The Galerie Italienne is a contemporary art gallery located in Paris at 15 rue du Louvre, opposite the Pinault Collection and a stone’s throw from the Centre Pompidou and the Louvre Museum. It is run by Alessandro Pron and Raphaëlla Riboud-Seydoux.
“When I was looking for a name for the gallery in Paris in 2001, I immediately thought of “La Galerie Italienne” in homage to the Italian gallery in the Louvre, I wanted to do the best in Italian art”, says Alessandro Pron, who represents the third generation of a family of antique dealers and art merchants from Turin.
Raphaëlla Riboud-Seydoux has been co-owner of the Italian Gallery since 2016. After starting her career in fashion in London, she became an expert in modern and contemporary art and has cultivated a strong network that links fashion, art, decorative arts and design. Raphaëlla organises art events and advises collectors.
In recent years, through its ambitious exhibitions, the Italian Gallery has become known to many collectors, and recognized by many contemporary and modern artists. The gallery’s 450 square metres have enabled it to host exhibitions by such artists as Pietro Ruffo, Donato Piccolo, Jacob Hashimoto and Andy Warhol. In addition, each year the Italian Gallery organises a major group exhibition on a theme such as “Small is beautiful” and “Shadows” in 2019, or “The Museum” in 2020, in which the gallery welcomes artists it does not necessarily represent, to confront them with its own artists and create a dialogue. In June 2021, the first edition of Ceramic Now was held, the annual event that presents ceramic works by contemporary artists from all over the world.
The Italian Gallery participates in international fairs and works with important museums, foundations and public and public institutions such as the Venice Biennale, the Palazzo Ducale in Mantua, the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris and the Goethe Institute in Barcelona.
Alessandro Pron and Raphaëlla Riboud-Seydoux