The only gallery of its kind in Düsseldorf, basedonart specializes in exhibiting international contemporary and pre-modern Asian art, as well as antique ceramics. The goal of basedonart is to present exhibitions that illustrate artistic connections across time and culture. In this way, the gallery initiates a cross-cultural dialogue that simultaneously strengthens the individual artistic identities and positions on show. Through their curatorial work, artist-gallerists Dunja Evers and Thomas Mass offer a path of exploration that expands their personal creative practice while contributing to a larger transcultural narrative.
basedonart is an artist-run gallery based in Flingern, Düsseldorf…
… founded in October 2018 by Dunja Evers and Thomas Mass
Dunja Evers, Founder/Director
Dunja Evers is an artist, curator, and art advisor.
As an artist, Dunja Evers has exhibited inter/nationally in Europe, the US, and Japan. She has received multiple grants, scholarships, and residency awards. Her work is represented in major public collections such as the Bundeskunstsammlung, Berlinische Galerie, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf, Fotomuseum Winterthur, and DZ-Bank, among others.
Thomas Mass, Founder/Director
Thomas Mass is an artist, curator, and art advisor.
As an artist, Thomas Mass has exhibited inter/nationally in Europe, the US, and Japan. He has received working grants from the Goethe Institute and the University of California. His work is represented in major public collections like the Bundeskunstsammlung and various private and corporate collections in Germany.
Merit Zimmermann, Gallery Assistance
Merit Zimmermann is a writer and curator.
Merit Zimmermann supports the gallery in areas ranging from exhibition planning and text writing to installation and social media. She gained both theoretical and practical experience in exhibition-making while studying BA (Hons) “Culture, criticism, and curation” at Central Saint Martins in London. Her MSc “Sociology of culture, media, and the arts” (complete June 2022) further broadens this knowledge base from a social scientific perspective.