The leading springtime event for modern and contemporary art


The place to be for modern and contemporary art in spring in Paris

Art Paris is the place to be in Paris in spring. Favouring a thematic approach and open to all mediums, from 4th -7th April 2019, the 21st edition of the fair will bring together 145 modern and contemporary art galleries under the majestic cupola of the Grand Palais.

An identity all of its own

Art Paris has an identity all of its own. It is an international art fair that focuses on a regional exploration of European art from the post-war years to the present day, whilst placing special emphasis on the new horizons of international creation, whether from Asia, Africa, the Middle East or Latin America.

A Gaze at Women Artists in France

Curated by AWARE: Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions, the 2019 edition presents a critical and subjective overview of the work of women artists in France. 20 specific projects by women artists will be selected from amongst the exhibits of participating galleries and AWARE will produce a text summarising the question. Each of the 20 selected projects will be specifically highlighted in the fair’s promotional material.

AWARE: Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions was founded in 2014 by art historian Camille Morineau, whose speciality is women artists. The association aims to create, classify and distribute information about 20th century women artists.

Southern Stars: An Exploration of Latin American Art

Art Paris forged its reputation by broadening the scope of art and exploring foreign art scenes. The 2019 edition will present an exploration of the new effervescent and highly stimulating artistic scenes of Latin America, .

Art historian and independent exhibition curator Valentina Locatelli will be in charge of this focus, which will highlight the specific identity and diversity of Latin American art with a selection of galleries and artists, special additional projects, such as a video programme, conferences and the production of monumental art walls, aiming to provide a new perspective on Latin American art of these days

Solo Show: encouraging monographic exhibitions

Monographic exhibitions are a special moment in an artist’s career. They help develop a better awareness of their work and, in so doing, add to their reputation. Ever since 2015, Art Paris has been encouraging the presence of solo shows, which are spread throughout the fair.

“Promises”: supporting young galleries and emerging artists

“Promises” is a section located in the central part of the Grand Palais playing host to 14 galleries with less than six years of existence. The participating galleries may present no more than three emerging artists. The fair finances 45% of the galleries’ participation costs.

Paris, the World art capital

With the opening of private foundations, bold new architecture, dynamic institutions and an active art market, Paris is more than ever a World art capital and a place to be. The fair’s special VIP programme, “Springtime in Paris”, illustrates the effervescence of the Parisian art scene this spring, while highlighting the Latin American presence in France.

Making contemporary art accessible to all

Art Paris is dedicated to making contemporary art accessible to the widest audience, offering some 80 guided tours of the fair as well as a number of specific tools, in particular its elaborate yet eminently practical website which presents a virtual visit of the fair and filters allowing visitors to search for works by artist, price, geographical provenance and technique...

Art Paris 2018 © Marc Domage
  • Art Paris 2018 © Marc Domage


58,789 visitors from 50 countries • 6,500m2 at the Grand Palais • 142 exhibitors from 22 countries • more than 1.000 artists from 73 countries • 44% foreign participants • 56% French galleries • 48% newcomers


With more than 170 advertisements in the French and international press • 2,790 posters Throughout Paris • more than 720 accredited journalists • Some 390 news articles in 24 countries • 670,534 pages viewed on (292,767 single visitors).