JanKossen Contemporary was established in Basel 2009 by Dr Jasmin Kossenjans, and focuses primarily on abstract, conceptual art created by both established and mid-career international talents.
JanKossen has two locations, organising regular exhibitions in New York, USA and in Venice, Italy (2017). Head administration is in Basel, Switzerland. Besides participating actively during selected, international in art fairs, the gallery specializes in private sales in the secondary market with a focus on the work by European, Chinese and American twentieth century and contemporary artists. The gallery also provides advisory and collection management services. The gallery is involved in the production of its artists and is committed to a strong editorial policy with the publication of exhibition catalogues and artists' retrospectives.
In 2013, the gallery founding director Dr. Jasmin Kossenjans established the NGO organisation ARTE PONTE, a Swiss non-profit cultural institute and association that supports emerging and established visual artists, curators, designers and architects as well as professionals within the art-world by fostering connections to a network of opportunities. Via Arte Ponte, JanKossen collaborates with NGOs, art residency initiatives, as well as partner galleries, in order to introduce fresh talent to New York, as well as host exhibitions in Venice, Italy during the Venice Biennale.