Alternative gallery platforms to the brick-and-mortar space


15 January 2024

15 January 2024

Join us for a conversation with first-time Exhibitors: Emmelie Koster, founder and co-director of No Man’s Art Gallery (Amsterdam, Netherlands); Gisela Guieros, founder of her eponymous space Gisela Projects (Brooklyn, NY); and Laura González Palacios, founder of Chiquita Room (Barcelona, Spain) for a discussion diving into their program initiatives that go beyond the physical space.

Gisela Projects (founded in 2021, New York, NY) has participated in art fairs in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Miami and has organized pop-ups in New York, London and in important galleries such as Galeria Estação and Pablo’s Birthday. Their first project was done in collaboration with the NY Summerfest, where videos by their artists were projected onto the sides of the Brooklyn Bridge.

Based in Barcelona, Spain, Chiquita Room works simultaneously as a gallery, a residence for artists, an artist book publisher, and a soft collecting membership. Dedicated to accompanying artists along their projects, Chiquita Room aims to reflect relevant issues to society through a critical, innovative, and collective approach while exploring the poetics of artistic expression from the interaction between art and other disciplines.

Over the past decade, No Man's Art Gallery has actively promoted emerging artists from diverse backgrounds through innovative channels, particularly its international pop-up galleries. Yearly, the gallery team, under the leadership of Emellie Koster and Lih-Lan Wong, travels to a new destination to set up a temporary gallery space. Previously, the pop-up gallery has opened in Mexico City, Tehran, Cape Town, Shanghai, Mumbai and various European cities.