Christine Phal, the founder and president of DRAWING NOW art fair, and Carine Tissot, director, announce the appointment of Joana P.R. Neves as the new artistic director, a decision driven by her knowledge of contemporary art, and contemporary drawing in particular, thanks to her international career. She has been a member of the committee since 2017 and co-director of the fair in 2018 alongside Philippe Piguet. DRAWING NOW art fair is now proud to appoint her as the artistic director.
We have come a long way since Philippe Piguet suggested to Christine Phal, 13 years ago, “why not do something around drawing?” in response to her project of organising an event in a prestigious location offered by our premium partner SOFERIM. First a touring contemporary drawing salon, DRAWING NOW art fair has consolidated its program at the Carroussel du Louvre in 2010 and since 2014 at the enchanting Carreau du Temple, at the very heart of Paris. More than 300 international galleries have participated in the fair.