• Pekka Jylha
  • Christophe Luxereau
  • Charley Case
  • Kate MacDowell
  • Markus Henttonen
  • Lydia Venieri

Taking ideas

A diaporama of artists we represent and then a good idea of what we promote in this gallery.

A l'Ouest rien de nouveau, a solo show by Emeric Lhuisset

A l'Ouest rien de nouveau, a solo show by Emeric Lhuisset

curator: Madeleine Filippi


Emeric Lhuisset has been conducting for several years investigative work in areas of ongoing fighting and interrogates from a distance the issue of representation of war. All his work reflects the relationship between contemporary art and photojournalism, a rich but particularly vague and disconcerting one. The exhibition "A l’Ouest rien de nouveau" sounds like a need for utopia...

About the exhibition: A conference on October 24th at 7:30pm during the night of Parisian galleries & guided tours of the exhibition every Saturday in the presence of the artist.


Plastic Nature, group show

A proposal by Sang-A Chun

13 DECEMBER 2012 - 23 FEBRUARY 2013


Group show

Artists :Hsia-Fei Chang, Jeong-Hwa Choi, Carole Fékété, Young-In Hong, Sung-Soo Koo.

GVQ, Vanessa Quang Gallery is pleased to present the exhibition curated by Plastic Nature Sang Chun. Plastic Nature raises various questions around the flower, one of the major topics of the history of art. A selection of works illustrates the ambiguity of the title "Plastic Nature," which evokes both the beauty of nature and a material which, he, nothing natural. Giving an extension to this paradoxical combination of words, flower, inspiration if any, becomes a way for artists to express about different social, cultural, aesthetic ...

Assemblies synthetic flowers Hsia-Fei Chang usually in the form of speech bubbles, in which words or phrases are provocative. Hung on the wall, these bright flowers have the appearance both decorative and disturbing. Used in funeral ceremonies in Taiwan that can last several weeks, synthetic flowers back repeatedly in the work of the artist, as a representation of the beauty of "cheap" and the end of something, or rather a end that leaves no one indifferent.

In the work of Choi Jeong-Hwa, the flower appears as a symbol of the economic development of Korea. "Big Flower", "Breathing Flower," "Flower Flower", "Heart of Flower" ... all his works based inflatable flowers are both great successes of the country and the negative effects of its constituent hidden face incredible development .Through objects industrially manufactured in large quantities (plastic baskets, synthetic flowers, artificial pearls ...), the artist offers a critical view on the mass culture of today's society.

The photographs of Carole Fékété invite reflection on the nature of things. His series "Flowers" is based on accurate staging, enhanced by light, in which the flowers appear sculptural and overpowering. Carefully chosen in full bloom, and away from the delicate wild flowers, these flowers are often products of a hybrid and conquering nature, devoted to ever more spectacularity and theatricality. The illusion of artificiality is accentuated here by the contrasts of color and texture between the background and the subject.

During a trip to Delhi in 2004, Young-In Hong began a series of drawings of flowers entitled "Flower drawing." The artist draws flowers with a sewing machine, directly on the fabric. She completes her work in the signing, but his signature is actually a note that indicates the price, date and place of purchase flowers. Through the flower, the former enjoyed the ephemeral beauty, Hong questioned the value of beauty in the market society today.

Named "Photogenic Drawing," a photographic process Sung-Soo Koo looks like a botanist studying a wide variety of plants in his laboratory. Through steps such as collecting, washing, footprint and molding wildflowers, it applies to the print from watercolor to achieve the image of the original flower, and then takes in his camera this reconstituted flower. Through the delicate appearance and natural beauty of the flower plastic, Koo has, in fact, his "cynical" of photography vision. For the artist, unlike the time of his invention where we practiced the picture to represent reality, it is today a technical producing mechanical picture.

As part of the exhibition "Plastic Nature," Jeong-Hwa Choi presented his sculptures of inflatable flowers, and he also made a specific installation location.



A proposal by Nicolas Blamoutier

6 JULY - 27 JULY 2013


THE CONSPIRACY OF THE DOLPHINS, a solo show by Lydia Venieri

17 MARCH - 30 APRIL 2012


NIGHT TIME STORIES, a solo show by Markus Henttonen



16 - 24 NOVEMBER 2012

The Power exhibition toured to Galerie Vanessa Quang, Paris, in November 2012. The exhibition was part of Mois de la Photo and coincided with Paris Photo.




