About us...

Lifeisart is a small gallery in the heart of Antwerp. Our aims are:


The story of Lifeisart begins a long time ago, when Alec Nierinck met the artist Patrick Van Hoeydonck, son of Paul Van Hoeydonck, and became enveloped in the world of art. The gallery’s activities kicked off ten years ago in the restaurant with the same name, which to this date holds on to its double identity as a cozy bistro as well as an art space for small-scale exhibitions as well as our permanent collection. The actual gallery is a small and elegant space on the other side of the street. We always keep one wall in the restaurant available for a work from the current exhibition, so as to create a link between the both spaces.

Three years ago Alec co-founded KunST+ with Nathalie De Pessemier, who coördinates the initiative. KunST+ is a workspace for artists with a mental handicap. The workspace and the gallery are located in the same street, and in this way they represent and stimulate the dialogue between various concepts of and attitudes towards art.


Are you an artist? Do you think our space might be just the right canvas for your work? Contact us or stop by the gallery!

NEW! We have opened an art space inside Lifeisart Restaurant (Sint Jorispoort 21-23). The space offers two walls for small-scale exhibitions: ideal for beginning artists, or anyone who is looking for an accessible space to show a limited number of works, so as to allow a broad audience a "taste" of their work!


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