Founded in 2003, Galerie Jocelyn Wolff opened with a solo show by Clemens von Wedemeyer, in a very small space in Belleville in East Paris. Most represented artists made their debuts with Galerie Jocelyn Wolff. In 2006, the gallery moved to a larger space in the same neighbourhood, rue Julien-Lacroix. As the gallery grew, the neighbourhood of Belleville developed into the most dynamic and vivid scene for emerging galleries in the city.
In October 2019, the gallery opened a space in the common project Komunuma in Romainville (Grand Paris). In 2020, we've decided to focus all our activities, and to move the office and exhibition space to Romainville.
Initially focusing on revealing emerging artists, the gallery gradually engaged in the promotion of key historical artists as Franz Erhard Walther, William Anastasi and Miriam Cahn. With a strong interest in sculptural and pictorial practices, the gallery has always tried to promote different mediums including video installations and performances.
The gallery participates in art fairs such as Art Basel, Art Basel Hong Kong, Frieze Masters London, Frieze Seoul, Artissima, Paris+ by Art Basel, ArteBA Buenos Aires, ARCO Madrid, MiArt Milan, Independent NY, Westbund Shan-ghai, ART Singapore,
At the gallery
We continue to provide traditional, private viewings to our collectors on site. Please contact Sandrine Djerouet or your current liaison to schedule a viewing appointment.
Online private viewings
For those who wish to acquire works by our artist(s) or want to explore our rich inventory of available works but cannot come to the gallery in person, we are developing tailored viewing rooms. We propose to first discuss your needs, desires and ideas so that we can prepare a private viewing room for you online. Please contact either Sandrine Djerouet or Jocelyn Wolff.
With a program focused on sculpture, we have developed a rare expertise on private commissions and outdoor sculptures.
Currently, we are developing an experimental site, associating ecology, advanced experimental artistic practices and absolute respect of cultural heritage. More information coming soon…
Progressively and over the last few years, we began using boat transportation for international shipment and using collective transportation instead of individual cars. The gallery staff uses bicycles or public transportation wherever possible. The gallery also undertook an experimental site (Manoir d’Alvémont) exploring an ecological system for water. More information will be displayed on this project on our online platforms soon. The gallery is also changing the packing process, using green packing as opposed to non-green packing, etc. In sum, the gallery is advancing in its goal to become a responsible player in the twenty-first century.
Komunuma means "community" or "commune" in Esperanto, the language of sharing. This is the name adopted by five contemporary art galleries that came to Romainville in the fall of 2019, to which two new galleries have been added in 2020 and 2021, within a former 20th century industrial site. The site - a campus of nearly 11,000 m2 - was restored by the FREAKS architectural firm. On the same site, the Fiminco Foundation hosts an artists' residence and the Frac Île de France/Les Réserves organises collaborative exhibitions with works from the collection.
Abraham & Wolff would like you to benefit from its solid network of art professionals and artisans. The arts concierge service offers you advice on framing, mounting, presentation, preventive conservation, transportation and restoration, whatever the material or technique may be. In the context of the sale or purchase of works of art, the gallery can also assist in identifying the best channels and the most reliable professionals.
For any questions or requests for advice, you can schedule an appointment on the website of Abraham and Wolff.
This new space in Saint Germain-des-près is founded by Jocelyn Wolff and Samy Abraham.
12, rue des Saints-Pères, Paris 7ème