25 MAI - 22 JUNE 2013


25 APRIL - 18 MAY 2013

LET IT GO, a solo show by FLAVIA BIGI

16 MARCH - 20 APRIL 2013

BLACK LIGHT, group show curators Barbara Polla&Victor de Bonnecaze


Group show

Exhibited artists: Charley Case, Mat Collishaw, Tonino Cragnolini, Mounir Fatmi, Bob Flanagan, Fabrice Langlade, Martin Lord, Luc Mattenberger, Andrea Mastrovito, Robert Montgomery, Lucien Murat, Jean-Michel Pancin, Françoise Petrovitch, Eric Pougeau, Julien Serve, Rudy Shepherd & Frank Olive & Jeanine Woollard.


ETAPE 2, group show

7 MAY-28 MAY 2011

From May 7th to May 28th, 2011, the exhibition Etape 2 will feature innovative sculptures and installations of artists Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen, Flavia Bigi, Chris Gillis, Pekka Jylhä, Pascal Lièvre, Martin Lord, Kate MacDowell, Lucien Murat and Valentin Ruhry.

In honor and celebration of its tenth anniversary, Vanessa Quang Gallery opens a new exhibition space and reveals a new name and logo, as well as and enriched artistic program.

New space, new possibilities : the gallery’s new space will allow for dynamic exhibition installations and a greater liberty in choosing artworks to display.

Dedicated to exhibiting new media, the gallery will focus especially on installation and video works.

The gallery opens with new directions in mind, oriented towards the experimental and fortuitous encounters among different cultural spheres.

Etape 2 Group show
From May 7th to May 28th , 2011



PROMISED LAND, a solo show by Nikolaj Bendix SKYUM LARSEN

23 JUNE-28 JULY 2012

For his exhibition Larsen shows a recent body of work that explores the lives, hopes and broken dreams of migrants. Works include «Promised Land» a video installation that portrays the lives of migrants in Calais from where they try to get to England. «Ode to the Perished» - is a series of sculptures reminiscent of body-bags that have been left to develop a patina of algae and barnacles in the Aegean Sea where thousands of hopeful migrants have drowned whilst trying to come to Europe. Also on display is «Memorial Series #1 - #7», an ongoing series of still life photographs depicting abandoned migrants' camps in Calais, all of which were inhabited during the production of «Promised Land».

Listen to the interview done for Folkestone triennal by Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen about the video "Promised Land"  at http://soundcloud.com/ft2011-aurdio-guide/nikolaj-bendix-skyum-larsen



IL EST EVIDENT QU’IL EST DEJA TROP TARD, a solo show by Martin Lord


Martin Lord was born in Montreal (Quebec, Canada) in 1974. He lives and works between Paris and Montreal. Since 2002 he collaborated on many projects in France and Quebec.
Vanessa Quang Gallery in line with its commitment to the promotion of young contemporary and multicultural art scene, invites you to the first solo exhibition by Quebec artist Martin Lord.

On this occasion the artist presents a wide range of his artistic atmosphere around a mixing facts and inconsistent implementation dark scene, inspired by the film noir of the 50s and the art of poster artists.

It is obvious that it is already too late, plunges the viewer into a complex story twists moult. The public is invited to take the place of the detective must solve the riddle proposed by the artist.

Martin Lord prepares a setting which is similar to a bad film editing to encourage reflection on the relationship between sound and image in a process bi - dimensional



LIVING ROOM, a solo show by Michaël Cros

12 MAY - 16 JUNE 2012

Michaël Cros protean artist, both choreographer and visual artist, depicts human body, or digital puppets in dance performances, art installations and videos.
His work is crossed by the concept of hybridization. It develops before our very eyes a myth of humanization and invites us to reflect on the definition and boundaries of life: the audience is confronted with a mysterious atmosphere where codes of representations are scrambled.

The approach of the artist is firmly committed, the works presented will question through false pretenses, gambling disorder and the viewer on the concept of "living together" and "social body."



