ALBADA JELGERSMA opened in September 2017 and is located on Lijnbaansgracht 318 in the centre of Amsterdam. The gallery’s goal is to bring groundbreaking contemporary art from abroad to the Netherlands. It aims to contribute to the conversation that makes art vital: events will be organised where artists, art critics, scientists and art lovers meet to investigate and share the meaning and value of art. The gallery will show a new exhibition every two months. The gallery wants to connect and does that by organising, among other things, lectures to teach novice art lovers more about art and purchasing.
Renée Albada Jelgersma has worked for years in the New York art world. After her Master of Arts Administration at Indiana University (Indiana, USA) she completed internships with Christie’s, David Zwirner and LMAKprojects. In 2010, Renée joined Peter Blum Gallery, a leading gallery in New York. In 2014 and 2015 she worked for Flatland Gallery in Amsterdam, where after she returned to Peter Blum Gallery as associate director in 2016.
Lucas Albada Jelgersma is an entrepreneur in heart and soul. After selling his company in 2016 in the recruitment industry, he decided it was time for a career switch. Due to his love for art and the enthusiasm of his sister, the decision to start a gallery was quickly made.