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The Collection


Frac Normandie Rouen


The Frac Normandie Rouen, set up in 1982, possesses a significant collection of over 2,300 works to date. The works, by 671 artists reflect the diversity and originality of highly contemporary artistic practices and aesthetic approaches.
The collection takes in a variety of media: photography, works on paper, and artists' books and editions. The Inventaire project, inaugurated in 2011, is designed to showcase these works in the order in which they entered the collection, providing an opportunity to discover the institution's holdings at the start of every season, in September.


The Frac Normandie Rouen moved to its current home, a two-floor exhibition space in a former 1930s industrial building in Sotteville-lès-Rouen, in 1998. The Frac has staged solo exhibitions of French artists, including Bertholin, Jérôme Boutterin, Damien Cabanes, Claude Closky, Philippe Cognée, Didier Courbot, Sophie Dubosc, Thomas Fougeirol, Franck David, Marc Hammandjian, Jugnet + Clairet, Andrea Keen, Patrick Lebret, Guy Lemonnier, Claude Lévêque, Marylène Negro, Antoinette Ohanessian, Dominique Petitgand, Bernard Piffaretti, Bernard Plossu and David Saltiel; as well as of international artists such as Darren Almond, Silvia Bächli, Marian Breedveld, Elina Brotherus, Geneviève Cadieux, Helmut Dorner, Michel François, Bill Jacobson, Chris Johanson, Javier Pérez, Michael Sailstorfer, Nancy Spero, Richard Tuttle and Marthe Wéry. It has also organised a number of thematic exhibitions on contemporary approaches to the body, identity, landscape, territory and urban space.


Catherine Morin-Desailly, President
Véronique Souben, Director



Gaël Davrinche,Portrait de George Washington (d'après George Stuart) N° 46, 2007
Courtesy Galerie Nathalie Pariente, Paris
Collection Frac Normandie Rouen