Galerie Imane Farès is a member of MAP Métropolitain Art Paris and of the Comité Professionel des Galeries d’Art.
Imane Farès became a gallery owner quite late, not out of conformity, but rather out of curiosity. Driven by enthusiasm, she knows how to reassure visitors that are intrigued by the often sophisticated artworks that are displayed behind the large vitrine. Senegalese by birth, Lebanese by origin and Parisian by adoption, Imane Farès – a featherweight woman with jet black eyes – had first developped an import-export business of raw materials in Paris, all while helping a number of African artists. When a space in front of her house became available in 2010, she took a crazy risk: opening her own gallery. Back then, she did not know a lot of people in the art world. With tenacity and a keen eye, she gave conceptual artists (…) from Africa and the Middle East a chance. (…) With those who walk into her door, she knows how to pick the words that lead them to other places. Just like her, the gallery’s team is unique and integer, and hosts visitors with patience, seeking to learn as much as to transmit knowledge about art and the world in motion.
– Roxana Azimi, excerpt from Le Guide Hazan de l’art contemporain 2019, Éditions Hazan, Paris, 2018
Every two years, Imane proposes a collective exhibition to introduce emerging artists. In a quest for originality and dynamism in art, the gallery presents artists with multidisciplinary and engaged practices.
Each exhibition at the gallery is accompanied by the publication of a newspaper, for which renowned art critics and curators are invited to write on the presented artists. They have included Roxana Azimi, Karima Boudou, Cécile Bourne-Farrell, Mehdi Brit, Odile Burluraux, Julie Crenn, N’Goné Fall, Caroline Hancock, Alexandre Kazerouni, Bernard Marcadé, Catherine Millet, Simon Njami, Smooth-Ugochukwu C. Nzewi, Brigitte Ollier, Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez, Rasha Salti, Eyal Sivan, Philippe Trétiack, Phillip Van den Bossche, Ala Younis, Akram Zaatari.
Imane Farès supports Sinzo Aanza, Basma Alsharif, Sammy Baloji, Ali Cherri, Alia Farid, Mohssin Harraki, Emeka Ogboh, Younès Rahmoun and James Webb.