Drawing Lab Paris

Founded by Christine Phal and the Endowment Fund for Contemporary Drawing (Fonds pour le Dessin Contemporain), the objective of Drawing Lab Paris is to endow contemporary drawing with enduring means for sustainable practices.

It is a private art center dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of contemporary drawing. It is above all going to be a place of experimenting with drawing in all its forms, by providing contemporary artists with the possibility of exploring drawing’s full spectrum. With this in mind, artists can make use of 150 square meters of space, including a screening room to show animated drawing projects.

Drawing Lab Paris will allow independent curators to present emerging or established artists’ work as received and selected upon this call out for submissions.
All proposals are subject to a rigorous selection process by the international art committee which is comprised of key figures from the world of contemporary art and the contemporary drawing scene.

At the rate of four exhibitions a year, the center hosts curated projects by national and international artists. Exhibitions held within this venue will be relayed to international institutions to increase awareness of the artists show. Exhibition catalogues can be purchased in the center’s bookstore.

In parallel to every exhibition, Drawing Lab Paris will organize events that enable audiences to learn about and deepen understanding of contemporary drawing thanks to conferences, artist interviews, curator talks, films, and more. Creative workshops for young audiences and guided tours for groups and individuals will further inject vitality into discussion around the topic.

Drawing Lab Paris is located on the lower level of Drawing Hôtel, founded by Carine Tissot. Her special relationship with this spot in the vicinity of major cultural sites, including the Louvre, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs and the Centre Pompidou ensures both local and international exposure.