PARIS — FRANCE
In 1990, Laurent Godin got his degree from Les Beaux Arts de Lyon. He then worked several years with the galerist Roger Pailhas in Marseille rst then in Paris. In 1993 he was in charge with Pontus Hulten of the sculpture park « De- vant le Futur » based in South Korea where he’ll spend a couple years. Between 2000 and 2005 he is made head of « Le Rectangle », Lyon Contemporary Art Center, where he will present exhibitions by Wang Du, L’atelier Van Lieshout, Stephan Balkenhol, Anselm Kiefer… In 2005 he is curator and organizer of a large sculpture exhibition in Jinan, China during which he showed pieces by Daniel Buren, Pierre Huygue, Anne Veronica Janssen… Convinced by the major role galeries play for artists, he nally founded his own gallery in 2005 with the support and trust of many artists.
The gallery was founded in 2005 by Laurent Godin. It is located in the heart of Le Marais in Paris, one block from the Centre Pompidou.
Since 10 years the program focuses on emerging and established artists – the gallery currently represents 20 artists – working with different media and participating to the discussion and evolution of contemporary art debate with a particular attention with practices dealing with politics and socio-cultural content.
Acclaimed solo shows by Peter Buggenhout, Gonzalo Lebrija, Haim Steinbach, Mika Rottenberg, Alan Vega– among others – have been held in the marais space. But also several group shows gathering works by the artists of the gal- lery and other great international artists such as Eugène Leroy, Hans Josephson, John Armleder, Francis Picabia…
In October 2015, the gallery cele- brated its 10 year anniversary, opening a new space in Paris ; 500 square meters in the east of Paris. This second space is a new tool for new perspectives : As the space is located a little way out/far of the city center, it is an invitation to take time to re-think our relation to the art works and the exhibitions, out of the « classical gallery track ».
This project space is a multi task / multi fonction space, the gallery organizes group shows but also solo shows only once or twice a year, events, talks…It is an ongoing pro- ject that aim to open new perspec- tive /windows for visitors and artists of the gallery.
Galerie Laurent Godin also represents its artists in the most important international art fairs in Paris, Cologne, Miami, NY, Bruxelles…
Galerie Laurent godin
5 Rue du Grenier Saint-Lazare, 75003 Paris
TEL / + (33) 01 42 71 10 66