ART PARIS/ART FAIR 2019: A sparkling 21st edition focusing on women artists and Latin America

4th – 7th avril 2019
Grand Palais (Paris,France)

The springtime event in Paris that is not to be missed

Favouring a thematic approach and open to all mediums, the 21st edition of the fair will bring together 150 modern and contemporary art galleries under the majestic glass roof of the Grand Palais from 4th -7th April 2019.

An identity all of its own

Art Paris has an identity all of its own: an international art fair, it focuses on new discoveries, as well as placing special emphasis on the European scene from the post-war years to the present day, whilst exploring the new horizons of international creation, whether in Asia, Africa, the Middle East or Latin America.

On the up and up

With 150 galleries (44% of whom are first-time participants) compared to 143 in 2018, from 20 different countries (with for the first time Cameroun, Bulgaria, Mexico and Peru), the 2019 selection also bears witness to the fair’s move upmarket with the arrival of galleries such as Art : Concept, Ceysson & Bénétière, Jérôme Poggi, Praz Delavallade and SAGE Paris.

Pride of place goes to women artists on the French scene

Placed in the capable hands of AWARE: Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions, the 2019 edition presents a critical and subjective overview of the work of women artists in France from the post-war period to the present day with 25 projects selected from amongst the exhibits of participating galleries. This selection is divided into four themes: Abstraction, the Feminist Avant-Garde, Image and Theatricality. AWARE has also been invited to write a critical essay that situates each artist’s work in its historical context. AWARE was founded in 2014 by art historian Camille Morineau, who specialises in women artists. She is also the director of exhibitions and collections at the Monnaie de Paris. AWARE: Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions aims to produce, index and distribute information about 20th century women artists.

List of women artists chosen by AWARE:

Martine Aballéa (Dilecta), Malala Andrialavidrazana* (Caroline Smulders), Valérie Belin (Nathalie Obadia), Anna Eva Bergman (Jérome Poggi), Karina Bisch* (Thomas Bernard–Cortex Athletico), Bernadette Bour (Françoise Livinec), Marcelle Cahn (Lahumière), Béatrice Casadesus* (Dutko), Geneviève Claisse (Grimont, A&R Fleury, Wagner), Marinette Cueco* (Univer/Colette Cola), Esther Ferrer (Lara Vincy), Monique Frydman (Bogéna), Shirley Jaffe (Nathalie Obadia), Oda Jaune (Templon), Marie Orensanz (School Gallery/Olivier Castaing) , ORLAN (Ceysson & Bénétière), Vera Pagava (Chauvy), Marta Pan (Chauvy), Laure Prouvost (Nathalie Obadia), Sophie Ristelhueber (Jérôme Poggi), Judit Reigl* (Kalmann Maklary), Aurélie Nemours (Lahumière), Vera Molnar* (Oniris), Teresa Tyszkiewic (Anne de Villepoix), Ulla Von Brandenburg* (Art : Concept).

*solo show

In parallel to the AWARE selection, numerous galleries have chosen to present women artists: Isabelle Plat has a solo show at Galerie Eric Mouchet, Teresa Tyszkiewic and Annette Barcelo are at Anne de Villepoix, Pierrette Bloch at Galerie Véronique Smagghe and Belgian artist Anne de Gelas is showing her work at SAGE Paris.

Southern Stars: An Exploration of Latin American Art

In 2019, Art Paris is setting out to explore Latin American art from the 1960s to the present day. Around twenty European, Asian and Latin American galleries are presenting an ensemble of 60 Argentinean, Brazilian, Chilean, Columbian, Cuban, Mexican, Peruvian and Venezuelan artists. In parallel, other projects such as a video programme, installation artworks, the presentation of a private collection and conferences at the Maison de l’Amérique latine will highlight the creative effervescence that reigns on the continent. Southern Stars: An Exploration of Latin American Art is curated by the independent exhibition curator Valentina Locatelli, who is based in Switzerland.

A historical and contemporary journey of discovery through Latin America’s art scenes

