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Expo Chicago | Raphaël Barontini

Art Fair

Raphael Barontini, Au balcon du Palais Sans Souci, 2024. Courtesy of Mariane Ibrahim

Navy Pier in the Festival Hall | Booth #203

April 11 - April 14, 2024


Mariane Ibrahim Gallery announces the solo presentation of artist and 2024 Villa Albertine resident Raphaël Barontini at EXPO Chicago 2024.

Raphaël Barontini (b. 1984; Saint-Denis, France; lives and works in Paris) finds inspiration in paying homage to the legacies set by figures of historical movements for liberation. In a style of collage combining photography, silk screen printing, painting, and digital prints, Raphaël Barontini deploys a painting in movement that takes a new look at history while questioning the very status of painting in the museum and public space.

Raphaël Barontini’s work has been exhibited in institutions around the world, including Museum of Arts and Design (New York, USA), SCAD Museum of Art (Savannah, USA), MAC VAL (Vitry-sur-Seine, France), the MO.CO (Montpellier, France), Museum of African Diaspora (San Francisco, USA), The New Art Exchange Museum (Nottingham, UK) and Museum of Arts and Design (New York, USA). He has also participated in the international biennials of Bamako, Mali, Casablanca, Morocco, Lima, Peru, and Thessaloniki, Greece. In 2020, he was chosen by LVMH Métiers d’Art to complete a residency in Singapore. From October 19, 2023 to February 11, 2024, the Panthéon, the legendary Parisian monument, has given him carte blanche to present a magnificent exhibition entitled ” We could be heroes “, created in situ and evoking the history and memory of the fight against slavery. Raphaël Barontini is currently in residency at the Villa Albertine (New Orleans, USA).

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Expo Chicago

EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, features leading international galleries alongside the highest quality platform for contemporary art and culture. The city of Chicago has proudly hosted a global contemporary and modern art exposition for nearly forty years and serves as the site of the first international art fair in the Americas. Since its inception, EXPO CHICAGO has remained dedicated to supporting local, regional, and international arts communities, with strong regional support throughout the Greater Midwest, both US coasts, and maintained a growing international commitment from Europe, Asia, and Latin America.
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Mariane Ibrahim Gallery

Seven years after launching her namesake gallery in Seattle, Mariane Ibrahim moved the space to Chicago in 2019. In September 2021, the gallery opened its inaugural European space in Paris. The gallery has hosted acclaimed exhibitions, with a founding focus on the African diaspora, from leading and emerging artists. The gallery has worked with global renowned institutions and have had an international presence at art fairs with acclaimed and prize-winning presentations. In 2021 Ibrahim was awarded The Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Order of the Arts and the Letters) on behalf of the Ministry of culture in France.


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