Archeology of Present, group show

13 MARCH - 19 APRIL 2014

curators : Alexandre Reverdito & Nicolas Blamoutier

Exhibited artsists: Delivrance Makingson, Martin Lord, Côme di Meglio, Eliott Paquet - group show

Mykonos Biennale, Crisis and Paganism by Lydia Venieri

4-28 JUNE 2014


On June 4th, Vanessa Quang Gallery will present Mykonos Biennale in Paris, France. Mykonos Biennale was established in Mykonos, Greece through a series of artistic and celebratory events during the summer of 2013. An original event with avant-garde, alternative, bold projects where art diffused throughout the streets of Mykonos, and occupied museums, churches, monuments, lighthouses and windmills. Multimedia art joined nature and humanity, and became a lifestyle. Taking place after the Venice Biennale and Art Basel, the artist-initiated Mykonos Biennale with its Dionysian character reminded us of the primal need of human beings for art. Lydia Venieri conceived the idea of Mykonos Biennale as a reaction to the socioeconomic suffering of Greece. Mykonos is an island seemingly untouched from the crises as it is a global destination during the summer. Lydia says, “Mykonos is the ground where the roots of the alternative thought are planted. Mykonians have strong traditions, but they are also quick-thinking, open-minded, and innovative people who understand Greece's necessity for love and support. Mykonos is an oasis and a shelter, a symbolic island.” The theme of Mykonos Biennale 2013 was Crisis & Paganism. The title satirized the choice of Greece as a starlet in the worldwide economic crises drama. The theme was embraced with humor, enthusiasm and imagination and was carried out with the support of exquisite, energized volunteers who achieved a unique result. The presentation in Paris will include movies from the international video art film festival which occurred in the Cycladic Island last summer, photography captures, and works inspired by the Biennale’s events of Tasos Vrettos, Panos Kostouros, Lydia Venieri, Alexis Fidetzis, and many other artists who participated in the events. The Flower Girls, Eleftheria Kotzaki, Christina Spanou, and Dimitra Stamatopoulou, will present a participatory food performance of flowers, reviving the Mykonos Biennale’s spirit in the French capital.

The stolen bird, group show

The stolen bird, group show


Guest curator: Paul Ardenne

Exhibited artists : Conrad Bakker (USA), Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen (DK), Dan Beudean (RO), Janet Biggs (USA), Stefan Bohnenberger (ALL), Charley Case (BE), Mat Collishaw (UK), Carlos Franklin (COL), Shaun Gladwell (AU), Gérald Kerguillec (FR), Martin Lord (CA), Joanna Malinowska (USA), Robert Montgomery (UK), Frank Perrin (FR), Fernando Prats (CL), Julien Serve (FR), Richard Texier (FR), Lydia Venieri (GR), Eric Winarto (CH)

The exhibition “L’Oiseau volé”* takes as its theme the bird in contemporary art and, more precisely, a certain use of the bird theme by artists today.
The aim of this exhibition is not, primarily, to glorify birds. The aim, rather, is to show how the bird can be an object for art, a way of talking about the state of the world and about our consciousness.
Animals have been part of artistic expression since time immemorial. From the Palaeolithic age to the present day, animals have always accompanied man’s aesthetic conceptions and representations of the world. From the holy ibis of pharaonic Egypt to the winged companions of Saint Francis of Assisi to Brancusi’s The Cock, birds have always occupied a privileged position among the artistic forms inspired by the animal kingdom, as they do in that kingdom itself.
The animalisation of artistic expression represents both a tribute and a strategy, with the bird playing a role that is both cognitive and symbolic. Watching it live, appropriating its images or its feathers, man works out his own position among living beings, while consolidating his dominion.
The use of the bird figure by contemporary artists is like contemporary art itself: diverse, diffracted, multiform and open. Far from the traditional stereotypes of freedom, lightness, travel or romanticism associated with the bird, it now serves contemporary artists’ more general ambition to probe the essence of life, whether biological, ecological or political.

PRISES DE VUE, solo show Michaela Spiegel

PRISES DE VUE, solo show Michaela Spiegel

15 NOVEMBER 2014 -  6 JANUARY 2015

An exhibition with Analix Forever gallery - curator Régis Durand

The first major exhibition of the Austrian artist Michaela Spiegel in Paris since 2008, "PRISES DE VUE" is an exceptional work carried out during the past two years in the large workshop at Spiegel Neofeminism Laboratory .

