supporting young galleries and emerging artists


The Promises sector is host to 12 young galleries with less than six years of existence, which may present up to three emerging artists each. The L'art est vivant/ Promesses prize rewards a young talent represented by one of the Promises sector galleries at a key moment in his/her career.

L'art est vivant is an endowment fund created by D. Fizelier that brings together passionate enthusiasts and collectors interested in the emerging contemporary art scene. At the heart of its actions is an open-minded approach that fosters discovery. The fund helps with the production and distribution of art, supports and organises exhibitions and events, publishes artists' books and other works, in addition to purchasing and loaning artworks to French and foreign institutions.

The 2017 L'art est vivant/Promesses prize was awarded to Dalila Dalléas Bouzar represented by Galerie Cécile Fakhoury (Abdijan). This award includes a 5 000 euros allowance for the artist.

The 2018 selection:

Francesca Antonini Arte Contemporanea (Rome)
La Balsa Arte (Bogota, Medellín)
Rutger Brandt Gallery (Amsterdam)
Pierre Yves Caër Gallery (Paris)
GNYP (Berlin)
H Gallery (Paris)
K35 Art Gallery (Moscow)
Kolly Gallery (Zürich)
Galleria Anna Marra (Rome)
Montoro12 Contemporary Art Brussels (Bruxels, Rome)
Progress Gallery (Paris)
Galerie Eko Sato (Paris)

With the support of :

Miguel Cárdenas, El museo del imaginario, 2017