Galleries spread throughout the fair’s different sectors invite visitors on a journey of discovery through Latin America’s different scenes, considering them from both a historical and contemporary point of view. Galería Freijo is focusing on two historical figures from the Mexican scene, abstract sculptor and co-founder of Stridentism German Cueto and Felipe Ehrenberg, a leading light in the field of Mexican conceptual art in the 1970s. Numerous galleries are showcasing the work of the proponents of geometric abstraction from the 60s and 70s, including Carlos Cruz-Diez (Venezuela), Ivan Contreras Brunet (Chilli), Dario Perez Flores (Venezuela) and Marino di Teana (Argentina). Women artists are also in the spotlight with solo shows featuring Léonor Fini, a surrealist painter born in Buenos Aires (Weinstein/Galerie Minsky); Mexican artist Carmen Mariscal, whose work addresses questions of gender and female stereotypes (Ana Mas Project); and Sandra Vásquez de la Horra, a Chilean artist who is the subject of a mini-retrospective at the Wooson Gallery featuring her drawings that touch on questions of sex and religion. The Cuban scene is the subject of a group exhibition at the Xin Dong Cheng Gallery, which brings together six artists from different generations: Manuel Mendive, Raúl Martínez, Adonis Flores, René Francisco Rodriguez, Michel Mirabal and Yunier Hernández Figueroa. Two galleries Nosco and Galerie Younique are showcasing the young Peruvian scene with emblematic figures such as Jose Carlos Martinat and Luis Martinat, two brothers who are famous for their installations that question the past and the present of post-colonial societies. La Balsa Arte (Bogota/Medellin) is presenting a dialogue between the works of three figures from the Columbian scene with drawings (Juan Osorno), paintings (Julian Burgos) and installation art (Luis Fernando Pelaez), whereas Galería Solo – Eva Albarran & Christian Bourdais has given over part of its space to Carlos Amorales, a major figure on the Mexican scene who works in different media such as video, installation art, photography and paper. Finally, Galería Ethra (Mexico) is showing three artists, Maria José de la Macorra, Alejandro Pintado and Maximo Gonzalez who are presenting their vision of the Mexican megalopolis.

Site-specific installations

In front of the entrance to the Grand Palais, visitors are welcomed by a monumental installation by Mexican artist Betsabeé Romero (Galería Saro Léon), which evokes a requiem in memory of that symbol of 20th century consumer society, the car. In the nave, the CCK (Centro Cultural Néstor Kirchner) from Buenos Aires, in collaboration with the Institut français d’Argentine, presents El verdadero jardín nunca es verde, an installation created by the Argentinean artist Nicola Costantino and inspired by The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch. Three artists, Marcelo Brodsky from Argentina (Galerie Artco), Colombian artist Stinkfish (Galerie Ernst Hilger) and Ricardo Rendón from Mexico (Galerie Wenger) will produce monumental compositions for the south and north walls of the nave.

Private Collection

As part of the focus on Latin America, Art Paris 2019 is hosting a selection of works by Latin American women artists from the collection of Catherine Petitgas.
Catherine Petitgas is a London-based collector, patron of the arts and art historian specialising in modern and contemporary Latin American art. She heads up the Franco-British Fluxus Art Projects initiative and is also a member of the Tate Latin American acquisitions committee and the Centre Pompidou International Council. She was executive editor of Contemporary Art Brazil, Contemporary Art Mexico and Contemporary Art Colombia published by Thames and Hudson.

The Project Room: Contemporary video art from Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Argentina (2000- 2018)
The Project Room provides a forum for 16 Mexican, Columbian, Peruvian and Argentinean artists from different generations to present their videos around four themes:
  • La ville et ses flâneurs (The city and people strolling by): videos by Sarah Minter, Julián Sorter, Angie Bonino and Ana Maria Montenegro Jaramillo,
  • Corps en crise (The body in a state of crisis): videos by Miguel Calderon, Gabriela Golder, Carolina Bazo and Adriana García Galán,
  • La mémoire et l’oubli (Memory and oblivion): videos by Teresa Serrano, Ana Gallardo, Diego Lama and Juan Manuel Echavarria,
  • La nature résiliente (Nature’s resilience): videos by Julio César Morales, Matilde Marín, Ishmael Randall-Weeks and CarolinaCaycedo.
    With the support of Vidélio.

    Conferences at the Maison de l’Amérique latine, Friday April 5th 2019 from 4 – 6.45 pm

    Two panel discussions will address the place of Latin American women artists on both the French and international art scenes.
    4 pm – 5.15 pm: Latin American women artists in France, a panel discussion chaired by Valentina Locatelli, guest curator for the Art Paris 2019 focus on Latin America, with Mexican artist Carmen Mariscal, Columbian curator, Maria Ines Rodríguez (to be confirmed) and Ecuadorian artist Estefania Peñafiel Loaiza (to be confirmed). Conversation in French.
    5.30 pm – 6.45 pm: presence and visibility of Latin American women artists in the world of contemporary art, a panel discussion chaired by independent exhibition curator and former director of the Daros Latin America Collection (Zurich) Hans Michael Herzog with curator, art historian and former senior curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art de Los Angeles, Alma Ruiz, modern and contemporary Latin American art specialist, art historian, collector and patron of the arts Catherine Petitgas and Mexican artist Betsabée Romero. Conversation in English.
    With the support of the Maison de l’Amérique latine.

