Art Paris 2022
Grand Palais Éphémère on the Champ-de-Mars
07 – 10 April

A 2022 edition of very high calibre that builds on the success of the 2021 edition. A strong commitment to the environment with two themes – Natural Histories and Art & Environment – combined with an innovative and sustainable approach to organising an art fair. The high-level 2022 selection reflects the growing momentum of this major spring event for modern and contemporary art. Boosted by the success of the September 2021 edition that inaugurated the Grand Palais Éphémère on the Champ-de-Mars with a record-breaking 72,745 visitors, Art Paris is back from 7 to 10 April 2022 with a strong selection of 130 modern and contemporary galleries from some 20 different countries.

Both regional and cosmopolitan, this 24th edition counts 30% new exhibitors.
Returning heavyweights Continua, Lelong & Co., massimodecarlo, kamel mennour and Perrotin are joined by Max Hetzler (Berlin, Paris, London) and Bernier Eliades (Athens, Brussels). As far as French galleries are concerned, gb agency, Christophe Gaillard, Catherine Issert, Pietro Sparta, Praz-Delavallade and denise rené will be exhibiting for the first time at Art Paris alongside international newcomers such as Fernando Pradilla (Madrid), Rodolphe Janssen (Brussels) and Xippas (Brussels, Geneva, Montevideo, Paris, Punta del Este).

Mathieu Cherkit, Implication, 2021, oil on camvas, Xippas Gallery

This edition also sees the arrival of Brame Lorenceau, Galerie des Modernes and Galerie Jacques Bailly who will be enhancing the modern art offer. The African art scene takes root at the fair with 1957 Gallery (Ghana), Loft Art Gallery (Morocco) and Véronique Rieffel (Ivory Coast), who are joined by Parisian galleries 31 Project, Magnin-A, Templon, Anne de Villepoix and Carole Kvasnevski. The latter will be devoting its stand to South African artist Zanele Muholi.

Sarah Trouche, Arctic action, Svalbard, 2021, photography, Galerie Marguerite Milin.

Focusing on discovering and rediscovering artists, Art Paris puts the spotlight on independent and emerging galleries such as Backslash, Félix Frachon, Ibasho, Eric Linard, Irène Laub and, which will all be joining the fair in 2022. Art Paris also encourages the presentation of monographic exhibitions, whilst supporting young galleries and emerging artists in the “Promises” sector that brings together around ten exhibitors.
In 2022 and with two complementary themes, Art Paris presents a new approach to art that focuses on the living world.

Natural Histories: A Focus on the French Scene by Alfred Pacquement.
Since 2018, Art Paris has consistently supported the French contemporary art scene by inviting curators to lend a subjective, historical and critical eye on a selection of specific projects by French artists presented by participating galleries. With Natural Histories: A Focus on the French Scene, independent exhibition curator Alfred Pacquement will share his perspective on the French scene with a selection of 20 artists from different generations, whilst considering the way in which these artists see the natural world and how plants and animals have once again found their place in the contemporary aesthetic. According to Alfred Pacquement: “From exploring, observing and taking stock of nature, to noting how it is transformed or endangered, showcasing it and recounting its every aspect… today, the interest of artists in the plant and animal kingdoms never ceases to confirm its vitality.”
Selected artists; Etel Adnan (1925-2021), Lelong & Co. • Gilles Aillaud (1928-2005), Loevenbruck • Dove Allouche (1972), gb agency • Carole Benzaken (1964), Nathalie Obadia • Damien Cabanes (1959), Eric Dupont • Philippe Cognée (1957), Templon • Johan Creten (1963), Perrotin • Marinette Cueco (1934), Univer / Colette Colla • Hugo Deverchère (1988), Dumonteil Contemporary • Edi Dubien (1963), Alain Gutharc • Eva Jospin (1975), Suzanne Tarasiève • Jacqueline Lamba (1910-1993), Galerie Pauline Pavec • Guillaume Leblon (1971), Nathalie Obadia • Jean-Michel Othoniel (1964), Perrotin • Anne et Patrick Poirier (1941 et 1942), Mitterrand • Eric Poitevin (1961), Dilecta • Armelle de Sainte Marie (1968), Jean Fournier • Barthélémy Toguo (1967), Lelong & Co. • Tursic & Mille (1974), Max Heztler • Justin Weiler (1990), Paris-B.

