ARTnews | Bucking Covid-19 Risk, Former Hauser & Wirth Director Launches Paris Gallery

Alex Greenberger, ARTnews, 24 Sep 2020

"Signs of a second wave of coronavirus are evident in various parts of Europe, and the possibility of another round of museum and gallery closures is becoming more likely. Online viewing rooms have replaced most physical art exhibitions, and fairs continue to be canceled around the world. But dealer Vanessa Guo, who formerly served as a director of Hauser & Wirth’s Asia operations, is embracing the bleak moment for its potential for new business.


Her latest venture is a new Paris gallery she’s running with Jean-Mathieu Martini called Galerie Marguo (a portmanteau of their surnames). Scheduled to open in October in the city’s Marais gallery district, near Marian Goodman Gallery, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, and Perrotin and not far from the Musée Picasso and the Centre Pompidou, it will occupy 1,200 square feet and focus on emerging Asian artists. The gallery’s first exhibition will be a solo show by Zhang Yunyao, a Shanghai-based painter in his 30s."