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  • Almine Rech now represents Umar Rashid


    Almine Rech is pleased to announce the representation in Europe and China of Chicago-born artist Umar Rashid, also known as Frohawk Two Feathers, following his first solo exhibition at Almine Rech Paris.


    Almine Rech will feature Umar Rashid's works in Paris+ 2022 and Art Basel Miami 2022.

    Having pursued a Bachelor of Arts in Cinema and Photography from the Southern Illinois University of Carbondale, he developed his own visual language with a focus on history and storytelling. The countless motifs and symbols present in his work transcend culture and make for a playful reading where viewers can interpret many different meanings.

    Rashid finds inspiration in everything that surrounds him – from old illuminated manuscripts, Native American ledger drawings, primitive art paintings, Mughal Persian miniature paintings, Indonesian Batik, Hmong story cloth, Egyptian hieroglyphs, Sumerian Babylonian cuneiform, Roman mosaics, Greek black-line pottery, and Japanese woodblock prints to African sculpture.

    Though mostly using mediums like ink and acrylic, Rashid doesn’t shy away from atypical materials such as tea and coffee, allowing him to make original connections between contemporary culture and colonialism.. As a self-taught artist, he has developed a freedom of expression that has evolved with his painting, avoiding the constrictions of academic artistic education.

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  • The Armory Show


    September 8 - 11, 2022
    Booth 121


    On the occasion of The Armory 2022, Almine Rech will present works by John M Armleder and Vaughn Spann in a specially curated two-artist dialogue. The selection of new works highlights both artists' radical approach to the materials and methods of painting. Spann will present a selection of new works from his ongoing series of biomorphic abstractions featuring two-tone compositions that showcase crackled, impastoed surfaces and appear to radiate heat from within. These pieces will be shown alongside several new canvases by Armleder from his well-established Pour painting series in which the artist cascades liquid pigment to create veils of brilliant color and form.

    VIP Preview (by invitation only):
    Thursday, September 8, 2022, 12 pm - 8 pm

    Public Days:
    Friday, September 9, 2022, 12 pm - 8 pm
    Saturday, September 10, 2022, 12 pm - 7 pm
    Sunday, September 11, 2022, 12 - 6 pm

    The Armory Show
    Javits Center
    429 11th Ave
    New York, NY 10001


    For press requests, please contact:
    Lindsay DeSantis lindsay@lindsaydesantis.com
    For other inquiries, please contact: inquiries@alminerech.com

  • Frieze Seoul


    September 2 – 5, 2022
    Booth C5


    On the occasion of Frieze Seoul 2022, Almine Rech will bring together artists represented by our gallery who demonstrate distinctive practices within painting and sculpture, spanning a wide range of generations and origins. Composed mainly of recently executed wall-based works, this year’s booth reflects the gallery’s diverse program, showcasing artists that exemplify new currents and expansive investigations into different mediums.

    The booth will highlight mostly recent works by established, mid-career and emerging artists: Scott Kahn, Ryoji IkedaZio ZieglerGeorge Condo, Mehdi Ghadyanloo, Brian Calvin, Genieve FiggisJosé Lerma, Tom WesselmannTed Pim, Minjung Kim, De Wain ValentineGregor Hildebrandt, Brent WaddenRudolf Polanszky, Tursic & Mille, Javier CallejaTali LennoxPeter Peri and John McAllister.

    Tom Wesselmann, Monica Sleeping with Matisse, 1988 - Enamel on cut-out steel -118.1 x 218.4 cm, 46 1/2 x 86 in / © Courtesy of the Estate and Almine Rech © 2022 The Estate of Tom Wesselmann / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York - Photo: Nicolas Brasseur

    Friday, 2 September:
    VIP Preview 2 pm — 8 pm
    First VIP Access 2 pm — 5 pm
    Second VIP Access 5 pm — 8 pm

    Saturday, 3 September:
    VIP Preview 11 am — 1 pm
    General Audience 1pm — 7.30 pm

    Sunday, 4 September:
    VIP Preview 11am —1 pm
    General Audience 1pm —7.30 pm

    Monday, 5 September:
    General Audience 11am — 5 pm

    COEX, 513 Yeongdong-daero
    Gangnam-gu
    06164, Seoul
    The fair will be held inside Hall C and D.

