International contemporary art, Africa and diasporas


Our mission is to promote African contemporary art scenes through multidisciplinary exhibitions of emerging and established artists from the continent and its diasporas.


Dimitri Fagbohoun, 2020, The roots of…, cheveux synthétiques, textile tressé, 160 X 80 X 80 cm

31 project is an entity designed on a flexible model, to react as closely as possible to current events: a vision that is deployed intermittently through a series of exhibitions in the space of the Charles Wesley Hourdé Gallery in Paris and in fairs


​Hélène Jayet, 2020, Atome 1, serie Décade,  acrylique, encre, feutre sur papier,  70 x 50 cm. Détail.


EXHIBITION - Solo show -

Messe pour le temps présent,



Exhibition: June 23rd to September 5th  


Following several postponements, the opening of the exhibition has been fixed for June.
No preview is planned, but we are organising guided tours for groups of up to 8 people and on request.

The exhibition is accessible to the public during the
opening hours of the gallery.

Hélène Jayet

Dimitri Fagbohoun

M'barka Amor

François Réau

Clay Apenouvon

On a curatorial proposal by Charlotte Lidon.



Nos artistes à la Une!

Week #4: Epheas Maposa

Because the health crisis continues all over the world, because the majority of the artists we support live on the African continent in countries that are still confined, 31 PROJECT, in this particular context, will offer you every week until the end of May a focus on one of its artists through a newsletter, videos, an interview and unpublished images. Rendez-vous by email and on the social networks Instagram and Facebook. 


After Georgina Maxim, Temitayo Ogunbiyi and Fatoumata Diabaté, this 4th week opens with EPHEAS MAPOSA, a young Zimbabwean artist, exhibited at the gallery in September 2019 as part of the group show "We are here Pamasonga" with Misheck Masamvu and Evans Mutenga. 

 On the menu of this newsletter Epheas Maposa talks about his life as an artist confined to Harare, his research, the impact of the crisis on his work and his future projects.

And every day of this week, you can find her live from Harare on the Instagram account of 31 PROJECT


Epheas Maposa, 2020, Photo booth Fantasia, oil on canvas, 127 x 93,5 cm


BEHIND THE PROJECT - Charles-Wesley Hourdé & Clémence Houdart


Gallery owner Charles-Wesley Hourde, specialised in classical arts from Africa, Oceania and America, joins forces with Clémence Houdart, independent cultural sector consultant for visual arts, to create and develop a new independent branch of his business dedicated to contemporary art. Together, they found 31 project.

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Charles-Wesley Hourdé

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Clémence Houdart





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Due to current sanitary conditions, the gallery is open from tuesday to saturday

2.30 pm - 7 pm




31 PROJECT est une galerie spécialisée en art contemporain © 31 PROJECT, 2020

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