Julien Colombier, Red Hot, 2020, watercolor and grease pencil on paper mounted on canvas. Galerie Le Feuvre (Detail)

Art & Environment by Alice Audouin.
Independent exhibitor curator, environmental specialist and Art of Change 21 founder, Alice Audouin, will orchestrate a selection of 17 French and international artists (selected from amongst the exhibiting galleries), whose work tackles environmental issues such as global warming and the loss of biodiversity. According to Alice Audouin: “A new generation of artists born into the period of ecological crisis puts environmental issues at the heart of its practice. For these artists, ecology is not just a theme, but rather an expression of their relationship with the world. They are reinventing both ways of living together and the collective values of society. From ecofeminism to post anthropocentrism, they are asserting their role as the avant-garde to the full and optimistically initiating a future where cooperation prevails over competition”.
Selected artists; Elsa Guillaume (1989), Backslash • Noémie Goudal (1984), Les Filles du Calvaire • Romuald Hazoumé (1962), Magnin-A • Suzanne Husky (1975), Alain Gutharc • Fabrice Hyber (1961), Nathalie Obadia • Tadashi Kawamata (1953), kamel mennour • Vincent Laval (1991), Sono • Douglas Mandry (1989), Binome • Lucy+Jorge Orta (1966 and 1953), Marguerite Milin • Michelangelo Pistoletto (1933), Continua • Pia Ronïcke (1974), gb agency • Recyclegroup: Andrey Blokhin (1987) and Georgy Kuznetsov (1985), Suzanne Tarasiève • Lou Ros (1984), Galerie Romero Paprocki • Lionel Sabatté (1975), 8+4 • Pascale Marthine Tayou (1966), Continua • Sarah Trouche (1973), Marguerite Millin • Capucine Vever (1986), Eric Mouchet.

Marinette Cueco, Entrelacs, 2019, Galerie Univer, Colette Colla

Art Paris adopts a sustainable approach that’s a first in the world of art fairs
Art Paris, organised by France Conventions, is a regional art fair that gives pride of place to proximity, drawing local visitors and favouring local transport solutions. In 2022, the fair commits to developing an environmentally responsible approach to organising an art fair. Karbone Prod, founded by Fanny Le Gros, will join forces with environmental consultants Solinnen and Art of Change 21 to assist Art Paris with the implementation of a life cycle assessment-based sustainable approach in what will be a first for an art fair*. This pioneering initiative is supported by French environmental agency ADEME. In the longer term, the aim is to develop a tool for designing environmentally friendly art fairs.

“Solo Show”: seventeen monographic exhibitions
17 solo shows spread throughout the fair allow visitors to discover or rediscover in depth the work of modern, contemporary or emerging artists: Alia Ali (193 Gallery) – Shagha Arianna (Septieme Gallery) – Jean-Charles Blais (Catherine Issert) – Marion Boehm (Loft Art Gallery) – Julien Colombier (Le Feuvre & Roze) – Thomas Devaux (Bacqueville) – Alina Frieske (Fabienne Levy) – Philippe Hiquily (Patrice Trigano) – Vincent Laval (Sono) – Carlos León (Fernando Pradilla) – Antoine de Margerie (Eric Linard) – Zanele Muholi (Carole Kvasnevski) – Ernest Pignon-Ernest (Art to be Gallery) – Rao Fu (Vazieux) – Hala Schoukair (Bessières) – Tyler Thacker (Pact) – Tony Toscani (Stems Gallery).

Jacques Monory, Exercice de style no. 3. 1967, acrylic on canvas, Richard Taittinger Gallery

“Promises”: a sector supporting young galleries and emerging artists
“Promises”, a sector focusing on young galleries created less than six years ago, provides a forward-looking analysis of cutting-edge contemporary art. In 2022, this sector will play host to nine galleries around half of which are new for this edition: Double V Gallery (Marseille, Paris), Galerie Felix Frachon (Brussels), Hors-Cadre (Paris), La Galería Rebelde (Guatemala City), Fabienne Levy (Lausanne), Gallery M9 (Seoul), Septieme Gallery (Paris), She BAM! Galerie Laetitia Gorsy (Leipzig), Galerie Sono (Paris).

Steve Bandoma, Papotage, 2016., acrylic, ink and collage on paper, Magnin-A Gallery (Deatil)

Paris is in the midst of an exceptional period of cultural and artistic renaissance illustrated by the opening of new galleries and venues, the renovation of existing cultural institutions and the inauguration of new ones. More than ever before, the City of Light is asserting its role as the place to be for contemporary art. The activities on offer as part of the VIP programme, reserved for collectors and art professionals (by invitation only), bear witness to the transformation of Paris’s art scene, whilst showcasing the sustainable initiatives of its cultural stakeholders.
For an extensive 2022 Art Paris exhibitor list and more information, visit

Zanele Muholi, Mahone II, 2021, Galerie Carole Kvasnevski

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