KunstRAI x Hama Gallery

On Saturday May 6, from 1 PM to 6 PM, KunstRAI / Art Amsterdam is dedicated to the (starting) art professional. During the program, developed together with Hama Gallery (stand 29), artists, professionals and gallery owners, each with a different vision of the field, will offer an innovative and inspiring addition to the world of contemporary art through two talks. The moderator of these talks will be Zineb Seghrouchni (DAR cultural agency).

Artists Mina Abouzahra and Eline Martherus, gallery owners Yvonne de Jong (Root Gallery) and Christina Voulgari (Enari Gallery) and board member of the Dutch Gallery Association (NGA) Jorien de Vries (also GRIMM Gallery) will join them. Together with the audience, they will seek answers to the questions art lovers have. The ever-evolving, innovative world of contemporary art offers many possibilities. How we position ourselves within it and what we promote is an important basis for the program.


Melroy Bisel (Lekkermenselijk): Drawing With Text: 1 PM – 2:45 PM

Melroy Bisel, the artist behind Lekkermenselijk, depicts the experiences of ordinary people, such as sex, relationships and politics, and combines them with his personal interests in cats and veganism.
‘It intrigues me how humans work. I think about it a lot. What makes us human?’ Melroy expresses these thoughts in drawings with text, for the first time live in co-creation with visitors.

Up Next in Art: Textile | 3 PM – 3:45 PM

With Mina Abouzahra and Eline Martherus.

Up Next in Art: Transparency | 4 PM – 5 PM

With Yvonne de Jong, Christina Voulgari and Jorien de Vries.

Drinks: On the Oestercompagnie terrace 5 PM – 6 PM