Lausanne, Switzerland

Foreign Agent

Foreign Agent. Courtesy of the Gallery.

Foreign Agent. Courtesy of the Gallery.

Foreign Agent is a young and dynamic contemporary art gallery, showcasing emerging and established contemporary artists and designers from Africa and the Diaspora in a uniquely curated afro-futuristic environment.

They organize 6 shows per year at the gallery, additional Artsy online exclusives and present at art fairs such as 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair. Foreign Agent is also the Big Brother of Little Agent, a concept store with unique and carefully selected must-have pieces which will elevate your Afropolitan style.

Foreign Agent was founded by Olivier Chow, a Swiss-Chinese citizen of the world, educated in Geneva, London and the field, a political scientist and art historian with a PhD on the aesthetics of cruelty from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. In a previous life, he worked for UNESCO in Paris and for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Kabul, Phnom Penh, Goma, Skopje, Kigali, Tel Aviv, Conakry, Port-au-Prince, Niamey, Geneva and Pretoria. He has published for Tate papers, Sotheby’s, the International Review of the Red Cross and other peer-reviewed publications.


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