With eyes for art
New Zealander Jennifer Flay, artistic director of Fiac (Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain), is heading a break-through at the contemporary Parisian art fair, a role she was appointed to in 2003. “While location is one of Fiac’s trump cards, it has others. French resident and ex-dealer Jennifer Flay is universally praised for adding a more international dimension to the fair,” writes The Art Newspaper. “This year 61 per cent of exhibitors were non-French.” Flay ran her own gallery in Paris, Galerie Jennifer Flay, for 12 years. Attributed with an expert eye and a flair for discovery, Flay was one of the first people to exhibit the work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Andrea Zittel, John Currin, Karen Kilimnik, Dominque Gonzalez-Foerster and Claude Closky.