Atrata – founded by Gil Presti – opened in May 2022 with a residency and an exhibition by Nick Mauss. It develops its activities in two different venues : Villa Atrata in la Roche Posay and Paris.

Villa Atrata is a site for exhibitions, production and residencies, deeply intertwined with the river Creuse and its middle age Chapel, carefully repurposed for viewing and producing art in direct contact with nature.

Atrata Paris is a single room exhibition space providing an intimate and focused environment in the historical Jardin du Palais Royal. The Palais Royal has been over four centuries the cultural heart of Paris, located in the center of the city, a few steps from the Louvre Museum and Francois Pinault fondation La Bourse du Commerce. Each artist is invited to show an important work of art or a coherent body of work.

Taking its name from the painting in Francis Picabia’s Transparences series, Atrata becomes a sign of what lies outside the realm of normal expectations.

Leonor Fini
Erotic Drawings
19 March – 11 May

Atrata Paris
30 galerie de Montpensier
Jardin du Palais Royal
75001 Paris

« I am convinced that in any creativity there exists the element of revolt.» (Leonor Fini)

Leonor Fini (1907, Buenos-Aires – 1996, Paris), was an artist of Argentinian and Italian origin who moved to Paris in the 1930s, cultivated a taste for erotism both in her life and work, creating an aura of mystery and presenting a dreamlike, fantastical vision of the body and intimate pleasures. While preserving her artistic independence, she was close to the Surrealists and considered herself androgynous, rejecting preconceived notions of what a woman artist should be. With “her physical beauty, her art and her legions of lovers whose names read like a roll call of the literary and artistic talents of that brilliant age” (The London Times), she became a legendary figure of female emancipation and sexuality.

During her lifetime, Leonor Fini was the subject of retrospective exhibitions in Belgium (1965), Italy (1983), Japan (1972-73, 1985-86), and France (1986). Posthumous retrospectives were also held at institutions in Italy (2005, 2009), Japan (2005), Germany (1997-98), and Sweden (2014). In 2021, her work was featured in the exhibition Surrealism Beyond Borders at Tate Modern in London. In 2022, Leonor Fini work was included in a historical section of the 59th Venice Biennale. Her work will also be part of the upcoming exhibition Le Surréalisme D’abord et Toujours at Centre Pompidou, opening in September 2024. Furthermore, a retrospective exhibition dedicated to her figure will be held at the Musée de l’Art Moderne de Paris in 2026-2027.

Leonor Fini’s work form part of the collections of: Centre Pompidou, Paris; Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France; Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice; Tate Modern, London, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas; Miyazaki Prefectural Art Museum, Japan; Musée de Grenoble, France; Museo Revoltella, Trieste, Italy; and Museum of Modern Art, Brussels, among others.

Nick Mauss and Megan Francis Sullivan, Likeness
21 May – 29 October 2022, Villa Atrata, La Roche Posay
Dustin Hodges, Pink Shadow
27 May – 1 August 2023, Villa Atrata, La Roche Posay,
7 June – 1 July 2023, Atrata Paris
Sophie Reinhold, Prediction of Forecast
23 September – 11 October 2023, Villa Atrata, La Roche Posay,
15 October
11 November 2023, Atrata Paris
Karen Swami, Bas-reliefs
2 December 2023– 13 January 2024, Atrata Paris 
Cheyney Thompson, f(torse)
10 February – 16 March 2024, Atrata Paris 

30 Galerie de Montpensier
Jardin du Palais Royal
75001 Paris

Tuesday – Saturday from 11AM to 7PM 

gilpresti@atrata.com

+33 7 60 30 60 60

9 rue Notre-Dame
86270 La Roche-Posay

Train

Direct trains (TGV – 1h25): Paris Montparnasse / Châtelleraut
Taxi : 15 minutes from Châtelleraut train station

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10 Place de la République
86270 La Roche-Posay
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Villa Atrata
9 rue Notre-Dame
86 270 La Roche-Posay

The exhibitions are open to public
Thursday and Friday at the Villa from 2PM to 6PM 

Saturday in the chapel from 2PM to 6PM or by appointment

Atrata Paris
30 Galerie de Montpensier
Jardin du Palais Royal
75001 Paris

Tuesday – Saturday from 10AM to 6PM

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Gil Presti

Villa Atrata
9 rue Notre-Dame
86 270 La Roche-Posay

The exhibitions are open to public
Thursday and Friday at the Villa from 2PM to 6PM 

Saturday in the chapel from 2PM to 6PM
or by appointment

Atrata Paris
30 Galerie de Montpensier
Jardin du Palais Royal
75001 Paris

Tuesday – Saturday from 10AM to 6PM

Follow us on Instagram