Emmanuel Perrotin founded his first gallery in 1990 at the age of twenty-one. He has since opened over eighteen spaces, with the aim of offering increasingly vibrant and creative environments in which to experience art. He has worked closely with his roster of artists, some for more than twenty-five years, to help fulfill their ambitious projects. Perrotin has galleries in Paris, Hong Kong, New York, Seoul, Tokyo, and Shanghai, totaling approximately 7,000 square meters (75,000 square feet) of exhibition space across its various locations.
Located since 2005 in an eighteenth-century mansion, Perrotin has three gallery spaces totaling approximately 1,600 square meters (17,000 sq. ft.) in the Marais district of Paris. Two years after it opened, the original Paris gallery expanded into the space next door. In 2014, Perrotin opened a 700-square-meter (7,500 sq. ft.) showroom known as “La Salle de Bal” in a former ballroom in the Hôtel d’Ecquevilly, a seventeenth-century hôtel particulier. In their entirety, the Parisian spaces amount to approximately 2,300 square meters (25,000 sq. ft.).