Created in 2000 on the initiative of Edouard Carmignac, Fondation Carmignac is a corporate foundation with two main focuses: an art collection of close to 300 works, and the Photojournalism Award given out annually.
In partnership with the Fondation Carmignac, the Villa Carmignac, this exhibition space open to the public, was conceived in Porquerolles to showcase the collection and to host cultural and artistic activities.
Creation of Carmignac GestionCreation of Carmignac Gestion, a matrix company of the Foundation.
Gerhard Richter enters the collection.Start of the collection with the acquisition of Gerhard Richter’s Grüner Strich (1982). The collection now includes six works by the German artist.
Birth of the Carmignac FoundationSet up to support contemporary creation since then, the Fondation manages, promotes and now shares the Carmignac collection.
Première acquisition d’une oeuvre de Roy LichtensteinFirst acquisition of a work by Roy Lichtenstein.
Creation of the Carmignac Photojournalism AwardEdouard Carmignac creates the Carmignac Photojournalism Award in response to the crisis in the media and photojournalism. The laureate receives 50,000 euros, enabling them to carry out an in-depth reportage that reflects reality in its complexity.
Exclusive patronage of Basquiat’s exhibition at the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris
Narciso Contreras exhibition on Libya at the Saatchi GalleryThe exhibition of Narciso Contreras, laureate of the 8th Carmignac Photojournalism Award, on Libya, attracts more than 500,000 visitors to the Saatchi Gallery in London (the most visited photojournalism exhibition in 2017.)
Opening of a public site in PorquerollesOpening of the Fondation Carmignac’s site on the preserved island of Porquerolles on June 2, 2018.
Since its creation, Carmignac’s Foundation has been a partner in numerous ventures and has several focus areas:
• Support for art
• Freedom of expression
These initiatives take the form of sponsorships (in support of exhibitions, educational activities or research) as well as logistical and technical support or provision of content.