JOEY RAMONE was launched on February 2012 by Greek artist Kiki Petratou & Dutch gallerist 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.
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 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.
With a brand new project space located exactly next to the gallery JOEY RAMONE will pursue the adventure further in a regular basis!