The artist has created a set of very large drawings from screenshots of classic erotic film or pornographic soft the last century (L'Empire des Sens, Fatale 9 1/2 weeks, Emmanuelle ...).

These works, according to the artist herself, focus on the faces of the "captured", the actresses that come, the actresses that are "taken" by the camera. According to Michaela Spiegel, "These faces suggest dark worlds between sleep, hypnosis, ecstasy and death. Dazzled by their own pleasure, eyelids heavy with the 'little death', the semi-open lips, these women tell of excitement and satisfaction admit dumb. "

Joining these drawings, there are a smaller woman cries series - also derived from historical films like Psycho. Finally, three videos remind destinies of exceptional women, both embodied and filmed by Spiegel itself: Marie Bonaparte, Anna Freud and Gala Dali.

These large works, after transferring the screenshot on Korean handmade paper, are drawn with black and white pastel chalks and performed with virtuosity. One can think about photography. Photography, this way to "take a view" which elects a moment, here, ecstasy. This manner, between drawing and shooting, has attracted the attention of Régis Durand, photography specialist and guest curator of the exhibition.

NO WORRIES : HALAL, a proposal by Rifky Effendy

NO WORRIES : HALAL, a proposal by Rifky Effendy

19 March - 25 April 2015

Indonesian contemporary art group show


Exhibited Artists:
Wimo Ambala Bayang, Irwan Ahmett and Tita Salina, Muhammad Akbar, Agan Harahap, Krisna Murti, Eldwin Pradipta, Anggun Priambodo, Ratu R. Saraswati, Melati Suryodarmo, TROMARAMA.

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Capturer l'éphémère, a proposal by Madeleine Filippi

Capturer l'éphémère, a proposal by Madeleine Filippi

6 May - 13 June 2015

Photography group show

Exhibited Artists: Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen, Reynald Drouhin, Markus Henttonen, Christophe Luxereau, Emeric Lhuisset, Jari Silomäki, Berndnaut Smilde and Sarah Trouche.


Pekka Jylha

Pekka Jylha

Pekka Jylha (Finland)

Sculpture, Monumental installation

Christophe Luxereau

Christophe Luxereau

Christophe Luxereau (France)

Sculpture, Photography, Video, Installation

Charley Case

Charley Case

Charley Case (Belgium)

Drawing, Video, Photography, Installation

Kate MacDowell

Kate MacDowell

Kate MacDowell (US)


Markus Henttonen

Markus Henttonen

Markus Henttonen (Finland)


Lydia Venieri

Lydia Venieri

Lydia Venieri (Greece)

Sculpture, Painting, Photography, Installation

Carlos Franklin

Carlos Franklin

Carlos Franklin

Drawing, Video, Installation

Michaël Cros

Michaël Cros

Michaël Cros (FR)


Martin Lord

Martin Lord

Martin Lord (CA)

Video, Drawing, Painting, Installation

Valentin Ruhry

Valentin Ruhry

Valentin Ruhry (AT)

Sculpture, Installation

Jari Silomaki

Jari Silomaki

Jari Silomaki (FI)


Flavia Bigi

Flavia Bigi

Flavia Bigi (IT)

Photography, Sculpture, Video, Drawings, Paintings

Reynald Drouhin

Reynald Drouhin

Reynald Drouhin (France)

Photography, Video, Digital

Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen @ Frac Nord Pas de Calais

Chassés-croisés – Tours et détours autour du détroit

Commissariat : Conversation Piece (Margaux Brugvin, Delphine David et Gauthier Melin)

20.12.14 – 14.02.15

Espace Salon, Vitrine, Cinéma et Belvédère, FRAC/AP2

Artistes: Walead Beshty, Berlinde de Bruyckere, Olivier Jobard, Bouchra Khalili, Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen, Mehdi Meddaci, Allan Sekula, Bruno Serralongue, Barthélémy Toguo, Lawrence Weiner

Objets disparates, œuvres d’art, témoignages, documents d’archive… c’est à travers divers media que l’exposition “Chassés croisés” explore l’un des paradoxes les plus sensibles à l’ère de la mondialisation: les tensions entre libre circulation des biens et des personnes et immigration irrégulière. Revenant sur les spécificités du détroit du Pas de Calais, l’exposition cherche à porter un nouveau regard sur les migrations en questionnant les représentations de l’étranger, du nomade, du voyageur.