    Tickets can be booked online here.

    Online Preview:
    From 26 August – Online VIP Preview
    From 29 August – Online Public Preview
    6 September – Closes

    For press requests, please contact:
    Rosie Fitter rosie@alminerech.com
    For other inquiries, please contact: inquiries@alminerech.com

  • Almine Rech to extend its Paris gallery at 18 Avenue Matignon, doubling its size



    The gallery will keep its address at 18 Avenue Matignon in the 8th Arrondissement in Paris. The expansion is set to take place in early September.


    The extension of the gallery symbolizes Almine Rech’s ambition to keep growing in the French capital in a community that has been instrumental in shaping the gallery since its inception in 1997. The addition to the existing space will be located in the elegant Haussmann building and will provide greater visibility to the roster of international artists the gallery represents.

    Almine comments:
    “With the changes in Parisian traffic in recent years, we decided it was necessary to establish our presence on both sides of the Louvre in order to be closer to all of our collectors. Avenue Matignon has always been a neighborhood of art galleries, as it is close to the museums of the 16th Arrondissement, the auction houses, and the Grand and Petit Palais. Today, the 8th Arrondissement has become one of the major hubs in the international art market, so it only makes sense that we expand our presence there.”

    The inaugural show at Almine Rech Paris | Matignon will be a solo exhibition of Vietnamese artist Mai-Thu, titled Inventing Tradition – A Vietnamese Painter in France opening in early September, 2022. A solo show of Alexander Calder, organized in collaboration with the Calder Foundation, will follow in October 2022.

  • Johan Creten in conversation with Barbara De Coninck



    July 1, 2022


    Johan Creten will be in conversation with Barbara De Coninck on the occasion of his solo show BESTIARIUM at Almine Rech Brussels

    Friday, July 1st

    Talk at 6 pm followed by a book signing

    Free entry. Join us!

  • Art Monte Carlo


    July 13 — 16, 2022
    Booth 6


    On the occasion of Art Monte Carlo 2022, Almine Rech is pleased to present a group exhibition alongside works by emerging and established artists. Through a multifaceted group of works, Almine Rech will bring together artists who demonstrate distinctive practices in painting and sculpture within a wide range of generations and origins: Jean-Baptiste Bernadet, Gordon Cheung, Johan Creten, Jorge Galindo, Mehdi Ghadyanloo, Allen Jones, Leelee Kimmel, Tomokazu Matsuyama, Alexandre Lenoir, Ryan Schneider, Thu Van Tran, Kim Tschang-Yeul, Tursic & Mille, Francesco Vezzoli and Tom Wesselmann.

    On the booth, the gallery will also present a highlight of works by Italian artist Gioele Amaro. A master of the art of synthesis, Amaro combines, transforms, and blurs the boundaries to construct a dialogue between traditional mediums (painting, photography, drawing) and new technologies. By bringing his own touch to this original technique, Amaro shifts figurative representation into the abstract and captures the essence of the subject from real life.

    Preview (by invitation only):
    Wednesday, June 13, 2022, 2 pm to 8 pm

    Opening:
    Thursday, June 14, 2022, 2 pm to 7 pm

    Public Days:
    Friday, July 15, 2022, 2 pm to 8 pm
    Saturday, July 16, 2022, 2 pm to 8 pm

    Grimaldi Forum
    10, avenue Princesse Grace - BP 2000
    MC 98001 Monaco Cedex

    Tickets can be booked online here.

