FIAC Sharpens Its Indie Edge as 40 New Galleries Join the Paris Art Fair

The fair welcomes 40 new galleries to its exhibitor list, and will reintroduce a design section this year.

We hope you haven’t packed away all your red white and blue from the 4th, because the 14th of July is France’s Independence Day, marking the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille prison, which kickstarted the Revolution. Since the birth of the republic, France has produced countless priceless artworks and Paris was, until around the middle of the 20th century, the art capital of the world.

So in honor of Bastille Day, let’s swap one Parisian fortress for another and look to the iconic Grand Palais for the exclusive announcement of this year’s FIAC exhibitor list.

For four days in October, Paris will return to being the center of the art world during the 44th edition of the renowned international contemporary art fair. To preserve its status as France’s premiere art fair, and important Frieze London competitor, the Grand Palais will this year host 192 modern and contemporary art galleries—six more than 2016—hailing from 29 countries.

109 galleries will take up the space of the Nave, and the Salon d’Honneur will host 20 galleries promoting groundbreaking artists. Upstairs, the Upper Galleries will continue to focus on contemporary and emerging art, while in the Salon Jean Perrin (inaugurated last year) late 20th-century artists will take the fore.

This year, 40 new galleries will join FIAC, including Tokyo’s SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Queer Thoughts (New York), LambdaLambdaLambda (Prishtina), Instituto de Visión (Bogota), and Truth and Consequences (Geneva). Several of these had previously exhibited at the indie Paris Internationale fair, which takes place at the same time. 

FIAC at the Grand Palais. ©Marc Domage, courtesy FIAC

FIAC at the Grand Palais. ©Marc Domage, courtesy FIAC

Many influential European galleries and regular FIAC supporters will also return, such as Sadie Coles HQ, Konrad Fisher, Lisson, Victoria Miro, Jan Mot, Neu, Sprüth Magers, and Michael Werner.

The 2017 exhibitor list notably shows an increased presence of international galleries, such as first-time participant Gypsum, from Cairo. While over a quarter of the exhibitors are French, and over two thirds European, six new exhibitor countries—Egypt, Kosovo, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, and Tunisia—will join the fair this year.

Also featured will be a huge contingent of important solo exhibitions including those of Jeppe Hein, Henry Taylor, José Pedro Croft, Sammy Baloji, Daivd Shrigley, István Nádler, Markus Schinwald, Jim Shaw, James Richards, Steve Gianakos, Lynn Hershman Leeson, and Andrea Crespo.

Ten emerging galleries will showcase their chefs d’oeuvres in the Lafayette sector, which has been financially supporting the presence of young international galleries at FIAC since 2009. Selected from more than 100 candidates, the Lafayette sector galleries hail from eight countries: Colombia, Egypt, India, Kosovo, Mexico, Norway, Switzerland, and the USA.

The On Site sector introduced last year will again present around 40 sculptures and installations, staged in the Petit Palais and on the Avenue Winston Churchill, which will be closed to vehicular traffic for the occasion. FIAC’s performance festival, Parades will also return to the Palais de la Découverte, featuring performances from Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Maria José Arjona, Trisha Brown Dance Company, François Chaignaud & Marie-Caroline Hominal, Jeremiah Day, Raphaëlle Delaunay, Ivo Dimchev, Lionel Estève, Gerard & Kelly, John Giorno, Lina Lapelyte, Violaine Lochu, Nicolas Paul, Christian Rizzo, David Wampach, and Robert Whitman.

FIAC will also reintroduce “Design,” featuring five internationally renowned galleries that showcase 20th- and 21st-century design like Paris’s own Jousse Entreprise. 

Finally, not to be missed: the architecture exhibition in the Tuilleries Gardens, launched as part of the fair’s Hors Les Murs program, which will feature works by Jean Prouvé, and Hans Walter Müller.

The 44th edition of FIAC will take place in Paris from 19–22 October. See the full list of participating galleries below, with new participants marked with an asterisk.

