History of FEP

FEP was founded in 2003 as a non-for profit organization. Based in Minneapolis, a city with a vibrant tradition for support for the arts, FEP has achieved substantial results in its first decade, with its shows travelling to 35 countries on 4 continents, and catalogues produced in many different language editions.

FEP has always valued collaboration with institutions and individuals, and has worked with curators, historians, critics and educators in the pursuance of its goals. Among the distinguished experts who have contributed to FEP’s projects are Joan Simon (curator-at-large, Whitney Museum); A. D. Coleman (historian, critic and curator); Patterson Sims (former assistant director MoMA); Tobia Bezzola (curator, Kunsthaus Zürich); Carol Squiers (curator, International Center of Photography, New York); Ronald J. Gedrim (historian); Pamela Roberts (curator and historian, former curator at the Royal Photographic Society); Katy Homans (graphic designer); Olivier Lugon (professor, University of Lausanne).

Among the institutions we have worked with closely are the Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne; the Jeu de Paume, Paris; the Kunsthaus, Zurich; the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec; the Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Mass.; the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Florida; the Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida; the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg; the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; the Museo del Traje, Madrid; Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milan; the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri.

Among the publishing house we have worked with: Thames & Hudson, London and Paris; Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern; Skira, Italy; W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., New York.