WHAT IS FIAC?
Founded in Paris in 1974, the International Contemporary Art Fair [Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain] brings together modern and contemporary art galleries. All media are represented: painting, sculpture, photography, installations, videos, performances, and digital arts. In 2016, the FIAC assembles 186 galleries, originating from 27 countries.
WERE DOES FIAC TAKE PLACE?
Built for the 1900 World Fair and listed as an historic monument, the Grand Palais accommodates under the largest glass ceiling in Europe over 1.5 million visitors per year during events dedicated to contemporary creation and innovation. Like its neighbour, the Petit Palais was also built for the 1900 World Fair and became the Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris in 1902.
HOW MANY VISITORS DOES THE FIAC ATTRACT ?
FIAC is the meeting place dedicated to art professionals and each year invites gallery owners, collectors, artists, curators, directors of institutions and personalities from the international contemporary art world from over 66 countries. Each year, FIAC records over 70 000 entries.