Nathalie Obadia is pleased to announce the opening of a new gallery in Paris, in the Matignon-Saint-Honoré district, which will open on September 9, 2021.
With a surface area of 420 m2 on the street level and an exhibition space of 125m2 with a glass roof, this former bank branch located at 91 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, has benefited from a complete restructuring carried out by Gaspard Saint-Macary / GSMA architecture in coordination with Pascal Bouchaille as project manager.
Owner of the 500 m2 gallery located near the Centre Pompidou, in the heart of the galleries circuit of the Beaubourg-le Marais sector, Nathalie Obadia now runs a new antenna in the centre of the Matignon-Saint-Honoré district, a new key artistic hub of the capital with its concentration of international galleries, auction houses, and prescriptive exhibition venues such as the Petit Palais museum and the Grand Palais (hosting the most prestigious art fairs). Before celebrating the gallery's 30th anniversary in 2023, Nathalie Obadia wishes to give a new impetus to her activity by investing in a place that is unparalleled in terms of size and architecture in the Matignon-Saint-Honoré area, a prized destination for Parisian collectors and foreign visitors alike.
The dynamism of the French market has continued to grow in recent years thanks to the existence of an exceptional network of museums, private foundations and galleries with a varied offer, from the most prospective to the most established names, nourished by the growing presence of foreign galleries. Nathalie Obadia acknowledges the strengthening of Paris' place on the international art scene, attracting a wider audience of curators, collectors and art critics. It was essential for the gallery to participate in this development and to benefit the artists it represents.
On September 9, the gallery will open with a group exhibition followed by Mickalene Thomas on October 7 and Wang Keping in January 2022.
Since 1993, when the first gallery was created in Paris, before the one in Brussels in 2008 and then a second space in 2013 in the Marais, Nathalie Obadia has exhibited emerging and recognized artists of the French and international scene and also represents the estates of historical artists such as Martin Barré, Shirley Jaffe or Seydou Keïta.
The gallery is also known for supporting artists in institutional projects and accompanying them in large-scale projects in France and abroad, among which:
- Shirley Jaffe, retrospective at the Centre Pompidou, Paris (France), 2022
- Wang Keping, Musée Rodin, Paris (France), 2022
- Martin Barré, retrospective at the MAMCO, Geneva (Switzerland), 2019 and at the Centre Pompidou, Paris (France), 2021
- Laure Prouvost, 58th Venice Biennale, French Pavilion, Venice (Italy), 2019
- Valérie Belin, traveling retrospective in Beijing, Shanghai and Chengdu (China), 2017 and Centre Pompidou, Paris (France) 2015
- Andres Serrano, retrospective, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels (Belgium), 2016 - Sarkis, Turkish Pavilion, Venice Biennale (Italy), 2015
The gallery participates in about ten fairs per year: FIAC, Art Basel, Art Basel Miami and Art Basel Hong Kong, I-54 Marrakech, Art Brussels, Paris Photo, Art Paris, Art Geneva, which consolidates its presence among private clients in France, Europe, the United States and Asia.
List of artists represented : Brook Andrew, Edgar Arceneaux, Rina Banerjee, Martin Barré, Nú Barreto, Valérie Belin, Carole Benzaken, Guillaume Bresson, Rosson Crow, Luc Delahaye, Patrick Faigenbaum, Roger-Edgar Gillet, Josep Grau-Garriga, Fabrice Hyber, Shirley Jaffe Estate, Hoda Kashiha, Seydou Keïta, Sophie Kuijken, Guillaume Leblon, Eugène Leroy, Lu Chao, Benoît Maire, Rodrigo Matheus, Meuser, Youssef Nabil, Manuel Ocampo, Shahpour Pouyan, Laure Prouvost, Jorge Queiroz, Fiona Rae, Antoine Renard, Sarkis, Andres Serrano, Jessica Stockholder, Mickalene Thomas, Joris Van de Moortel, Agnès Varda, Wang Keping, Ni Youyu, Jérôme Zonder