2007 – 2017

The FID is an independent cultural institution dedicated to contemporary drawing, founded in Paris in 2007.

2008

Establishment of Cercle D

Arranges, for its members, visits to artists’ studios (Christian Jaccard), exhibitions (Thomas Müller).

Launch of the blogdudessin.com currently FIDblog.org.

2009

First edition of the Foire Internationale du Dessin (FID)

Galleries and Fine Arts students from Paris exhibit together. They show unframed drawings, in portfolios, flat on table tops.

PDF CATALOG FID 2009

Exhibition “Dessins d’aujourd’hui” at the Rignault museum

PDF MUSEE RIGNAULT 2009

2010

Second edition of the Foire Internationale du Dessin (FID)

First fair dedicated to the major Fine Arts schools of Europe. First digital catalogue on USB key (no printed catalogs).
8 countries participate

PDF CATALOGUE FID 2010

2011

Third edition of the Foire Internationale du Dessin (FID)

22 countries participate.

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PDF CATALOG FID 2011rvbr

PDF PRESS FILE FID 2011

2012

Fourth edition of the Foire Internationale du Dessin (FID)

100% online.
27 countries participate.

PDF PRESS FILE 2012

2014

At the time of its fifth edition, the fair becomes FID Prize, the international drawing contest

30 countries participate

Start of FID Editions

2015

FID Prize, the sixth edition

31 countries participate.
The Blog du dessin is updated and becomes fidblog.org.

2016

FID Prize, the seventh edition of the contest

2017

FID Prize, the eight edition of the contest

FID Auctions first edition

Members of the Jury 2010-2016 (selection)

  • Hadrien de Montferrand, Gallerist (China)
  • Ernest Pignon Ernest, Artist (France)
  • Yves Lecointre, FRAC Picardie (France)
  • Vladimir Velickovic, Member of the Institut de France (Serbia)
  • Éléonore Chatin, Galerie Catherine Putman (France)
  • J. Emil Sennewald, Art critic (Germany)
  • Jan-Philipp Fruehsorge, Gallery Fruehsorge (Germany)
  • Andrew Hewish, Centre for Recent Drawing (Great Britain)
  • Maurits van de Laar, Gallerist (Netherlands)
  • Philippe de Montebello, Member of the Institut de France (USA)
  • Magda Cârneci, Poetess (Romania)
  • Alex Garvin, Architect (USA)
  • Jan H. Mysjkin, Poet (Belgium)
  • Brett Littman, The Drawing Center (USA)
  • Rebecca Kerlin, Gallery Joe (USA)
  • Andreea Ciobica, artist, (Romania)