Gallery of contemporary art

A nomadic gallery owner … for 20 years!

In 2004, on 4 November, the Nathalie Béreau gallery was born.
In 2024, after 20 years of activity, the desire is still there to present and defend artists, to arouse curiosity, to give people the desire to collect and to enjoy themselves.
Our encounters with artists have created friendships, emotions, illusions, setbacks and reinforced certainties, as life can offer. They have fortified a commitment to art, with art, against – everything against, to paraphrase Sacha Guitry, despite the difficulties encountered. This passion has been invigorated by exchanges with fellow artists, loyal and attentive art lovers and collectors, journalists and curators. During my studies at the École du Louvre, I learned to look. Then to strip myself of all the knowledge, studies and theories, while keeping them in my head to create my own path, driven by creativity.

Over the years, perspectives evolve, as does the way I look at things, and my choices can be refined and radicalised – the material is alive.

The nomadic gallery’s multi-faceted activities have opened up to other fields, supporting hotel collections and archival work.
Here, we organise the Prix Beaurepaire for young artists and graduates of the École Boule, and here we organise the Paris Print Fair. These missions, as I call them, are not impossible and enrich our knowledge, our listening skills and our outlook.

Art today has financial implications that sometimes go beyond comprehension.
So for my 20th birthday, I’m taking the risk again and again to continue to enjoy myself, to support creation and to back it up. You are there.

Nathalie Béreau brings a different perspective, assumes a singular choice, a selective sensibility, whatever the place.
She is a bridge between the artist’s work and the art lover, the collector, through her acquired knowledge.
The gallery represents about twenty artists focusing in particular on installations, sculptures, paintings, drawings and photographs.
The gallery also specializes in the presentation of works in or on paper and contemporary prints.
It focuses on the limits imposed on artists.
Those who like tightrope walkers, play with the codes of art history, conceive works where recycling is not an empty word, reflect on the current world or on their sensitivity to confronting it.
Where Nature is observed, apprehended in a system that is more poetic than demanding.

The Career

After studying at the Ecole du Louvre and the Sorbonne (Master’s degree under the direction of Marina Vanci) and then as an assistant for 12 years in an art gallery in Paris, Nathalie Béreau created her own gallery in 2004, specialising in contemporary art.
In 2008, she opened a gallery in the heart of the historic city of Chinon, in the Loire Valley and proposes atypical exhibitions which will lead her to take charge of the programming of the Pierre et Bertrand Couly Winery from 2011.
In 2013, Nathalie Béreau was made a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) for her approach to the presentation of contemporary art in the Centre-Val de Loire Region.

At the same time, from 2008, the gallery organizes exhibitions at 6, Mandel, Paris on the invitation of Jean-Christophe Stöerkel, thus opening the way to exhibitions in flats.
An exceptional place, steeped in history, this private mansion where Christian Dior lived offers artists an original setting, far from the traditional white cube of the modern gallery.

Since October 2018 the gallery is member of the CSEDT, Chambre Syndicale de l’Estampe, du Dessin et du Tableau.

The gallery also develops services and art consulting missions.

Photo Philippe du Crest

Actions as a gallery with the represented artists

Exhibitions, representation of artists
Sales of works of art to individuals and companies for communication, collection, decoration, etc.
Press release (writing the press kit, distribution)
Project development (books, competitions, …)

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To see : the exhibitions


A > Z : the artists represented by the gallery


Hardcopy books …

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