BART KEIJSERS KONING is the curator and co-owner of the LMAKprojects gallery. Graduated from SVA in 2000 specialized in painting, after a transfer from Columbia College Art department where he also studied Business. Prior to joining LMAKprojects in 2009 Keijsers Koning exhibited and curated in the Netherlands and the US, and managed various galleries. LMAKprojects was founded by Louky Keijsers Koning in 2005 and Bart Keijsers Koning joined as co-owner in 2009. The gallery’s primary interest lies in the commitment to the artist’s process and dedication to their thoughts and production. LMAKprojects works with artists who have proven to sustain continuity in their visual expression without being repetitive. The gallery strives to introduce collectors to new horizons through visual, sound, or conceptual experience, as well as opening communication to develop a relation between the viewer and the art. LMAKprojects is known for its exhibitions with international allure and focusing on interdisciplinary practices.
LMAKprojects began operation in two New York spaces, Chelsea and Williamsburg, however, in October of 2008 it relocated to the Lower East Side (LES). The ground floor space features two levels with the first floor being solely dedicated to exhibitions, and the downstairs lower level for an office and private viewing. The new location allows for a focused program and an accessible neighborhood to welcome collectors. The gallery presents works in all media, ranging from drawing, painting, photography, video/film, and sculpture by artists from all over the world. Artistsʼ works have been acquired through LMAKprojects by such institutions as Museo del Barrio, New York; Contemporary Museum of Photography, Chicago; Guggenheim, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Philbrook Museum, Tulsa OK; Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, France and San Fransisco, US; and Rhode Island Museum of Art, RI. The gallery has been reviewed in such publications as the New York Times, Art in America, Artforum, The Village Voice, the Washington Post, among others. LMAKprojects is a member of NADA and ArtTable respectively.
Bart Keijsers Koning: “I Have to Make Sure That My Artists Are Placed in History”