After running the experimental art space Montevideo in the Antwerp old port (1980-1984) with a renowned international program, the Annie Gentils Gallery opened its doors in the centre of Antwerp in May 1986. The gallery presents contemporary multimedia and conceptual work, as well as painting and sculpture. The gallery has 2 floors; this makes it possible to organise two concurrent exhibitions or to make an important solo exhibition or group exhibition.
The aim was and still is to to give a platform to contemporary Belgian and international artists, some even from the early beginnings of their artistic development. The gallery is well known for his consistent line of quality and critical engagement. Publications and editions have supported the activities of the gallery from the early years until today.