Initiée par le collectif Conversation Piece et avec le soutien de divers acteurs pour l’aide aux migrants, Chassés croisés est conçue comme une exposition participative. Elle proposera au public de repenser le rapport à cet Autre que l’on croise sans jamais rencontrer.

avec la participation de:
Louise Druelle (artiste)
Laboraratoire de Recherche DIVES (ENSAD)
Philippe Gomont (photographe documentaire)
Philippe Wannesson (blogueur de “Passeurs d’hospitalités”)

FRAC Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Du mercredi au dimanche, 12h – 18h
503 Avenue des Bancs de Flandres
59140 Dunkerque, France
Exposition du 21 décembre 2014 au 15 février 2015
Attention! Du 5 au 30 janvier 2015 : visites uniquement sur rendez-vous
Plus d’informations sur le site du FRAC Nord-Pas-de-Calais


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Pekka Jylhä @ Le 19 in Montbéliard, France

Pekka Jylhä takes part in group exhibition titled Le vol en provenance d’Helsinki.


Held at Le 19, Centre régional d’art contemporain de Montbéliard in Montbéliard, France, the exhibition showcases works from a group of 14 Finnish contemporary artists. The exhibition includes photographic works, painting, video and installations. In the exhibition, Pekka Jylhä will exhibit three of his sculptures and installations.

Other exhibiting artists in Le vol en provenance d’Helsinki are Stig Baumgartner, Elina Brotherus, Terhi Heino, Petri Hytönen, Marika Kaarna, Kaarina Kaikkonen, Aino Kannisto, Sandra Kantanen, Ola Kolehmainen, Antti Laitinen, Tiina Mielonen, Mikko Paakkola and Julia Weckman. The exhibition has been curated by Philippe Cyroulnik.

The exhibition is open 6.12.2014–7.2.2015. The exhibition opening is held on the 5th of December at 6.30 PM.

Read more on the exhibition.

Markus Henttonen

17.10.2014-18.1.2015 Markus Henttonen & Kim Simonsson, Lahti Art Museum, Finland.


Martin Lord @ Casablanca

FORME ANIMALE, group show

Curator : Zoulikha Bouabdellah
20 nov 2014 -15 jan 2015

with artists Nasreddine Bennacer, Lucien Murat, Martin Lord, Joyce Pensato, Timothy Hyunsoo Lee, Said Afifi, Nidhal Chamekh, Franck Lestard, Philippe Pasqua, Amina Benbouchta et Nicola Salvatore

Art Paris 2013

Art Paris 2013

Focus on the Finnish artist Pekka Jylhä and artworks from Maxime Ansiau, Charley Case, Kate MacDowell and Valentin Ruhry.

Art Paris 2012

Art Paris 2012

Focus on the Argentinian artist Marina de Caro and artworks from Martin Lord, Markus Henttonen and Voluspa Jarpa.



16-19 JANUARY 2014

Group show with Lydia Venieri, Sung Soo Koo, Jeong-Hwa Choi, Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen.



22-25 JANUARY 2015

Group show with Erwin Redl, Eric Winarto.



27-30 Mars 2014

Group show



21-24 May 2015

Photo London will be a major international photography event : Somerset House, London.
Group show


Discover about the team.


Vanessa Quang


The road towards opening a gallery was neither straight nor direct.  I began my career in public works programming, followed by business consulting, after which I created a real estate website.  It wasn\'t until 2000, however, that I realized that opening a contemporary art gallery would by my greatest adventure.


Today's media--video, interactive installations, etc--form an integral part of the gallery's artistic agenda, alongside more traditional media such as painting, drawing, sculpture and photography.  The artists I represent are emerging multi-disciplinary artists with roots in France and abroad.




The gallery's assistants are a valuable part of our team.  They work directly with our artists and help diffuse information on exhibits to visitors as well.



GVQ- Galerie Vanessa Quang participated to numerous fairs in order to promote its artists




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