ARTE PONTE was established in 2016 as an initiative by Dr. Jasmin Kossen, artist career coach and owner of JanKossen contemporary Gallery. For years she has coached, mentored and helped artists to find their place within the art-world. This has led to other initiatives such as online courses, one-to-one coaching and the establishment of the Arte Ponte platform.
Arte Ponte specialises in art and event management for artists who seek gallery representation, experience in art fair participation, to increase their client network and an opportunity to sell their work in a gallery or art fair environment. Art fairs where Arte Ponte has exhibited artists include SCOPE Miami, New York and Basel, and local fairs in Europe. Artists who have been selected in Arte Ponte projects are promoted via the ArtePonte.art site, which is an artist-to-buyer platform. Main clients are corporate buyers, interior designers and young collectors.
ARTE PONTE is currently present with administrative offices in Basel, Switzerland and formally held gallery exhibitions under the JanKossen Flagship until 2019 in the New York Chelsea gallery space (before the pandemic.)
The Graduate show
Arte Ponte also provides focused help to fresh graduates or fledgling artists, who often lack a mentor to guide them in their career development. For this Arte Ponte has established a mentoring program, which includes guidelines in CV development, artist statement writing and general consultation on their work. One new project to be launched in correlation to this, is to help fledgling artists find their “forever” gallery to take them under their wing. This has given birth to a new initiative “The Graduate” exhibition, where a group of artist will be selected to showcase their work during the ART in Basel Switzerland. The first edition is planned for 2023. Updates on this project will be published on this site in due course.