PROMISES
A SECTOR DEDICATED TO EMERGING ART AND GALLERIES

PROMISES A SECTOR DEDICATED TO EMERGING ART AND GALLERIES

This section is dedicated to promoting 12 talented young galleries that are under six years of existence. This year brings a 100% international selection with galleries from Abidjan, Amsterdam, Bogota, Bratislava, Geneva, Lagos, London, Luanda or Rome. Also new this year, The L’art est vivant 2017 prize, in partnership with The Fine Art Collective, will be awarded to one of the artists presented by Promises.

PROMISES GALLERIES

50 Golborne, London
Anna Marra Contemporanea, Roma
Art Twenty One, Lagos
La Balsa Arte, Bogota
ELA - Espaço Luanda Arte, Luanda
Espace L, Geneva
Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Abidjian
The Ravestjin Gallery, Amsterdam
Rutger Brandt Gallery, Amsterdam
Tiwani Contemporary, London
Tyburn Gallery, London
SODA Gallery, Bratislava


L’art est vivant
‘L'art est vivant’ is a collective of passionate art enthusiasts and collectors founded in 2014. Every year it supports artists from the emerging contemporary art scene by helping with the production and distribution of their creations, the publication of books and artists’ books and contributing to purchasing and lending art works. It also organises and supports various exhibitions and events.

The ‘L'art est vivant’ prize is the consequence of our approach as art collectors and enthusiasts interested in all kinds of artistic creation. It embodies a spirit of adventure, as we are attentive to artists who express how they see their world and our world and a spirit of discovery, because we are constantly on the lookout for unexpected emotions and new suggestions that are outside of time and any known frameworks. When we offer to help an artist, it is always at a key moment in his/her artistic career, one which we feel is important, or to be more precise, a vital moment, when what is at stake will allow the artist in question to cross the threshold into a new creative stage.

Working directly with the artist and hand-in-hand with his/her gallery, our ambition is to achieve concrete results, grounded in quality human relations, mutual respect and confidence. In conjunction with the artist, our actions aim to ensure that the artworks travel and are seen by as many people as possible, thereby giving birth to new adventures both in France and abroad.

In this way life is at work and the artist’s vision and commitment make sense, in other words we are helping others to see as we do.

The 2017 ‘L'art est vivant’ prize will be awarded to one of the artists whose work is on show in the Promesses section. In 2016, the prize went to Tunisian artist Atef Maatallah.

Atef Maatallah, Refuge 2 – Graphite on cotton paper - triptych 40 × 50 cm - 2016 - @ Atef Maatallah


With the support of :

