OpenArtExchange is an international art gallery founded in 2018, which aims to stimulate and connect contemporary visual artists from non-Western countries with the Western art and culture world. This is realized through our online platform and through the OpenArtExchange Center located within the Rotterdam region. 

OpenArtExchange seeks collaboration with contemporary visual artists (collectives), particularly within the Rotterdam region, to shape its cultural exchange activities. This collaboration can vary from working with our affiliated artists on art projects, providing or participating in workshops, participating in our art and culture debates or other events, to renting studio space at our center.

OpenArtExchange would like to explore collaboration with companies and art collectors who professionally manage and build art collections. In addition, OpenArtExchange is open to all companies that are interested in art and creativity and would like to make a contribution. This can vary from making their own building available for exhibiting art, sponsoring specific art events in kind, to taking creatively oriented culture and leadership training courses or renting appealing art spaces in our center for holding conferences and meetings.

OpenArtExchange seeks to collaborate with art and cultural institutions, both in the Netherlands, and the countries of origin of our artists and wider Europe. This can vary from aligning artistic programming around themes, joint programming of expositions or other community events, jointly developing a vision, to hiring guest curators, exchanging information, making use of each other’s platform and / or facilitating each other’s activities.

OpenArtExchange seeks to collaborate with educational institutions, including art colleges and universities, to shape cultural exchange, research and education activities. This can vary from jointly exchanging, developing or (mutually) providing master classes, facilitating research, providing learning and work experience places, having studio spaces available, or collaborating on art projects or other community events.

With its mode of operation, OpenArtExhange aims to strengthen the local community and, where suitable, deploy local employees or offer opportunities to people with a disadvantage in the labour market. As such, OpenArtExchange actively seeks cooperation with relevant local agencies.

Christmas sale 2021

Despite lock-down: Have a look at our Christmas sale online or walk by our window at Hoogstraat 85 till 30/12/2021 5 pm! We deliver for free or arrange for pick up. View here our discounted works on offer…

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Open on december 19th

Christmas is coming! Our gallery is already festively decorated. Coming Sunday you are warmly welcome to join us for some glühwein whilst enjoying our Christmas sale with small works discounted

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Monday: closed

Tuesday: closed

Wednesday: 10am-6pm

Thursday: 10am-6pm

Friday: 10am-6pm

Saturday: 10am-6pm

Sunday: 1-6pm

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Een levendige nieuwe Afrikaanse hedendaagse kunsttentoonstelling is te zien in deze relatief jonge prachtige galerie (250 m 2) tot 4 oktober. Vier generaties Afrikaanse kunst van de reeds bekende tot de opkomende kunstenaars. Een ervaring die ik meer dan opwindend heb gevonden en die je aanmoedigt om te ontdekken! De beheerder, Joke Bakker, heet u welkom (binnen de gezondheidsnormen) en leidt u door de grondtentoonstelling en de vaste collectie op de 1 straatverdieping. Voor de verzamelaars, groot en klein, vindt u redelijke prijzen die bij u passen.
Edwin Schalk
Edwin Schalk
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Beautiful gallery. Knowledgeable and helpful people to guide you around.
Julienne Schalk
Julienne Schalk
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Wat een mooie gallery! Gelegen in het centrum tussen de winkels en cafés. Wisselende Afrikaanse kunst hebben ze hangen. Er is altijd iemand aanwezig die je een professionele uitleg kan geven. Mijn favoriete kunstenaar is Kingsley Ogwara. Ben je in de buurt? Loop dan even naar binnen. Je zult er geen spijt van krijgen!