Russian-speaking and a Russophile, Stanislas Bourgain is regularly travelling in Russia since he was twelve years old and he started learning the language of Pushkin at school.
Art passionate, he naturally visited local galleries, exhibitions and art schools, so he was able to witness the best of contemporary art first-hand.
In 2008, he created an art gallery in Paris to promote with passion and dedication the best representatives of the new generation of Russian artists not yet well exhibited abroad. Projects supported by the gallery express the diversity of contemporary Russian art both in Russia and abroad.
For the first three years, in its exhibition space in rue Chapon, near the Pompidou Center, the gallery has given more than 15 solo shows mixing paintings, installations, photographs, videos and performance events and has participated to art fairs. Today, the gallery continues to promote its artists and to explore the emerging scene of Russian and ex-USSR countries. Its ambition is to show the diversity and the creativity of the art scene in Russia and thus to strengthen the longtime cultural ties established between France and Russia.
« Suite Russe » is the new exhibition project of the gallery. For 24 hours, in a hotel suite, the gallery will present a selection of Russian contemporary artwork to collectors, curators and journalists, by appointment only.
With Suite Russe, the Parisian gallery owner Stanislas Bourgain offers his guests a different and refreshing encounter with contemporary art in a friendly and intimate environment. Suite Russe offers peace and luxury, provides a rest from urban life. Suite Russe was launched in New York in May this year at the Baccarat Hotel during Frieze New York, and then followed in Vienna at Sacher Hotel during the Wiener Festwochen. On 18 and 19 October 2016, during FIAC, Suite Russe will move to a grand Parisian hotel.
Stanislas Bourgain is also regularly lecturing on Modern and Contemporary Russian Art at cultural, educational and artistic institutions on a global scale.