Fiac Los Angeles
FIAC LA FIRST EDITION : March 27-29, 2015
From March 27th – 29th, 2015, Reed Exhibitons will bring FIAC, one of the world’s leading international art fairs, from Paris to Los Angeles. A convergence of FIAC’s forty year history of dynamic growth and the city’s rise as a cultural capital, under the stewardship of Director Aurélia Chabrillat, FIAC LA will establish a new paradigm for the international art fair. Set against the backdrop of one of America’s fastest growing neighborhoods, FIAC LA will bring a program of contemporary art and design to Downtown’s Los Angeles Convention Center.
FIAC was founded forty years ago as a fair for gallerists by gallerists, with an aim to present a curated vision of contemporary art to a wider public. Over the years Reed Exhibitions has invented, explored and expanded the fair. During the last decade, FIAC has become one of the three most important art fairs in the world. In 2013, FIAC welcomed more than 75,000 visitors and over 100 international museum groups to the Grand Palais, in Paris.
FIAC offers a world renowned visitors program, providing unparalleled VIP access to a wealth of museums and private collections. In addition, the fair transcends its walls to bring monumental art into the most iconic and historical public spaces throughout Paris. FIAC, by its nature, is both expansive and inclusive. This ethos will continue to guide its vision as it debuts in Los Angeles collaborating with local institutions, universities, and artists organizations. An american fair with European parents, FIAC LA's goal is to become a central part of the cultural life of LA, a city with two easts - and a different way of looking.
Aurelia Chabrillat, who has over 20 years’ of experience in contemporary art, has worked for public institutions (the Cultural Affairs Department of the City of Paris, FRAC - Regional Contemporary Art Collection - Champagne-Ardennes) as well as galleries. She managed the studio of Nan Goldin, followed by the direction of the Espace Claude Berri until his death in 2009. She then joined Christie's France, where she held the position of Asian 20th Century & Contemporary Art Specialist and was actively involved in the development of sales in Hong-Kong.
As part of the growth plan for this fair in LA, and to assist in exploring other opportunities, Robert Fitzpatrick has been named Director of Development, North America. Fitzpatrick, former President of CalArts (California Institute of the Arts) and Director of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Art Festival and its successor the Los Angeles Festival has a deep knowledge and passion for this amazing city as well as of Paris and its institutions, having served as the first President of EuroDisney, responsible for building and opening Paris Disneyland in 1992. Most recently he served as Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.
Gallery applications for FIAC Los Angeles 2015 are open.
The application deadline is set for Wednesday, September 30th 2014