    Latin America in Paris during Art Paris

    Art Paris’ VIP guide puts the spotlight on the Latin American presence in Paris.
    The BnF — François Mitterrand is showcasing figurative works by Argentinean artist Antonio Segui and Villa Vassilief together with the Institut Culturel du Mexique are paying tribute to the key Mexican experimental filmmaker Teo Hernández. The Maison de l’Amérique latine is presenting Fiesta gráfica, Michel Bouvet et ses amis d’Amérique latine, an exhibition that brings together 15 graphic artists and 3 collectives of major Latin American graphic artists in a dialogue with works by internationally renowned poster artist Michel Bouvet. Finally, Galerie Patricia Dorfmann plays host to the Julio Artist-Run Space with Diffractions, an exhibition presenting the work of five artists with Latin American origins (Juan Stoppani, Carle Bertone, Martin Kaulen, Valeria Maculán and Valentina Canseco).

    Solo Show: a record-breaking 39 monographic exhibitions

    Ever since 2015, Art Paris has been endeavouring to encourage the presentation of monographic exhibitions throughout the fair. The 2019 edition presents a record number of thirty-nine solo shows, compared to thirty-six in 2018, a number that is indicative of the fair’s selection process that incites galleries to present specific, concise projects.
    With the support of Barneby’s.

    “Promises”: supporting young galleries and emerging creativity

    “Promises”, located in the central part of the Grand Palais, plays host to 14 galleries created less than six years ago. The participating galleries may present no more than three emerging artists. The fair finances 45 % of each gallery’s participation costs.

    2019 selection: Pierre-Yves Caër Gallery (Paris), Francesca Antonini Arte Contemporanea (Rome), H Gallery (Paris), Galerie Hengevoss-Dürkop (Hambourg), Intervalle (Paris), Galleria Anna Marra (Rome), Matèria (Rome), Galerie Mottet (Chambéry), Raibaudi Wang Gallery (Paris), Galerie Eko Sato (Paris), Shiras Galeria (Valence), Galerie Younique (Lima).

    With the support of the The Wall Street Journal.

