Since its foundation in 1983, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac has specialized in international contemporary art representing around 60 artists as well as several renowned estates. With a team of 80 employees and approximately 30 extensive solo and group exhibitions held per year in the Salzburg, Paris and Paris Pantin spaces, the gallery supports and showcases the careers of some of the most influential artists today.
The gallery represents its artists at all major art fairs worldwide. Active in both the primary and secondary markets, the gallery’s role extends to curatorial work, where it acts as a consultant to major museums and public institutions as well as an advisor to private and corporate collections.
The gallery runs its own publishing house, producing catalogues and books to accompany exhibitions, inviting prominent international art historians, curators and writers such as Sir Norman Rosenthal or Orhan Pamuk to contribute.
From its origin in Salzburg, the gallery now holds three distinctive venues, two of which are located in the Paris region. Since 1983 Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac has established itself in Salzburg located in the Villa Kast, a 19th century townhouse in the Mirabell Garden and the historical centre. In March 2010, the gallery opened Salzburg Halle, an additional exhibition space spreading over 2,500 m² (27,000 ft2) within an industrial building close to the city centre of Salzburg.
In 1990, Thaddaeus Ropac opened his primary Paris space in the Marais. Today, the gallery space spans four floors and includes an extensive Drawings Department.
In October 2012, the most ambitious project to this date was completed; redeveloping an early 20th century ironworks factory into an art space in Paris Pantin, spread over an area of 5,000 m² (54,000 ft2) and several buildings, allowing for the unprecedented display of large-scale works. Its location in the North East of Paris in the neighbourhood of the Philharmonie de Paris has allowed for new perspectives for the gallery, fostering interactions and collaborations with the cultural community. Since its opening, this venue has also welcomed presentations of satellite events, such as talks, screenings, concerts and performances.
In Spring 2017, a new gallery will open in London, Mayfair, at Ely House. The listed mansion, built in 1772 by Sir Robert Taylor, will be renovated by Annabelle Selldorf. The gallery will spread across five floors and over 1,500 m2 (16,000 ft2), benefiting from four distinct gallery spaces.