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Hadrien de Montferrand Wikipedia
Hadrien de Montferrand The French Ambassador of Drawings (born 1976) is a French specialist in Chinese Contemporary Art. He is one of the actors who helped Chinese Contemporary Art to develop its influence abroad.
After graduating in Art History at La Sorbonne in parallel of his business studies, he worked for two years in China for Unilever.
In 2002, he came back in France where he has been appointed Head of the Marketing department of the largest French auction house Artcurial. After five years in Paris, he was sent in mission in China to create an auction house in Shanghai, a project that has been aborted.
In 2008, he became development manager of the Ullens Center of Contemporary Art, founded in 2007 by Guy Ullens and his wife.
In 2009, he opened the first gallery in China dedicated to Works on Paper, in partnership with Laurent Dassault. The gallery lays the emphasis on drawings for two reasons: first of all, to give the opportunity for Chinese Artists to show their technical skills and thus legitimate their works. Then for the purity and accessibility of drawings.
He works closely with leading Chinese Artist such as Liu Xiaodong, Wang Du, Sui Jianguo or Mao Yan...
In 2009, he has been invited to deliver a speech during the International Forum on Chinese Antiques & Artworks Auction in Beijing as a specialist of Contemporary Chinese Art.
In 2010, Hadrien de Montferrand was a jury member of the Foire Internationale du Dessin won by Kristina Heckova. The prize consisted in a one-month exhibition in the gallery.
He is an active member and Art advisor of the China Cultural Heritage Foundation.