Founded in 1990 in Paris by Emmanuel Perrotin, at the age of 21, Perrotin is a contemporary art gallery located on 3 continents. Since 2005, the Parisian gallery has been located in an eighteenth century Hotel Particulier, on 76 rue de Turenne, in Marais district. Perrotin has a total of six galleries, with the openings of Perrotin Hong Kong in May 2012, Perrotin New York in 2013, Perrotin Seoul in 2016, Perrotin Tokyo in 2017 and Perrotin Shanghai in 2018. The Paris gallery grew with the Ballroom acquisition in 2014, a showroom of 700 m2 (7,500 square feet) in the 17th century Hotel d'Ecquevilly called "the Grand Veneur". The gallery extends over more than 7,000 m2 (75,000 square feet)... Read more</p>
« My passion has always been to make artists’ projects possible. From the beginning, I wanted to give young artists the opportunity to produce their work. I founded my gallery at the age of 21, I have since opened 17 different spaces, always with the aim of offering more and more stimulating devices to the artists. » Emmanuel Perrotin, founder of the eponymous art gallery.
The art gallery represents more than 50 artists and collaborates with some 20 other contemporary artists: established artists, estates, but also young artists from more than 21 countries.
The gallery organizes about 35 exhibitions a year, and partakes in about 20 international art fairs alongside art galleries from around the world. Perrotin is driven by a team of 130 dynamic collaborators worldwide, including 3 partners and over fifteen directors.
Over the past three decades, Perrotin has exhibited and supported contemporary and modern artists through many collaborative projects. Perrotin has a strong desire to organize cross-disciplinary programs, including conferences, workshops for children, concerts and performances.
Besides the e-shop, the galleries in Paris, Hong Kong, New York, Seoul, and Shanghai have their own bookshops that offers a wide selection of books on the gallery's artists, as well as publications about contemporary painting, contemporary sculpture, contemporary architecture, contemporary photography, artist monographs, essays on art history, artifacts, posters, or postcards.
In 2020, the art gallery will celebrate its 30th anniversary.