Eric Dupont gallery is a contemporary art gallery based in Paris and owned by Éric Dupont.

 

Created 28 years ago by Éric Dupont, the gallery emerged in the early 1990’s, presenting young artists mostly preoccupied with abstraction and formal research in pictorial expression, such as Damien Cabanes, Didier Mencoboni, Siobhan Liddell, Carlos Kusnir and Paul Pagk. The gallery started to diversify its collection in the mid 1990s, with artists like Romain Pellas or Musée Khômbol, who have introduced new art forms. The gallery’s dynamic evolution continues in the early 2000s with new artists coming. Using various art media (painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, video, performance), Pascal Convert, Gil & Moti, Yazid Oulab and Taysir Batniji question such topics as memory and time, power of images, persistence of conflicts.

 

In the 2010s new artists, whose photography exploring history, time and its relation to memory, joined the gallery: the two American photographers Nicholas Nixon and Lee Friedlander, and the young French artist Mathieu Pernot who analyses our contemporary society through his photography as well as archival sources. More recently, the gallery started exhibiting the Canadian photographer Michel Campeau.

 

In 2011, the gallery moved to a new space, luminous 200m2 gallery in Le Marais, in the center of Paris. It was inaugurated with Pascal Convert’s solo show Histoire – Enfance, that has been acquired by the MAC/VAL to be shown as a part of its collection in September 2015.

 

In recent years, keen to seize a new eye the gallery welcomed young women artists, such as Willys Kézi, Olympe Racana-Weiler, Wiame Haddad, Mari Minato and Katarzyna Wiesolek.

 

Since 2018, the gallery represents the Viennese actionist Otto Muehl.

 

The gallery’s artists have been exhibiting in major European and International institutions. Among institutions that have been exhibiting or housing works of the gallery’s artists are the MoMA (Nicholas Nixon, Forty Years of the Brown Sisters), the Pompidou Center (Pascal Convert, Yazid Oulab, Taysir Batniji), the Palais de Tokyo (Fouad Bouchoucha), the Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris (Damien Cabanes), the Istanbul Biennal and the Tessaloniki Biennale (Taysir Batniji) as well as many other regional institutions.

 

During all these years, the gallery has succeeded to evolve holding on to its first artists, being in a constant research of young ones. Welcoming various art forms, the gallery is open to new discoveries, defending artists who share human values and their interest to a formalist aesthetics. In constant cross-cultural dialogue, the gallery participate in major international events on a regular basis.

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