The aim of Eva Steynen Gallery is to build a sustainable trust-based relation between artists and gallerist and collectors and 'to grow well together'. Eva Steynen combines the commercial aspects of a gallery in the contemporary art market and the more experimental artistic positions, not always easy to categorize. Hence Eva Steynen Gallery distinguishes itself by rather risk-taking and curatorial shows often with a museal character.
Currently the gallery represents Diane Bogaerts, Nel Bonte, Christine Clinckx, Benoît Felix, Alice Janne, Johannes Ulrich Kubiak, Wannes Lecompte, Fred Michiels, Robert Soroko, Ken'ichiro Taniguchi, Jan Verbruggen.
Eva Steynen Gallery is a member of Antwerp Art , and Belgische beroepsverniging van galleriehouders (BUP), and co-organizer of BORGER_Nocturnes, a dynamic group of galleries and art institutions in the East-district of Antwerp.
About Eva Steynen
Eva Steynen studied film at Sint-Lucas Brussels and Philosophy at the Antwerp University, UA and worked 22 years as a producer, scriptwriter, editor and copywriter for the audio-visual industry and for the theater. In the 1990's she was the co-founder of an experimental movie production house. Having a back-ground in art and philosophy, she realized between 2008 and 2012 nomadic group exhibitions as an independent curator. In 2013 Eva Steynen.Deviation(s) was founded to become later Eva Steynen Gallery.
Interview by Oscar van Gelderen for GalleryViewer Magazine (August 2021)
The Gallery of...Eva Steynen
How (and when) did they start their gallery, what has changed in the art world since then, what is their profile, what do they collect themselves, and what is the impact from Corona at their gallery? This week with Eva Steynen (Eva Steynen Gallery)
We’re you exposed to art while growing up?
I was born in the second half of the sixties and raised in Antwerp. My parents were great art lovers, and very involved in Antwerp's cultural life: opera, theatre, the KMSKA, the Middelheim museum. As a little 'pagadder', my father regularly took me to the Museum of Fine Arts to see the great classics and moderns, from Rubens to Rik Wouters. My father spoke softly about the painting and the era it was made, and I let my imagination run wild with what I saw. That definitely shaped me, and I'm very grateful for that. That foundation and early immersion in art history is important to me it enables to better place things in time and understand where they come from..