20 years ago, Minneke Van Campen founded vcrb gallery, then known as Galerie Van Campen & Rochtus, together with her business partner Luc Rochtus and husband Erwin Buys. Erwin has always been a supportive, driving force behind the scenes while still working on his own career.
As the gallery approached its 20th anniversary, they decided it was time for something new. Erwin started working in the gallery fulltime and their youngest daughter Louise fulfilled her dream of joining the family business.
They found an old warehouse smack in the middle of the Museum District in Antwerp, revamped the place and introduced the next chapter: Vcrb gallery and The Platform by vcrb.
Vcrb gallery continues to bring you high-quality contemporary, figurative art by national and international artists. At the core, our selection of artists is all about métier and emotion. Each piece we show, moves/touches us in one way or another.
With our 20 years experience, VCRB has learned a lot about the artist as a human being. One by one, they are extraordinary people from whom we have learned a great deal. It is our mission to let these precious people create and to let the viewers, the art lovers, enjoy their dazzling beauties. It is with great pleasure that we work hard on this every day, establishing contacts at home and abroad to provide our artists with opportunities to bring their work to the right audience nationally and internationally.
Minneke and Erwin are the founders, the driving forces behind the gallery. Recently, their youngest daughter, Louise, joined them to prepare the gallery for the next generation. Marie, the eldest daughter, follows along behind the scenes, but is currently busy with another career. Together with our wonderful freelancers and volunteers, it is more than ever clear that with a strong team we can walk a fantastic path. We are ready for it, are you?
Young artists who are eager to present their work to the world can now apply to the platform. The platform where up-and-coming talent can take their first step into the gallery world.
You can take the name literally: the platform is a real platform in the middle of the brand-new vcrb gallery (Galerie Van Campen & Rochtus) in the South of Antwerp. As of September 2021, it will be the place to be for young talents who are at the start of their art careers and who want to amaze the world with innovative art. the platform will not just be an exhibition space, but also a place for interesting encounters and an inspiring cross-pollination between up-and-coming talent and renowned artists who exhibit in the gallery.
New talents are selected by the Council of the Wise: a committee of experts who recommend young artists and put together the right mix.
let's have dinner
Enjoy an exclusive dinner in the presence of the artist and be prepared for all your senses to be tickled. Join us as a friend or a godfather. Let's take a look at our packages:
€250 pp. incl. btw
exclusive dinner in presence of the artist at the opening night of the exhibition
minimum 4 guests
be a godfather
€4500 incl. btw
you are the one and only godfather of the exhibition of your choice
name and/or logo on all communication about the expo
dinner for 16 people at the opening of the exhibition
the exhibition catalogue as a gift for every guest