Created 30 years ago by Éric Dupont, the gallery emerged in the early 1990’s in Paris, presenting young artists mostly preoccupied by formal research in pictorial expression, such as Damien Cabanes, Didier Mencoboni, Siobhan Liddell, Carlos Kusnir, Hyun Soo Choi, Eric Poitevin and Paul Pagk. The gallery started to diversify its collection in the mid 1990s, with artists like Romain Pellas or Musée Khômbol. 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, who question topics such as memory and time, power of images, persistence of conflicts... In the 2010s, new international photographers joined the gallery: the American photographers Nicholas Nixon and Lee Friedlander, the Canadian Michel Campeau, the French artist Mathieu Pernot who analyses our contemporary society and Claude Iverné.

In 2011, the gallery moved to a new and luminous 200m2 space, 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.

Always keen to seize a new eye, the gallery welcomed young women artists, such as Olympe Racana-Weiler, Mari Minato, Tahmineh Monzavi and Katarzyna Wiesiolek.

The Eric Dupont gallery broadens its aesthetics and presents artists from the African continent, driven by a desire to talk about their heritage, their culture and to get to grips with a part of Art History. This is the case of a new generation of artists: the Beninese painter Roméo Mivekannin and the Congolese artist Willys Kezi. The gallery also accompanies artists whose heritage is linked to the French colonial history and assert a work denouncing the discriminatory consequences they suffer, such as the photographer Wiame Haddad and the visual artist Yazid Oulab.

The gallery’s artists have been exhibiting in major European and International institutions. Among them : the MoMA (Nicholas Nixon, Forty Years of the Brown Sisters), the Centre Pompidou (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 Venise Biennal (Guy Limone), the Istanbul Biennal and the Tessaloniki Biennale (Taysir Batniji), as well as many other regional institutions.

Since its creation, the gallery has evolved holding on to its first artists while welcoming new generations. It supports various and new art forms, defending artists who share human values and an interest in a formalist aesthetics. In constant cross-cultural dialogue, the gallery often participates in major international events, as well as several art fairs (1-54 London, Paris Photo, Art Paris…).

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