twelve twelve gallery opened its doors for the first time in September 2016. Silvia Bakker, gallery owner worked for 5 years as an artist. After that period she made the decision to create a platform for her colleagues. The artists that she works with in the gallery create in a way that she recognizes herself. Silvia uses their work to speak. twelve twelve is located in the authentic shopping street in the city centre of The Hague, between two iconic paces downtown The Hague, the Grote Kerk and the Palace garden.
The gallery has twelve shows a year, with a main focus to show conceptual and engaged art. Silvia is convinced that art has to contribute to a better world, in different ways. The solid base of artists from Holland to Zimbabwe and Syria make you appreciate, motivate and aware of social issues. Through the art the gallery wants you to connect, motivate and to make you aware of contemporary issues. Their goal is not only to symbolically create a dialogue but to contribute in material terms. Through every sold artwork, we invest 10% in education.