“I had the idea of opening a gallery as an artist many years ago, around 2003 or 2004, while I was living in Antwerp, just a few years after I finished the Rijksakademie. I soon realised I wasn’t ready to run a gallery, but the idea buried in the back of my mind. About ten years later, after many adventures, including living a few years in Australia, I moved back to the Netherlands. I didn’t want to go back to working eight hours a day alone in the studio as an artist. I have always needed to be engaged in different roles and activities in my life. In 2014, I came back to my idea of opening a gallery. ”

Read the full interview here on Art Index Rotterdam.