JD Malat Gallery aims to promote its artists worldwide and provides collectors with the best art to suit their tastes
Established in London in 2017, JD Malat Gallery specialises in contemporary art, seeking to promote and situate established and emerging artists within the framework of contemporary art historical discourse. Through a programme of thoughtfully curated year-round solo and group exhibitions, with contributions from leading curators, artists and academics, JD Malat Gallery offers a constantly changing space for its public and artists, underlining the gallery’s intention of promoting artistic progression and cultural interaction. The gallery programme represents a broad spectrum of artists from a diverse range of media including conceptual art, installation art, light art, sculpture and painting. JD Malat Gallery focuses on broadening the dialogue between its programme and its expanding international audience through a system of dynamic cultural exchange. JD Malat Gallery’s programme consists of artists from international backgrounds and schools, and focuses on developing its space as a platform for artistic development, albeit within the framework of global contemporary art.
Jean-David Malat, Founder
Jean-David Malat, born in Paris, France, is a London-based art dealer and curator.
JD is an internationally recognized curator and art expert who has worked privately with special clients and has been in the industry for more than fourteen years.
He has been featured in and contributed to a number of publications including The Huffington Post and The Times. He also supports the Serpentine Gallery, and is a patron of the Tate and the Royal Academy of Art.
Over many years, JD has collaborated with numerous museums and foundations. In 2007, he redesigned the art-on-display of the Théâtre Mogador in Paris for its opening, by including works by several contemporary artists. He has also curated exhibitions at world renowned museums, such as The Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan. Through a series of exhibitions and museum shows, JD has helped several artists including Santiago Parra, Conrad Jon Godly and Henrik Uldalen achieve international acclaim.
JD has discovered, promoted and established over a dozen formerly-unknown artists, and aims to use his years of expertise to bring even more artists to the world’s attention. The launch of the gallery in June 2018 caused much excitement worldwide and was internationally featured in the press including The Telegraph.
During the summer of 2020, JD expertly adapted in the face of the Coronavirus crisis and launched a group exhibition titled ‘Isolation Mastered’. This show gave aspiring artists of all ages and backgrounds an opportunity to showcase and sell their artwork. The gallery received over 1,000 submissions and featured 25 artists in the exhibition, selecting artists who demonstrated innovative dialogue with the lockdown period. 8,000 public votes selected 5 top artists, with Andrew Litten and Kojo Marfo being added to the JD Malat Gallery artist roster. Not only did this exhibition provide a vital platform for new artists, but it also served to foster connection and strengthen the art community in a time of unprecedented distance.