Hervé Bize Gallery was founded in 1989 (Hervé Bize was 22). The gallery has pioneered contemporary art in the East of France. Today its activity is shared between two poles: one linked to its geographical position, not far from the Centre Pompidou-Metz and equidistant from Paris, Brussels, Frankfurt and Basel, and the other in New York where a number of projects have been developped since 2007.
The gallery constantly draws attention to artists of different generations in order to build a dialogue between processes created in different places and at different moments in the history of contemporary art, but which, through the choice of varied media, find common grounds of approach and experimentation.
Since 1995 the gallery has also devoted exhibitions to historical or thematic examinations, these gallery-curated shows provide the viewing public first-hand exposure to seminal works and simultaneously present a context for the gallery’s represented artists.
Significant works by the gallery’s artists have been placed in private and public collections such as Centre Pompidou (Paris), Reina Sofia (Madrid), Philadelphia Museum of Art, Hirshhorn Museum (Washington), Guggenheim Museum (Abu Dhabi).
The gallery has participated in many art fairs since 2000, including Art Basel (Switzerland), FIAC (Paris), Frieze (New York), The Armory Show (New York), Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Artgenève (Geneva), Independent (New York).
The gallery represents the Estate of André Cadere (1934-1978).
Hervé Bize is also considered as a specialist of François Morellet (1926-2016). He also wrote many interviews and texts as well as two books, one about the French artist Jean Hélion and the other dedicated to the DADA movement. He published from 1993 to 2008 Art & Aktœr, a quaterly newspaper dedicated to art venues in East of France and the main border cities.
Hervé Bize has been awarded Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters in 2012.