The gallery will be located at Ely House on Dover Street, in the heart of London’s Mayfair
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac announced that the gallery will open in London in Spring 2017.
The gallery will be located at Ely House on Dover Street, in the heart of London’s Mayfair. An outstanding 18th century mansion, Ely House was built in 1772 to serve as the episcopal residence for the Bishops of Ely before being reinvented in 1909 as the home of the Albermarle Club.
Spread over four floors and 1,500 m² (16,000 ft²), Ely House will provide four distinct gallery spaces. The restoration of the rooms and galleries will be overseen by the New York based architect Annabelle Selldorf. The gallery will be led by Polly Robinson Gaer.
Despite the recent result of the EU referendum in the UK, the gallery has no doubt that London will continue to be one of most vibrant and quintessential art centres in the world.
Since its foundation in 1983, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac has specialized in international contemporary art representing around 60 artists as well as several renowned estates. With a team of 80 employees and approximately 30 extensive solo and group exhibitions held per year in the Salzburg, Paris and Paris Pantin spaces, the gallery supports and showcases the careers of some of the most influential artists today.
The gallery represents its artists at all major art fairs worldwide. Active in both the primary and secondary markets, the gallery’s role extends to curatorial work, where it acts as a consultant to major museums and public institutions as well as an advisor to private and corporate collections.
The gallery runs its own publishing house, producing catalogues and books to accompany exhibitions, inviting prominent international art historians, curators and writers such as Sir Norman Rosenthal or Orhan Pamuk to contribute.
From its origin in Salzburg, the gallery now holds three distinctive venues, two of which are located in the Paris region. Since 1983 Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac has established itself in Salzburg located in the Villa Kast, a 19th century townhouse in the Mirabell Garden and the historical centre. In March 2010, the gallery opened Salzburg Halle, an additional exhibition space spreading over 2,500 m² (27,000 ft2) within an industrial building close to the city centre of Salzburg.