PLUS-ONE Gallery is a contemporary art gallery that represents and exhibits Belgian and international artists. Together with the artist, strategies are defined to bring the body of work to a new level. Occasionally, the gallery opt for the inclusion of older works and artist estates in exhibitions. The gallery aims to build long-term relations with artists, collectors, institutes and other galleries. Moving away from a conventional competition-minded gallery model and creating collaborations with the focus on shared opportunities and networks. PLUS-ONE Gallery was founded in 2016 by Jason Poirier dit Caulier. The name '+1' stands for 'more': the gallery strives for more openness concerning collaboration, more transparency, more Antwerp, more adventure and long-term thinking. The gallery has 2 public spaces located in the Antwerp Art & Museum district.
Gallery Sofie Van de Velde, located in two areas in Antwerp, stands for entrepreneurship in art. Through the participation in art fairs and exhibitions, the gallery focuses on representing artists in a strong international network. Together with the artist, strategies are defined to bring the body of work to a new level. Moving away from a conventional competition-minded gallery model, Sofie Van de Velde’s philosophy is one of collaboration and shared opportunities and networks.
The location at Nieuw Zuid, which is shared with PLUS-ONE Gallery, presents a strong and diverse exhibition program. Both galleries share not only a physical space but also a philosophy, believing in a positive and transparent attitude of collaboration while maintaining their own perspective on artistic choices. As one of the first galleries to settle in this new neighborhood, Gallery Sofie Van de Velde also seeks opportunities for the integration of more art in Nieuw Zuid.
In 2020, the gallery opened a second location in Antwerp South, which is dedicated to solo exhibitions by Belgian and international artists. This gallery operates as an alternating exhibition space with PLUS-ONE Gallery, allowing for a diverse and dynamic curatorial program.