An Overview of the French Art Scene:

Common and Uncommon Stories

An overview of the French art scene: Common and Uncommon Stories

An overview of the French art scene: Common and Uncommon Stories

Each year, in support of the French scene, Art Paris invites a curator to engage critically and historically with a selection of projects by French artists presented by participating galleries. In Common and Uncommon Stories, independent curator and art critic Gaël Charbau brings together the work of 22 artists, most of which were born in the 1980s, responding to the notion of the narrative and the ambiguous interplay between singularity and universality in storytelling. He has also been invited to write a text presenting each artist and their work.

Guest curator: Gaël Charbau, independent curator and art critic


In 2003, Gaël Charbau founded the contemporary art journal Particules. He curates the Audi Talents awards and is the director of the Bourse Révélations Emerige, which supports emerging artists working in France. He regularly organises exhibitions in Europe and Asia and works with various institutions, programmes and patrons. He is the artistic advisor for Universcience (Palais de la Découverte and Cité des Sciences) and was the artistic director for Nuit Blanche 2018.

Selected French artists:

Henni Alftan, Galerie Claire Gastaud
Léa Belooussovitch, Galerie Paris-Beijing
Abdelkader Benchamma, Galerie Templon
Jérôme Borel, Galerie Olivier Waltman
Damien Cabanes, Galerie Eric Dupont
Claire Chesnier, Galerie ETC
Rémi Dal Negro, Galerie Eric Mouchet
Elsa & Johanna, Galerie La Forest Divonne
Roland Flexner, Galerie Nathalie Obadia
Laurent Gapaillard, Galerie Daniel Maghen
Jennyfer Grassi, Galerie Eva Hober
Kubra Khademi, Galerie Eric Mouchet
Gabriel Leger, Galerie Vincent Sator
Caroline Le Méhauté, H Gallery
Anita Molinero, Galerie Thomas Bernard - Cortex Athletico
Anne et Patrick Poirier, Dilecta
Baptiste Rabichon, Galerie Paris-Beijing
Louis-Cyprien Rials, Galerie Eric Mouchet
Kevin Rouillard, Galerie Thomas Bernard - Cortex Athletico
Edgar Sarin, Dilecta
Hervé Télémaque, Galerie Rabouan Moussion
Paul Vergier, H Gallery