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YIA Art Fair - Supporting Young International Artists

October 6, 2016
A philosophy graduate interested in critical theory, politics and art. Alias of Jelena Martinović.

Following six editions in Paris and one in Brussels, the international art fair YIA Art Fair (Young International Artists) returns during the FIAC at Carreau du Temple. Founded in 2010 by Romain Tichit, YIA specializes in promotion, diffusion, and exhibitions of emerging artists in the contemporary art scene. From October 20th to 23rd, the art fair will present an international selection of 65 galleries coming from 16 countries and 3 continents. In addition, the fair will have a rich supporting program with a series of talks in the auditorium and a space dedicated to drawings and editions with guest artist Daniel Buren represented for this occasion by Atelier Multiples-Un. YIA Art Fair is a fantastic opportunity for emerging artists to increase their visibility and make valuable connections with the audience and international art collectors.

it shows that some of these works will find their new home in private museums in brussels
Nikos Charalambidis – Monument should be trusted, 2013

Exhibitors and Highlights

This year, the art fair will bring together 65 galleries coming from France, Turkey, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Kenya, Netherlands, Morocco, Cameroon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Spain, Japan, Romania, and Slovakia. Be sure not to miss booths by MAGMA from Bologna sporting a research-based approach to exhibiting; Nosbaum & Reding from Luxembourg; and Wunderkammern from Rome and Milan that promotes an international program of excellence of contemporary art research in its different forms and languages, among others. As part of the African scene, YIA will present galleries A.Gorgi from Sidi Bou Said, Galerie 127 from Marrakech, Le Cube-Independent ArtRoom from Rabat and L’Atelier from Casablanca.

Visitors will have a chance to discover or revisit the work of a wide range of creatives coming from all over the world. It is difficult to single out anybody, but we could mention a few names whose works you shouldn’t miss: the sculptor Guillaume Castel represented by Ariane C-Y from Paris, the computer pioneer Vera Molnar represented by Gallery DAM from Berlin, the artist PK represented by Art Lab Africa, Emmanuele De Ruvo represented by Montoro 12 Contemporanea from Rome, Filippo Armellin represented by The Flat-Massimo Carasi from Milan, Hubert Marot represented by Anne de Villepoix from Paris, Andrés Ramirez represented by Escougnou-Certraro from Paris and Mathieu Roquigny represented by Pop Up from Paris, among others.

The List of Exhibitors

55 BellechasseParis (Fr)
A.GorgiSidi Bou Saïd (Tu)
Absolute Art GalleryBruges, Knokke (Be)
Ambacher ContemporaryMunich, Paris (De-Fr)
Analix ForeverGeneve (Sz)
Anna Marra ContemporaneaRome (It)
Anne De VillepoixParis (Fr)
Annie GentilsAntwerp (Be)
ArchiraarBrussels (Be)
Ariane C-YParis (Fr)
Arielle D’hauterivesBrussels (Be)
Art Lab AfricaNairobi (Ke)
Bernard Vidal - Nathalie BertouxParis (Fr)
Bertrand GrimontParis (Fr)
CharlotParis (Fr)
Christophe TailleurStrasbourg (Fr)
Da EndParis (Fr)
DamBerlin (De)
Elizabeth CouturierLyon (Fr)
Eric MouchetParis (Fr)
Escougnou-CertraroParis (Fr)
Fondation Bandjoun StationBanjoun (Cm)
Francesca AntoniniRome (It)
Francis Boeske ProjectAmsterdam (Nl)
Galerie 127Marrakech (Mo)
Gratadou IntuitiParis ( Fr)
L Gallery(Be)
L’atelier 21Casablanca (Mo)
L’inlassable GalerieParis (Fr)
Laure RoynetteParis (Fr)
Le Cube-Independant Art RoomRabat (Mo)
Less Is More ProjectsParis (Fr)
Little BigParis (Fr)
Little BirdsNantes (Fr)
LjParis (Fr)
Lkff Art&SculptureIxelles (Be)
Louis GendreParis (Fr)
MagmaBologna (It)
MansartParis (Fr)
Mariska HammoudiParis (Fr)
MaubertParis (Fr)
Melanie RioParis (Fr)
Meno NisaVilnius (Lt)
Mini GalerieAmsterdam (Nl)
Montoro 12Rome (It)
Multiples UnParis (Fr)
New Square GalleryLille (Fr)
No MadParis (Fr)
Nosbaum RedingLuxembourg (Lu)
Petits CarreauxSaint Briac Sur Mer (Fr)
Phantom Projects ContemporaryTroyes (Fr)
Pierre HalletBruxelles (Be)
Pop UpParis (Fr)
Profanations Formelles - Commissariat D’alessandro Gallichio / Rooster GalleryVilnius (Lt)
Ruines Du Soleil- Un Commissariat De Lea Bismuth / School GalleryParis (Fr)
SoberingParis (Fr)
T&LParis (Fr)
TchikebeMarseille (Fr)
The Flat-Massimo CarasiMilan (It)
The Son EspaceGirone (Es)
TristanParis (Fr)
Under Construction GalleryParis (Fr)
UrdlaVilleurbanne (Fr)
WunderkammernRome, Milan (It)
XenonBordeaux (Fr)
Yukiko KawaseParis (Fr)
Yukiko Koide PresentsTokyo (Ja)
ZahorianBratislava (Sk)
ZorziniBucharest (Ro)
Guest Artists:
Fabrice HermansMaastricht (Nl)
Matthieu BoucheritParis (Fr)
Sylvain PolonyParis (Fr)

