This year would mark the fifteenth time that Galerie Ron Mandos participates at Art Brussels, one of Europe’s oldest and most established art fairs. The 38th edition of Art Brussels, which was to be held in April 2020 at the emblematic Tour & Taxis site in Brussels, was unfortunately postponed until April 2021 due to the coronavirus. Galerie Ron Mandos decided to bring its fair presentation to the gallery and is proud to present Changez! Art Brussels in Amsterdam. By organizing this presentation, the gallery provides encouragement to Art Brussels and promotes seven artists who were otherwise unable to show their work.
Galerie Ron Mandos has had a special connection with Art Brussels since the very beginning of its existence. Early in 2000, Ron Mandos started working with Hans Op de Beeck, then a young Belgian artist who did not yet have gallery representation. In 2001, he won the Prijs Jonge Belgische Schilderkunst (Belgian Art Prize) and finished his residency at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. The promising young Belgian artist and Ron Mandos soon set a name in the Belgian art scene.
Ron Mandos: “I’m very happy to know so many people in Belgium. It was a logical step to operate in Brussels. There I’ve always been welcomed with open arms. The inspiring, late director, Karen Renders, and her successors Anne Vierstraete and Nele Verhaeren induced me to come back each and every year.”
Meanwhile, the gallery built a large network of Belgian collectors, made many new friends, and organized interesting projects in Brussels. There were solo presentations by Renato Nicolodi, Levi van Veluw and Jacco Oliver. Ever since its first participation at Art Brussels in 2006, Galerie Ron Mandos presented Belgian artists together with Dutch artists. As the gallery grew, international artists like Daniel Arsham, Anthony Goicolea, Isaac Julien, Ryan McGinness, Mohau Modisakeng, Muntean/Rosenblum, and Troika joined the fair booth in Brussels.
Proud of this history and committed to taking part in this year’s edition of Art Brussels, Galerie Ron Mandos transformed its gallery into a vibrant fair setting. In conjunction with the presentation in Amsterdam, there will be several online presentations, revealing to you the newest works by by Renato Nicolodi, Hans Op de Beeck, Muntean/Rosenblum, Ryan McGinness, Anthony Goicolea, Levi van Veluw, and Jacco Olivier.