VAN HAM Representatives


Nikolaus Biedermann

+49 (172) 5826686


VAN HAM Kunstauktionen is expanding its network of representatives just in time for the company's 60th anniversary. The art market is booming. After the successes in Germany's capital and the increasing inquiries from the Berlin and Brandenburg area, it was about time to establish a branch in Berlin. Expert days and special previews have already been part of the program for years. Thanks to our Berlin experts Olaf Schneemann and Nikolaus Biedermann, VAN HAM can now guarantee even more personal and intensive customer contact throughout the year. The representative office cooperates closely with the Cologne headquarters and guarantees service at highest standard. For high-quality objects and collections, appointments can be made directly on-site at any time. Use this free service and contact us by telephone or send us your inquiry by e-mail, post or WhatsApp with photographs.

Olaf Schneemann studied Japanese Studies and East Asian Art History at Freie Universität in Berlin. This was followed by teaching assignments at Freie Universität and stays in Japan and the Republic of South Korea. In addition, he gained international experience at the Chester Beatty Library in Ireland. As a member of the German Society for East Asian Art and a long-time freelancer for the National Museums of Prussian Cultural Heritage, he is closely associated with the cultural and museum life of the capital. Already during his studies he gained experience in the art market at various auction houses and galleries. Since 2014, Mr. Schneemann has worked with vigour for VAN HAM Fine art Auctioneers in various functions. Born in Berlin, he knows his way around the city very well and is happy to assist you with words and deeds.

After studying economics at the University of Bonn and Cologne, Nikolaus Biedermann started his professional career in a young gallery in Berlin. After various positions in the art market, he began his career with VAN HAM in the Modern and Contemporary Art Department in 2015. Since 2016, he was significantly involved in building up the VAN HAM Art Estate department. Mr. Biedermann was responsible for and published the online catalogues of Bernd Berner and Friedrich Gräsel for VAN HAM Art Estate. In 2017, he successfully established the ONLINE ONLY auctions at VAN HAM and headed the department, that offers curated online sales every two weeks and which attrac international attention. From July 2019, Nikolaus Biedermann will be available in Berlin as our representative, especially for modern and contemporary art, and will take care of your consignments in this area.