Samuel Lallouz, owner and director of Galerie Samuel Lallouz, has been active in the Canadian and international art scene for over thirty five years. Galerie Samuel Lallouz encourages its artists in their endeavor to elaborate a progressive and expanded artistic language, and offers them the possibility of developing their capacities while devoting themselves to their research.
Galerie Samuel Lallouz was founded within the context of the opening art market and the new concept of exhibition spaces called project rooms: "I was inspired by the experiment of 112 Green Street in Soho, New York, during the early sixties. It gave me the opportunity to invite emerging artists, to follow them in different conceptual space and to show their work along with those of well established artists." ·
Samuel Lallouz works with internationally renowned artists like Joan Jonas and Carolee Schneemann and has exhibited artists such as Joseph Beuys and Anselm Kiefer, while also paying specific attention to emerging ones.
Now a well-known agent in the international artistic community, Galerie Samuel Lallouz closely follows the development of new media being explored in the world of art and follows the contemporary art market on a national and international level. Galerie Samuel Lallouz has an established practice of connecting young talents with institutions and art historians in order to analyze and support the direction of their artistic ideas.
Member of "!'Association des marchands d'art du Canada" (ADAC), Samuel Lallouz is also one of the founders of "!'Association de galeries d'art contemporain de Montreal" (AGACM}, a group of contemporary art galeries in Quebec. He is also one of the founders of the art magazine ETC, which specializes in theory and criticism of contemporary art in Quebec and Canada.
Samuel Lallouz works in collaboration with numerous international and canadian museums and institutions, landing art work for national and international institutions, from le Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), the Guggenheim Museum (N.Y.), the Museum of Yokohama (Japan), to canadian museums and institutions such as the Musée d'Art Contemporain de Montreal, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the National Gallery of Canada, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and CEPA Gallery, The Gallery of Hamilton, and many others.
Samuel Lallouz organizes many travelling exhibitions in collaboration with institutions such as the
Goethe Institute (Germany), and the Centre des Arts plastiques à Holguin (Cuba). He was also a
member of the direction of Quartier Ephémères, the Montreal branch of a government-sponsored
cultural centre based in Paris.
The gallery's collection includes works from Canadian artists such as Oscar Cahén, Maguy Carpentier, Melvin Charney, Scott Ellis, Allan Glass, Gershon lskowitz, Naomi London, Guido Molinari and David Rabinowich. Among the foreign artists, the gallery's collection also includes artwork by Joseph Beuys, James Brown, Yang Jie Chan, Eric Fischl, Joan Jonas, Helga Kos, Anne et Patrick Poirier, Barbël Rothhaar, Carolee Schneemann, Lawrence Weiner and Monika Weiss.