Office Baroque is a contemporary art gallery in Antwerp.
Marie Denkens together with Wim Peeters started Office Baroque in a private apartment in Antwerp in 2007. Their initial commitment to art came from the wish to be involved in the process of selecting the art that travels from the artist's studio into the museum. Not to be "in the control room, in the museum," but more "in the kitchen with the artists," offering visibility to cultural producers, who are not yet part of the institutional and critical discourses.
Both Peeters and Denkens had been working respectively as an independent curator and critic before joining forces in 2004. Their first collaboration consisted of co directing Extra City in Antwerp, an established non-profit center for contemporary art. From 2008 thru 2013 the gallery was located in a storefront on Lange Kievitstraat in Antwerp. In November 2013 Office Baroque opened its first gallery in Brussels on Bloemenhofplein, to be followed by a second location on Ravensteinstraat. In September 2020 the gallery returned Antwerp.
Open: Wednesday-Saturday from 14-18h and by appointment.