Established in 2009, HdM GALLERY is a leading gallery dealing mainly in Chinese contemporary art. Named after one of its founders—the French art dealer and former marketing director at Artcurial (France’s largest auction house) Hadrien de Montferrand—the gallery brings together a team (led by Montferrand, Laurent Dassault, and Olivier Hervet) with collective decades of entrepreneurial experience of the Chinese contemporary art world.Read More
The gallery has worked with well-known Chinese-born artists such as painters Liu Xiaodong and Mao Yan, assisting these artists to continue their creative trajectory, while introducing emerging Chinese talent—such as the colourful painter Wang Yi—to an international art market. At the same time, the gallery introduces established artists like Claude Viallat from outside China to young Chinese collectors.
First operated out of Beijing by de Montferrand with the backing of Laurent Dassault, a major investor and stakeholder at ArtCurial, HdM GALLERY’s initial focus was on Chinese contemporary art on paper by artists like Peng Jian. As the gallery grew and worked with more prominent Chinese artists like Liu Xiaodong, this focus broadened. HdM GALLERY’s second location in Hangzhou was established in 2013 by Hervet.
From these two mainland China locations HdM GALLERY has raised its profile in Chinese contemporary art and the international market. In July 2018, by opening its newest space in Mayfair, London, the gallery strengthened its position as a bridge between the Chinese and European art worlds. Each year it hosts a programme of exhibitions alternating between established names on the European art scene, such as Spencer Sweeney, and up-and-coming Chinese artists like Ye Linghan.
Representing over 25 artists, HdM GALLERY’s diverse selection of talent includes well-known Chinese artists such as Neo-Realist painter Liu Xiaodong and pioneer of Chinese abstraction T'ang Haywen, as well as emerging Chinese artists Lu Chao, Hao Shiming, and Yu Yang, all of whom work in the ‘new ink’ style. These emerging artists attract attention not only in China but are also introduced to the international art scene through overseas art fairs and gallery partnerships. Defined by its founder as ‘an international gallery with strong Chinese DNA’, the gallery additionally represents international artists such as Barthélémy Toguo, Ivan Messac, Martin Kollar, Manuel Mathieu, Lee Jin Woo, and Romain Bernini.
Presenting contemporary Chinese artists to collectors world-wide, HdM GALLERY is active in many major international art fairs, including Art Basel in Hong Kong, Art Brussels, ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair, Art Shenzhen, EXPO CHICAGO,West Bund Art & Design, Shanghai, JINGART and ASIA NOW, Paris. The gallery also organises temporary exhibitions in several Chinese cities.
Manuel Mathieu, Apparition 1 (2021). Mixed media on canvas. 182.8 × 172.7 cm. Courtesy HdM Gallery, Beijing.
Exhibition view: T'ang Haywen and Hao Shiming, Two Ink Artist’s from China, HdM Gallery, London (16 September–31 December 2021). Courtesy HdM Gallery.
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