Magda Danysz Gallery

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Magda Danysz Gallery is an art gallery in Paris, France, owned by Magda Danysz, an art dealer and art curator.


Magda Danysz[edit]

Magda Danysz started in the art business in the early 1990s, when she opened her first art space in 1991 when she was 17. She studied at the ESSEC French leading business school. She went on student exchanges at Osaka International University in 1995 and Buenos Aires University in 1998. After graduating in 1998, she opened her gallery in July of that same year in a brand new space. She curated projects in her gallery with artists from various disciplines, from street art to digital art.


She broughtShepard Fairey to the French scene in the early 2000s (who did Barack Obama's official portrait for the presidential campaign), worked with such as JonOne since 1992, and also exhibited and promoted artists as Seen, Miss Van, Erwin Olaf, JR, Prune Nourry, Vhils and Ultralab. She participated in many art fairs around the world including Paris, Bologna, Brussels, New York, and even Miami. In June 2009 she was appointed to direct the building's Bund 18 gallery in Shanghai, China, which then became the MD Gallery. She published an extensive anthology of street art. In 2015 she expanded her gallery business in London with her iconic pop up space called The London Project.

During the first years of her gallery, she did consulting at Arthur Andersen from 1997 to 2004. She consulted for the cultural field, including positions with the Ministry of Culture, Christie's, the Théâtre Marigny, the Nantes Museum, and the Louvre.

Since 2001 Danysz has taught cultural policies and economics at Sciences Po in Paris. She is on the board of the multimedia cultural art center Le Cube in Issy-les-Moulineaux, whose mayor André Santini appointed her to promote digital art and research.[citation needed]

She was a founder of the Paris-based contemporary art fair known as ShowOff, which has been held every year at the same time as the Foire internationale d'art contemporain (Fiac) since 2006.

Since January 2009 she has been vice president of Fashion Group International of Paris.[citation needed]

In 2010 she helped launch the Ai Ling Foundation for the arts in Shanghai, China.[citation needed]


Shows (selected)[edit]

  • FAILE – Solo Show - 5 nov - 31 dec 2016
  • Prune Nourry -Imbalance – Solo Show; 15 Oct - 27 Noc 2016
  • Charles Petillon – Solo Show - 14 may - 2 jul 2016
  • Marion Peck – Solo Show - 15 mar - 30 apr 2016
  • JonOne - Staring at the Stars Solo Show - 10 jul - 30 aug 2015
  • Shepard Fairey et Denis Morris : SID Superman is Dead 4 jul - 1 aug 2015
  • Contemporary chinese photography - 29 nov - 23 dec 2014
  • Vhils – Vestiges – Solo Show - 11 oct - 15 nov 2014
  • Futura: Introspective – Solo Show - 14 june - 26 jul 2014
  • JR  : Close Up – Solo Show - 17 may - 5 jul 2014
  • Prune Nourry - Terracotta Daughters - 22 mar - 10 may 2014
  • Mike Giant – Solo Show; 28 April – 26 May 2007
  • Dalek – 21 October – 25 November 2006
  • Shepard Fairey (Obey) – 3 June – 29 July 2006
  • Miss Van – 29 April – 27 May 2006
  • Dalek & Shepard Fairey – 4 June – 30 July 2005
  • Wonderland – 16 April – 28 May 2005, with Marion Peck, Mark Ryden, Eric White, Clayton Brothers
  • Miss Van – 19 June – 24 July 2004
  • Dalek – 15 May – 12 June 2004
  • Mambo – 31 January – 28 February 2004
  • Invader – 17 May – 21 June 2003

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