SALOON is an international network of women working in the art scenes of Berlin, Barcelona, Brussels, Dresden Hamburg, London, Paris, Prague, Jerusalem, Montreal and Vienna as curators, artists or journalists, as well as in galleries, museums or universities.
SALOON is a non-profit initiative aiming to increase visibility of women active in the art scene, encouraging encounters and collaborations, initiating new projects, exhibitions or other forms of cooperation.
The name SALOON refers to what in the 19th century used to be completely male dominated spaces, the Salon de Paris and the Saloons of the Wild West.
Launched in May 2019 by Juliette Bibasse and Camilla Colombo, SALOON Brussels reflects the multifaceted character of the European capital: artists, curators, researchers, journalists, practitioners and communication specialists meet advocates for the arts and cultural policy experts creating unique opportunities to discover, engage and exchange.
From big institutions to independent spaces, from sculpture to digital art, SALOON Brussels is a growing network that finds richness in the diversity of its members, a collage of nationalities, practices, identities and languages.
The SALOON Network was founded in 2012 by Tina Sauerlaender (peer to space), who has been running it since then along with the artist Ornella Fieres (ornellafieres.com) and gallery manager Larissa Fischer (Kuckei + Kuckei).
In 2017, Anne Roquigny and Valentina Peri co-founded SALOON PARIS, followed by SALOON WIEN, co-founded by Julia Hartmann and Aline Lara Rezende.
SALOON HAMBURG was founded in February 2018 by Franziska Storch and Charlotte Gaitzsch.
2019 has been the year of SALOON DRESDEN, co-founded by Ursula Susanne Buchart and Maren Marzilger; SALOON BRUSSELS, by Juliette Bibasse and Camilla Colombo; SALOON LONDON by Mara-Johanna Kölmel and Natalia Fuller; and SALOON TEL AVIV by Cornelia Renz, Jenna H. Romano and Danielle Gorodenzik
In 2020, Florence Girardeau and Francele Cocco launched SALOON BARCELONA, while Simona Binko, Anežka Chalupová et Šárka Pastorková co-founded SALOON PRAHA.
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