ART IS OUR BUSINESS SINCE 2006
ART PHOTO EXPO GROUP, our mother house, was founded in 2006 in Miami by Audrey & Francois Trabelsi. It’s main activity was to promote artistic photography through traveling exhibitions, and to advise on the acquisition of original prints from collectors worldwide.
The ambition of Art Photo Expo was to associate recognized artists with young emerging talents. These young talents very often became established artists in their turn and we are proud to have discovered and promoted them in the Art market.
Our glamorous, original and colorful exhibitions were always a success as testified by the press https://www.artphotoexpo.com/pages/presse
CEO Art Photo Expo
For Miami Art Basel 2006/07, Art Photo Expo, produced its 1st major sale-exhibition: In Fashion Photo bringing together more than 20 international photographers and among the most renowned of their generation.
Fashion photography was not so popular among galleries and various players in the world of contemporary art. However, this exhibition welcomed more than 12,000 visitors in 4 days.
Following this first success, ART PHOTO EXPO moved to the Miami Art District in 2008, producing and financing a retrospective of top model Naomi Campbell. This event was covered by media around the world and welcomed over 35,000 visitors and over $2.5M in global media coverage. Were exhibited in a giant format, the works of the greatest fashion photographers such as:
- Peter Lindbergh
- Jean Paul Goude
- David Lachapelle
- Simon Procter
- Gilles Bensimon
- Patrick Demarchelier
- Arthur Elgort
- Steven Klein
- Mario Testino
- Ellen Von Unwerth
- Albert Watson
2006 - 2021 A GLOBAL VISION OF CONTEMPORARY ART
We organise and produce thematic exhibitions of contemporary art.
We manage over 80 contemporary artists from 12 different countries.
We specialise in advising, acquiring or selling major artworks for international collectors.
Our thematic exhibitions and vernissages have followed one another in prestigious places.
We are proud to have collaborated with these major groups and palaces:
- Art Basel Miami
- Accor Group
- Dorchester Collection
- Four Seasons Group
- Katara Hospitality
- Barriere Hotel Collection
- La Societe des Bains de Mer of Monaco
- Merex UAE
- Majid AL FOUNTAIN UA
- Marriott Group
- Accor Group
Jumeirah Group Dubai
Gallery - The Royal Monceau Raffles Paris
ARTKETING : A WINNING EXCLUSIVE ART STRATEGY IN 5* HOTELS 2021 - 2023
This winning strategy that we call Artketing (the contraction of Art and Marketing) is an inexpensive, even profitable, way to associate contemporary art and large luxury hotels. It creates
A notoriety and an image associated with great names in contemporary art
A strong presence on social media
Traffic from the outside world
Pride of belonging and additional motivation for employees
Nowadays, more and more immersed in the world of luxury, palaces and large hotel chains try to offer their clients multiple and unique experiences.
Contemporary art in the marketing strategy of luxury hotels has become a fundamental element for their image. The combination of art and luxury hotels' reputation is a communication axis that no other event or strategy can compete with in the long term.
Art is an essential part of a hotel's identity, part of its architecture, design and concept, in other words, its intellectual soul.
7Art guides and advises international luxury hotels in an artistic line through different experiences and different forms of cultural events:
This has led to the creation and management of the 7 Art Group in Dubai, divided in 3 sections:
- 7Art Group Exhibitions
- 7Art Galleries
- 7Art Concept Stores
7ART DEVELOPMENT IN DUBAI SINCE 2021:
- Expo Lagerfeld 2022: The Chanel Show at City Walk Mall
- 7Art Gallery 6 month pop-up at the Mall of Emirates
- 7Art Concept Store opening at W Hotel - The Palm
- Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
7Art Gallery opening
7Art Exhibition of Lagerfeld "The Chanel Shows
July/ August 2023