Ydessa Hendeles Art Foundation
The first privately-funded exhibition space for contemporary art in Canada, Ydessa Hendeles Art Foundation displays works owned by Canadian philanthropist and real estate heiress Dr. Ydessa Hendeles.
Named by ARTnews as one of the most 50 most influential people in the art world, Hendeles has variously been an art historian, gallerist and art curator. The work here is by North American and European contemporary artists, including films, photography, paintings, sculptures, installations and multimedia projects.
Housed within a former uniform factory with only a small and subtle plaque outside, this word-of-mouth gallery does not advertise. An incredibly atmospheric space peppered with vivid images, it has a clear narrative for each exhibition, shaped by Hendeles’ arrangement of her own collection.