General Sector

Galerie 1900-2000, Paris

303 Gallery, New York

Martine Aboucaya, Paris

Miguel Abreu, New York

Air de Paris, Paris

Allen, Paris

Applicat-Prazan, Paris

Arratia Beer, Berlin*

Art : Concept, Paris

Alfonso Artiaco, Napoli

Balice Hertling, Paris

Baudach, Berlin

Thomas Bernard – Cortex Athletico, Paris

Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo

Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin

Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York, Roma

Galerie Buchholz, Berlin, Köln, New York

Shane Campbell, Chicago*

Capitain Petzel, Berlin

Cardi, Milano, London

Casas Riegner, Bogotá

Pedro Cera, Lisboa*

Ceysson & Bénétière, Paris, Luxembourg, Saint-Étienne, New York

ChertLüdde, Berlin*

C L E A R I N G, New York, Brussels

Sadie Coles HQ, London

Continua, San Gimignano, Boissy-le-Châtel, Beijing, Habana

Paula Cooper, New York

Vera Cortês, Lisboa*

Raffaella Cortese, Milano

Chantal Crousel, Paris

Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam

Massimo De Carlo, Milano, London, Hong Kong

Delmes & Zander, Köln

dépendance, Brussels

Downs & Ross, New York*

Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv, Brussels

Frank Elbaz, Paris, Dallas

espaivisor, Valencia

Essex Street, New York

Imane Farès, Paris*

Selma Feriani, Tunis, London*

Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf, Berlin

Lars Friedrich, Berlin

Gagosian Gallery, Paris, New York, Beverly Hills, London, Hong Kong

Christophe Gaillard, Paris

Gaudel de Stampa, Paris

gb agency, Paris

Gladstone Gallery, New York, Brussels

Laurent Godin, Paris

Marian Goodman, Paris, New York, London

Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt

Green Art Gallery, Dubai*

Karsten Greve, Paris, Köln, St. Moritz

Max Hetzler, Berlin, Paris

House of Gaga, México D.F., Los Angeles

Xavier Hufkens, Brussels

Eric Hussenot, Paris

Hyundai, Seoul*

In Situ – Fabienne Leclerc, Paris

Catherine Issert, Saint-Paul*

Jousse Entreprise, Paris

Annely Juda Fine Art, London

Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm*

Karma, New York*

Karma International, Zürich, Los Angeles

kaufmann repetto, Milano, New York

Anton Kern, New York

Peter Kilchmann, Zürich*

Kisterem, Budapest

Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles

König Galerie, Berlin

David Kordansky, Los Angeles*

Tomio Koyama, Tokyo

Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin

Krinzinger, Wien

Kukje Gallery / Tina Kim Gallery, Seoul, New York

Labor, México D.F.

Landau Fine Art, Montreal

Emanuel Layr, Wien

Le Minotaure, Paris

Simon Lee, London, Hong Kong

Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong

Lelong & Co., Paris, New York

David Lewis, New York*

Lisson, London, New York, Milano

Loevenbruck, Paris

Magazzino, Roma

Mai 36 Galerie, Zürich

Maisterravalbuena, Madrid, Lisboa*

Edouard Malingue, Hong Kong, Shanghai

Marcelle Alix, Paris

Giò Marconi, Milano

Martos, New York*

Mazzoleni, Torino, London*

Fergus McCaffrey, New York

Meessen De Clercq, Brussels

Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brussels

kamel mennour, Paris

Metro Pictures, New York

Meyer Riegger, Berlin, Karlsruhe

Mezzanin, Genève

Francesca Minini, Milano

Massimo Minini, Brescia

Victoria Miro, London

Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York

Monitor, Roma, Lisboa

mor charpentier, Paris

Jan Mot, Brussels, México D.F.

Nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Wien

Nagel Draxler, Berlin, Köln

Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art, New York*

Nahmad Contemporary, New York

Neu, Berlin

Neue Alte Brücke, Frankfurt

Neugerriemschneider, Berlin

New Galerie, Paris

NoguerasBlanchard, Barcelona, Madrid*

Nathalie Obadia, Paris, Brussels

Guillermo de Osma, Madrid

Overduin & Co., Los Angeles

P420, Bologna

Pace, New York, London, Beijing, Hong Kong, Palo Alto, Paris

Parra & Romero, Madrid, Ibiza

Françoise Paviot, Paris

Peres Projects, Berlin

Perrotin, Paris, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo

Francesca Pia, Zürich

PKM Gallery, Seoul

Plan B, Cluj, Berlin

Jérôme Poggi, Paris

Praz-Delavallade, Paris, Los Angeles

Eva Presenhuber, Zürich, New York

ProjecteSD, Barcelona

Almine Rech, Paris, Brussels, London, New York

Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York

Regen Projects, Los Angeles

Michel Rein, Paris, Brussels

Rodeo, London

Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, Salzburg, London

Richard Saltoun, London


Esther Schipper, Berlin

Semiose, Paris

Natalie Seroussi, Paris

Jessica Silverman, San Francisco

Skarstedt, New York, London

Sorry We’re Closed, Brussels*

Pietro Sparta, Chagny

Sprüth Magers, Berlin, London, Los Angeles

Stigter Van Doesburg, Amsterdam

Daniel Templon, Paris, Brussels

Tornabuoni Art, Firenze, Milano, Paris, London

Ubu Gallery, New York

untilthen, Paris*

Valentin, Paris

Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris

Van de Weghe, New York

Vedovi, Brussels

Venus, New York, Los Angeles

Nadja Vilenne, Liège*

Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou, Beijing

Waddington Custot, London

Waldburger Wouters, Brussels*

Michael Werner, New York, London

White Cube, London, Hong Kong

Jocelyn Wolff, Paris

Thomas Zander, Köln

Zeno X, Antwerp

ZERO…, Milano

Galerie Zlotowski, Paris

Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam*

David Zwirner, New York, London

Lafayette Sector

Bernhard, Zürich*

Experimenter, Kolkata

Freedman Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles

Gypsum, Cairo*

Instituto de Visión, Bogotá*

joségarcía ,mx, México D.F.

LambdaLambdaLambda, Prishtina*

Queer Thoughts, New York*


Truth and Consequences, Genève*


Jousse Entreprise, Paris*

kreo, Paris, London*

LAFFANOUR – Galerie Downtown, Paris*

Eric Philippe, Paris*

Patrick Seguin, Paris, London*


Galerie 8 + 4, Paris

GDM, Paris

Florence Loewy, Paris

mfc-michèle didier, Paris

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