    For press requests, please contact:
    Pauline Quille pauline.quille@alminerech.com
    Éléonore Grau eleonore@insightcommunications.cc

    For other inquiries, please contact: inquiries@alminerech.com

  • Recent Museum Acquisitions


    Almine Rech is pleased to share recent Museum Acquisitions, including works by Ryoji Ikeda, Jonathan Gardner, Ewa Juszkiewicz, Scott Kahn, Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe, Vaughn Spann and Claire Tabouret.

    More information here.

  • Almine Rech congratulates Claire Tabouret who became member of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of the Ministry of Culture in France!


    In her figurative paintings, drawings and sculptures, Claire Tabouret scrutinizes identity and takes a closer look at childhood and its enigmas, the individual isolated or within a group. Sometimes covered, made up or disguised, children and women with mute faces stand upright in front of the viewer like frozen frames.

    The recent immersive mural realized at Fabrègues Castle in the south of France is an example of the timeless and sometimes carnivalesque universe that the artist creates in her paintings. Often coated with a primary fluorescent layer, and realized on large-scale canvas, her works, whose tonalities are sometimes dark and sometimes acidic, as in the ensemble of the Débutantes, exude theatrical enigma. Before the representation of groups and characters, which may recall those of Romantic painting, Claire Tabouret was often interested in aquatic diurnal and nocturnal landscapes. During this time, she notably realized the Maisons Inondées, the series which brought her to recognition, as well as the ensemble entitled Migrants. Originating in internet or archival found photographs, her canvases are tainted with personal experience, unfurling a universe of stories and memories.

    For inquiries, please contact: inquiries@alminerech.com

    Photo: Amanda Charchian

  • Almine Rech now represents Mehdi Ghadyanloo


    Almine Rech is pleased to announce the representation of Iranian artist Mehdi Ghadyanloo in France, Belgium and Shanghai, following his first solo exhibition at Almine Rech Brussels in the spring of 2021.


    Almine Rech will feature a solo exhibition of Mehdi Ghadyanloo in the London space in 2023.

    Born in Karaj, Iran in 1981, he graduated with a B.A. from Tehran University’s College of Fine Arts in 2005, and later earned an M.A. in film studies from Tehran’s Teachers College.

    Mehdi Ghadyanloo began his career as a muralist in Tehran in the early 2000s, when, following a call for proposals by the city, he produced almost one thousand gigantic wall paintings, including dreamlike landscapes and science-fiction scenes.  

    His work combines minimalist themes and a surrealist aesthetic in his paintings, using acrylic, oil, or watercolor. He uses the trompe l’œil technique of his murals to compose his paintings that take on the shape of square boxes with dreamlike imagery and hyperrealistic technique. Each of his works reveals his brilliant ability to trick our eyes and our perception of reality. Their architectural appearance reflects the artist’s investigation into designing and representing space on the canvas.

    Shadow and light overlap and challenge each other endlessly in Ghadyanloo’s practice, and the symbolism of the movement from darkness to light is at the heart of his vision. All the elements that he depicts in his paintings — ladders, fences, holes in the ceiling — are methods of representing a way out, a kind of hope.

    Mehdi Ghadyanloo is now based in Sarrebrücken, Germany and New York, US.

    — Martha Kirszenbaum, independant curator and writer

    Portrait of Mehdi Ghadyanloo, 2022 / Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech © Mehdi Ghadyanloo Studio

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  • César Piette - Book Signing & Pop-Up in collaboration with Almine Rech Editions


    May 6 — 8, 2022 / Paris | Turenne, Front Space

    Book signing: Friday May 6 / from 6 pm
    Pop-Up: May 7-8 / 11 am to 7 pm

    Join César Piette in Paris on May 6 from 6 pm for the book signing of the artist's latest publication Homework, published this year by Almine Rech Editions. 
    On this occasion, catalogs, sculptures and three new limited editions by César Piette will be released and available for purchase exclusively at the Almine Rech Editions Pop-Up in Paris.