Ugo Rondinone Mentor 2024
Each year, Reiffers Art Initiatives invites a major international figure in contemporary art to become the mentor of an emerging artist on the French scene. The mentor makes the final choice of the winner of the mentorship program from a selection of emerging artists put forward by the artistic committee. The mentorship will result in an exhibition during Paris+ by Art Basel.
A leading figure in contemporary art, Ugo Rondinone takes on the role of Reiffers Art Initiatives mentor in 2024. Celebrated by the world's leading museums (MoMA PS1, Centre Pompidou, Whitechapel Gallery, Château de Versailles, etc.), Ugo Rondinone is a renowned multidisciplinary artist, poet, collector and curator.
After Rashid Johnson in 2021, Kehinde Wiley in 2022 and Lorna Simpson in 2023, in 2024 Ugo Rondinone takes on the role of Reiffers Art Initiatives mentor to an emerging artist on the French scene. Their joint exhibition will open during Paris + by Art Basel at the Acacias Art Center. The name of the young French artist to be mentored by Ugo Rondinone will be announced in May 2024.
Each year, the Reiffers Art Initiatives mentorship invites a leading figure in international contemporary art to become the mentor of a young artist on the French scene. The fruit of this meeting and exchange over several months is a joint exhibition in October and November. Selected by the Reiffers Art Initiatives artistic committee, made up of leading figures from the world of art and culture, three young talents in contemporary art are presented to the mentor at the beginning of the year, who makes the final choice of the young artist he or she will accompany to their joint exhibition.