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Set up in 2012 by Olivia Maëlle Breleur, the Maëlle Galerie supports contemporary artistic creation both nationally and internationally. Situated in the Belleville district of Paris, the gallery seeks to foster an "archipelagic thinking". Reflected in a fragmented and cohesive line, it resolutely embraces questions of space – residual or in a state of ruin – memory, history, bodies and identities, gender – be it cultural or sexual – and takes a sensory approach that may be anthropological, social or political. Aware of the need to break down the barriers in imaginations, the Maëlle Galerie is also committed to Caribbean artists and envisages the "Greater Caribbean" as a vast Afro-Latino-American region.

The Maëlle Galerie also proposes a program of exhibitions presenting the works of historic artists, such as Paul-Armand Gette, Alain Faure, Fred Forest, ORLAN and Claudio Perna, internationally renowned artists, such as Eduardo Kac, Barthélémy Toguo, Yasmina Bouziane, but also emerging artists, such as JJulien Creuzet, Daniel Otero Torres, Nicolas Momein, Alexandre Bavard, Marie-Claire Messouma Manlanbien, Nelson Pernisco.

The gallery is present at an array of international fairs: ZsONA MACO (Mexico, 2017, 2018, 2019), Untitled (Miami, 2017, 2018), AKAA (Paris, 2017), YIA (Paris 2016), Art Paris Art Fair (Paris, 2016), Swab (Barcelona, 2015), or Art Marbella (Marbella, 2016) with "Focus Venezuela", a non-commercial proposition backing the resistance movement in the light of the country's political and economic crisis. The gallery thus confirms its commitment and its desire to take a stance in causes that it feels are vital.

The Maëlle Galerie is an active member of Paris Gallery Map the Comité Professionnel des Galeries d’Art and of Grand Belleville.