  • List of exhibitors

    313 Art Project (Seoul) • Galerie 8+4 – Paris (Paris) • A2Z Art Gallery (Paris/Hong Kong) • A&R Fleury (Paris) • AD Galerie (Montpellier) • L’Agence à Paris (Paris) • Galería Miquel Alzueta (Barcelona) • Ana Mas Projects (Barcelona) • Galerie Andres Thalmann (Zurich) • Art Agency (Sofia) • Artco Gallery (Aix-la-Chapelle) • Art : Concept (Paris) • Artem-Reich (Basel) • FDP Art et Patrimoine (Sète) • Artisyou (Paris) • Artkelch (Freiburg im Breisgau) • Galerie Arts d’Australie ¡ Stéphane Jacob (Paris) • Galerie Cédric Bacqueville (Lille) • La Balsa Arte (Bogotá/Medellín) • Galerie Ange Basso (Paris) • Galerie Belem/Albert Benamou, Barbara Lagié, Véronique Maxé (Paris) • Galerie Claude Bernard (Paris) • Galerie Thomas Bernard – Cortex Athletico (Paris) • Galerie Berthéas (Vichy/Saint- Étienne/Paris) • Galerie Berthet-Aittouarès (Paris) • Galerie Binome (Paris) • Bogéna Galerie (Saint-Paul-de-Vence) • Bosco Hong (Hong Kong) • Galerie Jean Brolly (Paris) • Galerie C (Neuchâtel) • Pierre-Yves Caër Gallery (Paris) • Galerie Capazza (Nançay) • CCK Itinérant/Institut Français d’Argentine (Buenos Aires) • Ceysson & Bénétière (New York/Luxembourg/Paris/Saint-Étienne) • Galerie Chauvy (Paris) • Galerie Chevalier (Paris) • Christopher Cutts Gallery (Toronto) • Clémentine de la Féronnière (Paris) • Creative Growth (Oakland) • Galerie Michel Descours (Lyon) • Galerie Anne de Villepoix (Paris) • Dilecta (Paris) • Galería Marc Domènech (Barcelona) • Galerie Dominique Fiat (Paris) • Galerie Patricia Dorfmann (Paris) • Galerie Dutko (Paris) • Galerie Eric Mouchet (Paris) • Espace Meyer Zafra (Paris) • Galeria Ethra (Mexico City) • Galerie Valérie Eymeric (Lyon) • Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire (Paris) • Flatland (Amsterdam) • Francesca Antonini Arte Contemporanea (Rome) • Freijo Gallery (Madrid) • Galerie Pascal Gabert (Paris) • Galerie Claire Gastaud (Clermont-Ferrand/Paris) • Galerie Louis Gendre (Paris/Chamalières) • Gimpel & Müller (Paris) • Galerie Michel Giraud (Paris/Luxembourg) • Galerie Philippe Gravier (Paris/Saint-Cyr-en-Arthies) • Galerie Bertrand Grimont (Paris) • H Gallery (Paris) • H.A.N. Gallery (Seoul) • Galerie Hengevoss-Dürkop (Hamburg) • Galerie Ernst Hilger (Vienna) • Huberty & Breyne Gallery (Brussels/Paris) • Galerie Hurtebize (Cannes) • Intervalle (Paris) • Galerie Lacan (Strasbourg) • Galerie La Forest Divonne (Paris/ Brussels) • Galerie Lahumière (Paris) • Galerie La Ligne (Zurich) • Galerie Arnaud Lefebvre (Paris) • Galerie Françoise Livinec (Paris/ Huelgoat) • LN Edition (Paris) • Galerie Loevenbruck (Paris) • Galerie Loft (Paris) • Loo & Lou Gallery (Paris) • Galerie Daniel Maghen (Paris) • Kálmán Makláry Fine Arts (Budapest) • Galerie MAM (Douala) • Marcel Strouk – Galerie Rive Gauche (Paris) • Mark Hachem Paris Marais (Paris) • Galleria Anna Marra (Rome) • Matèria (Rome) • Maurice Verbaet Gallery (Antwerp/Knokke-Heist) • Galerie Melanie Rio Fluency (Nantes) • Weinstein Gallery/Galerie Minsky (San Francisco/Paris) • Galerie Frédéric Moisan (Paris) • Mo J Gallery (Seoul/Busan) • Galerie Lélia Mordoch (Paris/Miami) • Galerie Mottet (Chambéry) • Galerie Najuma (Fabrice Miliani) (Marseille) • Galerie Nec Nilsson et Chiglien (Paris) • Gallery Nosco (Marseille) • Galerie Nathalie Obadia (Paris/Brussels) • Galerie Oniris – Florent Paumelle (Rennes) • Galerie Paris-Beijing (Paris/Beijing/Brussels) • Galerie Françoise Paviot (Paris) • Galerie Perahia (Paris) • Galerie des Petits Carreaux (Saint-Briac-sur-Mer) • Pigment Gallery (Barcelona) • Podgorny Robinson Gallery (Saint-Paul-de-Vence) • Galerie Jérôme Poggi (Paris) • Praz-Delavallade (Paris/Los Angeles) • Galerie Rabouan Moussion (Paris) • Raibaudi Wang Gallery (Paris) • Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery (London) • Galerie Richard (Paris/New York) • J.-P. Ritsch-Fisch Galerie (Strasbourg) • Galleria Rubin (Milan) • Sage Paris (Paris) • Galería Saro León (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) • Galerie Eko Sato (Paris) • Schönfeld Gallery (Brussels/ Antwerp) • School Gallery/Olivier Castaing (Paris) • Galerie Sébastien Adrien (Paris) • Galerie Samantha Sellem (Paris) • Shiras Galería (Valencia) • Galerie Slotine (Paris) • Galerie Véronique Smagghe (Paris) • Caroline Smulders (Paris) • So Art Gallery (Casablanca) • Galería Solo/Eva Albarran & Christian Bourdais (Madrid) • Michel Soskine Inc. (Madrid/New York) • Galerie Taménaga (Paris/Tokyo/ Osaka) • Templon (Paris/Brussels) • Galerie Patrice Trigano (Paris) • Galerie Univer/Colette Colla (Paris) • Un-spaced (Paris) • Galerie Vallois (Paris) • Bernard Vidal – Nathalie Bertoux – art contemporain (Paris) • Galerie Lara Vincy (Paris) • Galerie Wagner (Le Touquet Paris-Plage) • Galerie Olivier Waltman (Paris/Miami/London) • Galerie Liusa Wang (Paris) • Galerie Esther Woerdehoff (Paris) • Wooson Gallery (Daegu) • Wunderkammern (Rome/Milan) • Galerie XII (Paris/Los Angeles/Shanghai) • Xin Dong Cheng Gallery (Beijing) • Galerie Younique (Lima)

Opening hours:

Thursday 4th April, 11.30 am – 8 pm

Friday 5th April, 11.30 am – 9 pm

Saturday 6th April, 11.30 am – 8 pm

Sunday 7th April, 11.30 am – 7 pm

Admission fee:

27 euro / 14 euro for students and groups


20 euro

Images > Art Paris © Marc Domage