Jennifer Flay

Director of the increasingly important and internationally focused FIAC Art Fair in Paris

The director of the FIAC in Paris continues to extend her power base. France’s premier art fair, which some say has eclipsed London’s Frieze on the international calendar, will this year house a record 191 galleries in the Grand Palais, plus a host of big-ticket art installations in the Jardin des Tuileries and the Jardin des Plantes. Around 60 ‘young’ galleries are showing for the first time at a new ‘official’ satellite fair – (Off)icielle, at the Paris Docks – thus squashing the hopes and dreams of the unofficial satellites. Next year America will be added to the FIAC mix, with a Los Angeles edition, directed by Aurelia Chabrillat, slated to take place in March.