The Patinoire Royale | Galerie Valérie Bach opened its doors in April 2015 in the world’s first roller skating rink which was built in 1877 and classified as a historical monument in 1995. The gallery has created an open artistic programme in three distinct fields structured around female artists, monumentality and a strong aesthetic concern. The artists’ decisions preside over the exhibitions, materialising in their editorial selections which are then accompanied by the Patinoire’s international position, art fair participation and vast network of collectors. Furthermore, in response to our quasi-institutional qualification, the gallery chooses to present important historical exhibitions, highlighting international, Belgian, and Modern Art movements such as narrative figuration, kinetic art or Belgian abstraction, both in sculpture and in painting. Our gallery offers four distinct spaces of different sizes over 3,000 square meters: the large nave, the glazed gallery, the first floor and the ground-to-street level. This grand space allows us to hold exhibitions of various forms and expressions - simultaneously or distinctly - which present the full measure of the gallery's broad artistic spectrum, in an indisputably embraced cultural and pedagogic aim. As such, each curated exhibition is accompanied by a publication and knowledgeable personnel available to the public.
Founded : 2015
Fine modern and contemporary art and design
La Biennale Paris, Art Paris, A Performance Affair, Art Luxembourg, Asia Now - Paris, BRAFA - Brussels