also worked for over 5 years for “The Skateroom”, a social entrepreneurship project, with as objective to produce and to distribute artist’s limited editions all over the world. In 2018 she set up and organized a large exhibition with a number of (talented) Belgian artists such as Sébastien Bonin, Patrick Carpentier, David de Tscharner, Raphaël Lecoquierre and Brice Guilbert. Today she is, besides her role as curator for Allegrarte, working as project coordinator at the Foundation CAB, a minimal and conceptual art space based in Brussels (BE).
Yolande De Bontridder has been active in the field of contemporary art since 1993 as an art advisor, gallery owner (Archetype) and curator. She has gained over 15 years experience as a corporate art advisor for many multinational companies such as GlaxoSmithKline, Siemens, Winterthur, Banque de Luxembourg, Agoria, Boston Consulting Group, CBR, Mc Kinsey, L’Oréal and many others. Here she gave advice with important acquisitions, was in charge of organizing art exhibitions, and realized a large number of ambitious projects dealing with the interaction between the corporate environment and the art field. Beyond corporate advising, Yolande also owned a contemporary art gallery for more than 12 years. She also curated several important exhibitions such as the major retrospective of the well-known Belgian artist Jo Delahaut in 2013 (with Laura Neve) at the Botanique, cultural centrum in Brussels, and the exhibition Monsens in 2015 (with Carine Fol) at the BAM, Mons (BE), about Art Brut and Contemporary Art.
Hilde Van Canneyt is best known for her interviews with both known and unknown artists residing in Belgium and the Netherlands. She has posted an interview every two weeks on her art blog “hildevancanneyt.blogspot.com” since 2008. In 2013, 85 interviews with Belgian and Dutch artists were published in her first book “Hilde vraagt”. The interview format has allowed Hilde to translate the motivation and inspiration of artists in a very comprehensible manner for the widest possible audience. The easy access and low threshold have made her work very popular over the years. As an art critic Hilde writes for specialized art magazines such as Beeldenmagazine, Kunstletters, Kunsttijdschrift Vlaanderen, STAALKAART, d'Academie, … She’s a frequent and much appreciated member of art juries (Canvascollectie, Kunstsalon Gent, Art school graduation juries, …) and has organized multiple art exhibitions (Arttraces, Kunst@Rode Kruis, Kortrijk Vlaandert). She is also a member of the Commission for cultural subventions of the Flemish Community.