Joey Ramone


JOEY RAMONE was founded in 2012 by Greek artist Kiki Petratou & Dutch collector Hans Bakker. The gallery, which we like to call a 'Half-Artist Run Gallery', is committed to developing an ambitious and vibrant multidisciplinary and cross-generational program. Right from the start it has been presenting a group of international artists who use a diverse range of media to explore contemporary socio-political, cultural and technological themes.

In 2016 the gallery stepped into a new face by doubling its space. This not only instigated the interaction between the artists, galleries and our public but it also created new exhibition and collaborative formats. Next to the regular gallery program, which presents six solo exhibitions a year, the gallery has been running an irregular side program, which includes curated group shows, artist talks, lectures, film screenings, performances and project collaboration. JOEY RAMONE has been co-operating with festivals such as the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Poetry International and Motel Mozaique and non-profit spaces such as Roodkapje, DE PLAYER and WORM. The objective is to provide a platform for contemporary art and discourse, by combining the attributes of both a conventional gallery (facilitating the long-term development of the artists' careers) and the more content and context-based approach of a non-profit initiative.