La Galerie centre d’art contemporain
Established in 1999, La Galerie is a state-subsidised art centre in a former notary’s residence in central Noisy-le-Sec, in the inner Paris suburbs.
The artistic director is Émilie Renard.
La Galerie offers a very broad public a year by year programme revolving around exploration of a particular theme. Four exhibitions annually, each accompanied by relevant publications, are an opportunity to discover new work by internationally recognised artists and contributions from emerging artists as well.
Providing artists with practical assistance via residencies and production of new works, La Galerie highlights its international emphasis with the publication of a free bilingual guide to each exhibition and, since 2006, invitations to guest curators from abroad.
As part of each exhibition, the La Galerie team offers educational and cultural activities as well as liaison facilities. A mediator providing help and guidance for visitors is present full-time in the exhibition space and a documentation space offers useful back-up material.
All La Galerie activities are free.