On the occasion of its 20th birthday, Galerie Nathalie Obadia is delighted to announce the opening of a second gallery in the Marais, Paris, five years after the opening of its space in Brussels, and ten years after the gallery first came to Rue du Cloître Saint-Merri in the Marais, near the Pompidou Centre. Its inaugural show, on 22 February 2013, will feature a series of previously unseen works by British artist Fiona Rae.
Formerly an artist's studio, this new space measuring 300 square metres is located in Rue du Bourg Tibourg. "Opening a new location means we can celebrate the gallery's birthday in a forward-looking way. It allows us to offer our artists ambitious, different exhibitions in a space that complements our historical address," explains Nathalie Obadia.
This spacious, sculptural "white cube" with its magnificent glass roof will provide a perfect showcase for large-format paintings and monumental installations by artists as diverse as Joana Vasconcelos, Luc Delahaye, Sarkis, Guillaume Bresson and Barry X Ball.
This second address will be inaugurated on 22 February by British artist Fiona Rae, whom the gallery has represented since 1994. Born in 1963, Rae is an alumna of London's famous Goldsmiths College, where, alongside Damien Hirst and Sarah Lucas, she was part of the group known as "Young British Artists", whose arrival rejuvenated the British art scene in the 1980s. Rae became one of the leading abstract painters of her generation, her work prominent in such prestigious public and private collections as Tate Modern (London), the Fond National d'Art Contemporain (Paris), Mudam (Luxembourg), the Fundacio Caixa (Barcelona), and the LVMH collection (Paris).
Next from the gallery's roster of artists to occupy this new space in Rue Bourg Tibourg will be the American-Puerto Rican Enoc Perez and the New York-based Pakistani-born Huma Bhabha, who have recently enjoyed successful shows at, respectively, the Corcoran Gallery (Washington DC) and PS1 Moma ( New York).