Imane Farès gallery is a space for presentation of contemporary artistic production.

Since its inauguration in 2010 on rue Mazarine in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighbourhood of Paris, the gallery has shown artists from the African continent and the Arab World. Currently the gallery represents and supports nine artists: Sinzo Aanza, Basma Alsharif, Sammy Baloji, Ali Cherri, Alia Farid, Mohssin Harraki, Emeka Ogboh, Younès Rahmoun and James Webb.

One of its guiding principles is the encouragement of research-oriented and innovative practices characterized by critical approaches. It places at the forefront the longstanding and continuous collaboration with its artists in their creative projects, whose work spans across a wide spectrum of practices.

Every two years, the gallery proposes a new collective program and presents artists with multidisciplinary and committed practices, usually little known in France. Every year since 2019, it organizes La Quinzaine de la Vidéo (Video Fortnight), an annual exhibition commissioned to an independent curator to feature films and videos by emerging artists.

Each exhibition at the gallery comes with the publication of a journal, for which renowned art critics and curators are invited to write. They have included so far: Lotte Arndt, Roxana Azimi, Karima Boudou, Cécile Bourne-Farrell, Mehdi Brit, Odile Burluraux, Julie Crenn, N’Goné Fall, Caroline Hancock, Alexandre Kazerouni, Loïc Le Gall, Bernard Marcadé, Simon Njami, Smooth-Ugochukwu C. Nzewi, Brigitte Ollier, Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez, Rasha Salti, Eyal Sivan, Philippe Trétiack, Phillip Van den Bossche, Ala Younis and Akram Zaatari.

Imane Farès gallery is a member of the association Galeries mode d’emploi and of the Comité Professionnel des Galeries d’Art.


Imane Farès, Founder

"Imane Farès became a gallery owner belatedly, not out of conformism but out of curiosity. Driven by enthusiasm, she knows how to reassure visitors intrigued by the works, sometimes cutting-edge, arranged behind her large glass window. (...) In 2010, a space becomes available in front of her home, she makes this crazy bet: to open a gallery. She doesn't know many people in the art world. With tenacity and a sure eye, she gave a chance to conceptual artists from Africa and the Arab world (...). With those who pass through her doorstep, she knows how to find the words to lead them to elsewhere. In her image, singular and whole, the team receives with patience, seeking to learn as much as to transmit about art and the world that is spinning".
— Roxana Azimi, extract from Guide Hazan de l’art contemporain 2019, Éditions Hazan, Paris, 2018

Line Ajan, Gallery Manager

After completing her studies at the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Line Ajan joined the gallery in 2015. In 2019-2020, she is a recipient of the Barjeel Global Fellowship at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Chicago, Illinois. She is a member of the editorial board of Qalqalah قلقلة, a platform for artistic exchange, research and translation and regularly contributes to the digital platform figure figure.

Boris Atrux-Tallau, Gallery Manager

A graduate of the École du Louvre and EHESS, Boris Atrux-Tallau joined the gallery in July 2019 after having worked in the New Media department of the Musée national d'art moderne / Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), in Bétonsalon - Centre d'art et de recherche (Paris) and as an artist's assistant.

Valentin Rolovic, Registrar

Valentin Rolovic has held the position of Head Registrar since September 2020. He has previously worked at the Parc Saint Léger, at the Artothèque, maison du livre, de l'image et du son in Villeurbanne and at the Florence Loewy gallery in Paris.

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