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Thaddaeus Ropac

Gallerist, Gallery Thaddaeus Ropac

Born in 1960. Klagenfurt, Austria. Lives between Paris, London and Salzburg.

In 1983, Thaddaeus Ropac founded his first gallery in Salzburg, specialising in European and North American contemporary art. Among the first exhibitions organised by the gallery in Salzburg were projects with German artists Joseph Beuys and Georg Baselitz, but also with younger, then-emerging American artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring. The gallery now has six distinctive venues in London, Paris, Pantin, Salzburg and Seoul.

With a team of over 100, the gallery currently represents 70 artists and a number of renowned artist estates and shows at all major international art fairs. Active in both the primary and secondary markets, the gallery’s role extends to curatorial work, where it acts as a consultant to public institutions as well as an advisor to private and corporate collections. The gallery runs its own publishing house, producing catalogues and books to accompany exhibitions, inviting prominent international art historians, curators and writers to contribute.

Thaddaeus Ropac is a member of the advisory board of the Salzburg Festival as well as the University of Salzburg and founded the Austrian Friends of the Israel Museum. In 2013 he was accorded the Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur by the French president, François Hollande.