Paris is preparing for FIAC 2021

From October 21 to 24, for its 47th edition, the FIAC brings together more than 160 galleries from 25 countries at the Grand Palais Ephémère and at the Eiffel Gallery, specially installed for the FIAC as an extension of the Champ-de-Mars structure.

The selection will include galleries of modern art, contemporary art and design, as well as editions from France and other European countries, Great Britain, North and South America, Asia, Africa as well as the Middle East.

The physical fair will be enriched by the return of the FIAC online viewing rooms, powered by Artlogic, whose inaugural edition was greeted with enthusiasm in early spring. The exhibitors presented at the Champ-de-Mars will be joined by a selection of 50 galleries which will exhibit exclusively online. The list will be announced shortly.


Founded in Paris in 1974, FIAC, the International Contemporary Art Fair [Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain] brings together modern and contemporary art galleries. All media are represented: painting, sculpture, photography, installations, videos, performances and digital arts.

For its 2021 edition, in its General Sector, FIAC will bring together the most prestigious galleries on the French and international scene:

  • Air de Paris (Paris),
  • Almine Rech (Paris, Brussels, London, New York),
  • Applicat Prazan (Paris),
  • Art: Concept (Paris),
  • Massimo de Carlo (Milano, London, Hong Kong, Paris),
  • Chantal Crousel (Paris),
  • Paula Cooper (New York),
  • 1900-2000 Gallery (Paris),
  • Gagosian (Paris, New York, Beverly Hills, London, Hong Kong),
  • Gladstone Gallery (New York, Brussels),
  • Marian Goodman (Paris, New York),
  • Karsten Greve (Paris, Cologne, Saint-Moritz),
  • Hauser & Wirth (London, Somerset, New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Zurich),
  • Xavier Hufkens (Brussels), Lelong & Co (Paris, New York),
  • kamel mennour (Paris, London),
  • Nahmad Contemporary (New York),
  • Neugerriemschneider (Berlin),
  • Nathalie Obadia (Paris, Brussels),
  • Pace (New York, London, Hong Kong, Palo Alto, Seoul, Geneva),
  • Perrotin (Paris, Hong Kong, New York, Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai),
  • TEMPLON (Paris, Brussels),
  • Thaddaeus Ropac (Paris, Salzburg, London),
  • Esther Schipper (Berlin),
  • Georges-Philippe and Nathalie Vallois (Paris),
  • Van de Weghe (New York),
  • White Cube (London, Hong Kong),
  • Jocelyn Wolff (Paris), Zeno X (Antwerp),
  • David Zwirner (New York, London, Hong Kong, Paris), etc.

This year, 32 new French and international galleries will join the General Sector, including:

  • christian berst art brut (Paris),
  • Andrew Edlin (New York),
  • Layr (Vienna),
  • Marfa ‘(Beirut),
  • Sies + Höke (Düsseldorf),
  • Deborah Schamoni (Munich),
  • Sultane (Paris),
  • Rachel Uffner (New York),
  • Zénon X (Antwerp).

FIAC is continuing its commitment to emerging galleries, in particular through the Young Galleries Sector. The ten selected galleries – Bel Ami (Los Angeles), Chris Sharp Gallery (Los Angeles), Noah Klink (Berlin), Öktem Aykut (Istanbul), Dawid Radziszewski (Warsaw), Untitled (2016) (Paris), Martina Simeti ( Milano), Soft Opening (London), Sweetwater (Berlin), Weiss Falk (Basel) – will receive financial support of 50% of the stand costs to contribute to their participation.


The Design Sector, present at FIAC since 2017, will host leading galleries in the furniture and modern and contemporary design market: Jousse entreprise – Architectural furniture (Paris), Galerie kreo (Paris, London), LAFFANOUR – Galerie Downtown ( Paris), Eric Philippe (Paris), and Galerie Patrick Seguin (Paris).

FIAC strengthens the presence of art publishing and multiples galleries: mfc-michèle didier (Paris, Brussels), Gilles Drouault galerie / multiples (Paris), Éditions Dilecta (Paris), Galerie 8 + 4 (Paris), Florence Loewy (Paris) TCHIKEBE (Marseille), STPI (Singapore), WE DON’T WORK ALONE (Paris), Editions Sylvain Courbois (Lille).

FIAC is renewing its cultural program with its emblematic exhibition FIAC Hors les Murs: works and architectural projects will be presented in collaboration with the Domaine national du Louvre et des Tuileries in the Jardin des Tuileries. The Eugène Delacroix National Museum will be offering an exhibition by Jean Claracq, curated by Claire Bessède (Director of the Eugène Delacroix National Museum). The exhibition will bring together the paintings of Eugène Delacroix around the theme of youth, and the work of Jean Claracq, in collaboration with the Sultana Gallery (Paris).

As every year, the FIAC Hors les Murs will extend to Place Vendôme, and the FIAC programs will be supplemented by the Conversation Room, a series of conferences, and the Parades performance program for the FIAC. Le Petit Palais, partner institution of FIAC since 2016, will present a personal exhibition by Jean-Michel Othoniel, Le Théorème de Narcisse, in collaboration with Perrotin.


Art shipping specialist Convelio has announced that it has been appointed as an operational partner of FIAC 2021. Convelio will support sales through the FIAC online viewing room by integrating its shipping widget on the FIAC website. It is estimated that by using digital solutions like this, collectors are 30% more likely to complete a purchase, providing a clear business advantage to FIAC exhibitors.

Convelio’s built-in widget is designed to make the process of organizing logistics for shipping works of art, which has always been opaque and inefficient, much more efficient, transparent and cost effective. It does this by generating shipping quotes in minutes (which previously could take up to two days to organize).

Alongside the Widget, which is the heart of the partnership, Convelio will be on site at FIAC to meet exhibitors and collectors, taking care of all their shipping needs.

Convelio CEO and Co-Founder Edouard Gouin said: “It is a great pleasure to partner again with FIAC, which takes place in Paris, France, our oldest and most established market. As an operational partner, our aim is to provide cutting-edge technological solutions that maximize the sales potential of the show and participating exhibitors, which we will do mainly through our built-in widget on the online viewing room, and also through to our presence on site during the fair. “

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