The YIA Program

In partnership with Marais Culture +, YIA Art Fair will present a cultural Hors-Les Murs for a third year in a row, in order to provide more visibility to young artists. Curated by the committee guided by Marion Zilion, the program will feature exhibitions, dances and performances, screenings of short and medium-length films, as well talks and special meetings between art enthusiasts, artists and other art professionals. You should check out the exhibition Pavillon de l’Exil, the curatorial project of the artist Mounir Fatmi, Gerard Fromanger retrospective at Centre Georges Pompidou, as well as works by Said-Afifi, Nelly Agassi, and Guy Limone.

Profanations Formelles, a committee of Alessandro Gallicchio will showcase a group exhibition featuring Chiara Bettazzi, Carlo Colli, Carine Klonowski, Pierre-Pol Lecouturier, Muriel Leray, Rachel Morellet, Nicolas Rames and Sebastien Vonier. Ruines du Soleil, a committee of Lea Bismuth, will present the artistic duo Pia Ronde & Fabien Saleil. The Foundation Bandjoun Station from Bandjoun will present the project Silent Crying featuring the work of young African artists Jean David Nkot and Atsoupe.

Apart from the program of exhibitions, YIA will also organize a series of roundtables around issues related to contemporary thought and aesthetics in order to strengthen the links between different spheres and actors of art. Taking place from October 21st until 23, these discussions will be open to visitors within the limit of available seats.

the event will present many museums and design shows
Left: Vera Molnar – Sigma, 1965 -2013 / Right: Vera Molnar – Sigma, 1965 -2013

The YIA Art Fair Award

Since 2014, this contemporary art fair rewards and supports the young art scene. This year, the YIA Art Fair award will be granted by a jury constituted by experts to an exhibited artist at the fair, for the quality of the artwork. It will be presented by Romain Tichit and Isabelle Chatout, associates of the agency LFDAC, at the Picasso museum in Paris on October 29th, 2016.

the home of this event is paris
Left: Mathieu Roquigny – Hobergine, 2015 / Right: Cyril Zarcone – Volée Hélicoïdale, 2016

Practical Information

The YIA Art Fair will be held from October 20th until October 23rd, 2016 at Le Carreau du Temple. The preview of the art fair by invitation only will be held on Thursday, October 20th from 10am to 10pm. The price of the full-fare ticket is 15€, and the reduced fare for people under 20 years, student and art schools is 8€.

contact the organizers for more information
Left: Filippo Armellin – Blank Interior 5, 2016 / Right: PK – Dancing with the Flag II, 2016
the design of fair booths will be stunning
Left: Emmanuele De Ruvo – Anachronism, 2016 / Right: Hubert Marot, Dazzling, 2015
contact the organizers for more information
Guillaume Castel – Pétale. Courtesy Ariane-CY

Featured images: Andrés Ramirez – Elleipsis through full light, 2016; Immersions Screenshot; M Briand – Parallel Call. All images courtesy of YIA Art Fair.