Olalekan Jeyifous, Onions are My Husband, 2016, Oeuvres sur papier 56 x 76 cm, 50 Golborne, Londres
  • Olalekan Jeyifous, Onions are My Husband, 2016, Oeuvres sur papier 56 x 76 cm, 50 Golborne, Londres
Radenko Milak  Untitled, 2016 Oeuvres sur papier 95 x 145 cm Rutger Brandt Gallery
  • Radenko Milak Untitled, 2016 Oeuvres sur papier 95 x 145 cm Rutger Brandt Gallery
Virginia Chihota  kuzvirwisa (Fighting Self), 2016 Oeuvres sur papier 180 x 130 cm Tiwani Contemporary, Londres
  • Virginia Chihota kuzvirwisa (Fighting Self), 2016 Oeuvres sur papier 180 x 130 cm Tiwani Contemporary, Londres
Binelde Hyrcan, Photo of the artist, 2016, ELA - Espaço Luanda Arte
  • Binelde Hyrcan, Photo of the artist, 2016, ELA - Espaço Luanda Arte
Jems Robert Koko Bi No man's land #1, 2016 Bois de teck 39 x 19 x 25 cm Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Abidjan
  • Jems Robert Koko Bi No man's land #1, 2016 Bois de teck 39 x 19 x 25 cm Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Abidjan
Delio Jasse  Terreno Ocupado , 2014 Photographie, 56 x 76 cm Tiwani Contemporary, Londres
  • Delio Jasse Terreno Ocupado , 2014 Photographie, 56 x 76 cm Tiwani Contemporary, Londres
Natalia Ossef  Forever, 2016 Peinture 40 x 55 cm Rutger Brandt Gallery
  • Natalia Ossef Forever, 2016 Peinture 40 x 55 cm Rutger Brandt Gallery
Julian Burgos  Madonna, 2016 Peinture 146 x 114 cm La Balsa Arte
  • Julian Burgos Madonna, 2016 Peinture 146 x 114 cm La Balsa Arte
Namsa Leuba  Thumbs Up, from the series Zulu Kids, 2014 Photographie 140 x 112 cm Art Twenty One, Lagos
  • Namsa Leuba Thumbs Up, from the series Zulu Kids, 2014 Photographie 140 x 112 cm Art Twenty One, Lagos
Julien Spiewak  La Lice et ses petits de Jean-Baptiste Oudry (salon de 1753), poêle aux accessoires de chasse en faïence de Strasbourg (deuxième moitié du XVIIIe siècle), Carole, lustre provenant d’un théâtre (XIXe siècle), vase en porcelaine Pupp
  • Julien Spiewak La Lice et ses petits de Jean-Baptiste Oudry (salon de 1753), poêle aux accessoires de chasse en faïence de Strasbourg (deuxième moitié du XVIIIe siècle), Carole, lustre provenant d’un théâtre (XIXe siècle), vase en porcelaine Pupp
Sadikou Oukpedjo  Mue #12, 2017 Technique mixte sur toile 155 x 135 cm Galerie Cécile Fakhoury , Abidjan
  • Sadikou Oukpedjo Mue #12, 2017 Technique mixte sur toile 155 x 135 cm Galerie Cécile Fakhoury , Abidjan
Elvio Chiricozzi  Ritroverai le nubi, 2013 Dessin 120 x 120 cm Anna Marra Contemporanea
  • Elvio Chiricozzi Ritroverai le nubi, 2013 Dessin 120 x 120 cm Anna Marra Contemporanea
Moffat Takadiwa  Educated Fills , 2016 Sculpture 200 x 100 x 30 cm Tyburn Gallery
  • Moffat Takadiwa Educated Fills , 2016 Sculpture 200 x 100 x 30 cm Tyburn Gallery
Dalila Dalléas Bouzar  Untitled #1, série Soléman, 2015 Huile sur toile 50 x 40 cm Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Abidjan
  • Dalila Dalléas Bouzar Untitled #1, série Soléman, 2015 Huile sur toile 50 x 40 cm Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Abidjan
Lucia Tallova  Serie Sea, 2015 Peinture, Installation, Oeuvres sur papier, Mixed media 90 x 250 x 125 cm SODA gallery
  • Lucia Tallova Serie Sea, 2015 Peinture, Installation, Oeuvres sur papier, Mixed media 90 x 250 x 125 cm SODA gallery
Mohau Modisakeng Untitled, 2014 Photographie 150 x 200 x 2 cm Tyburn Gallery
  • Mohau Modisakeng Untitled, 2014 Photographie 150 x 200 x 2 cm Tyburn Gallery
Catherine Rebois  De l’intelligence des corp, 2013 Photographie Espace L
  • Catherine Rebois De l’intelligence des corp, 2013 Photographie Espace L
Perino & Vele The small archive 1994-2014, 2014 Sculpture 141 x 81 x 51 cm Anna Marra Contemporanea
  • Perino & Vele The small archive 1994-2014, 2014 Sculpture 141 x 81 x 51 cm Anna Marra Contemporanea
Kapela Paulo  The Best Is Yet To Come, 2017 Peinture, Installation, Oeuvres sur papier, Dessin, Mixed media 180 x 3000 cm ELA - Espaço Luanda Arte
  • Kapela Paulo The Best Is Yet To Come, 2017 Peinture, Installation, Oeuvres sur papier, Dessin, Mixed media 180 x 3000 cm ELA - Espaço Luanda Arte
Gareth Nyandoro Kuguruguda Stambo (Hypnotic Lollipop Eaters), 2015 Peinture, Mixed media 260 x 410 x 110 cm Tiwani Contemporary, Londres
  • Gareth Nyandoro Kuguruguda Stambo (Hypnotic Lollipop Eaters), 2015 Peinture, Mixed media 260 x 410 x 110 cm Tiwani Contemporary, Londres
Juan Osorno  Sin Título. De la serie 'Avistamientos', 2017 Photographie, Dessin 29 x 27 cm La Balsa Arte
  • Juan Osorno Sin Título. De la serie 'Avistamientos', 2017 Photographie, Dessin 29 x 27 cm La Balsa Arte
Pedro Pires  Here#1, 2017 Oeuvres sur papier, Mixed media 76 x 56 cm ELA - Espaço Luanda Arte
  • Pedro Pires Here#1, 2017 Oeuvres sur papier, Mixed media 76 x 56 cm ELA - Espaço Luanda Arte
Wura-Natasha Ogunji, Statues Also Love, 2015, Oeuvres sur papier 150 x 240 cm, 50 Golborne
  • Wura-Natasha Ogunji, Statues Also Love, 2015, Oeuvres sur papier 150 x 240 cm, 50 Golborne
Emo de Medeiros  Saint Jmanbatis, 2016 Photographie 150 x 100 cm 50 Golborne, Londres
  • Emo de Medeiros Saint Jmanbatis, 2016 Photographie 150 x 100 cm 50 Golborne, Londres
Sebastian Hosu  From the 'Outscape' series, 2017 Oeuvres sur papier 110 x 86 cm Rutger Brandt Gallery
  • Sebastian Hosu From the 'Outscape' series, 2017 Oeuvres sur papier 110 x 86 cm Rutger Brandt Gallery