Since its foundation in 1983, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac has specialized in international contemporary art representing around 60 artists as well as several renowned estates. With a team of 80 employees and approximately 30 extensive solo and group exhibitions held per year in the Salzburg, Paris and Paris Pantin spaces, the gallery supports and showcases the careers of some of the most influential artists today. The gallery represents its artists at all major art fairs worldwide. Active in both the primary and secondary markets, the gallery’s role extends to curatorial work (as a consultant to major museums and public institutions) as well as an advisor to private and corporate collections. The gallery runs its own publishing house, inviting prominent international art historians, curators and writers. Since 1983 Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac has established itself in Salzburg in the Villa Kast, a 19th century townhouse in the Mirabell Garden and the historical centre. In March 2010, the gallery opened Salzburg Halle, an additional exhibition space spreading over 2,500 m² within an industrial building. In 1990, Thaddaeus Ropac opened his primary Paris space in the Marais. Today, the gallery space spans four floors and includes an extensive Drawings Department. In October 2012, an early 20th century ironworks factory has been converted into an art space in Paris Pantin, spread over an area of 5,000 m² (54,000 ft2) and several buildings, allowing the display of large-scale works. Its location in the neighbourhood of the Philharmonie de Paris has allowed new perspectives for the gallery. Since its opening, this venue has also welcomed presentations of satellite events. In Spring 2017, a new gallery opened in London, Mayfair, at Ely House. The listed mansion, built in 1772 by Sir Robert Taylor, was renovated by architect Annabelle Selldorf. The gallery spreads across five floors and over 1,500 m2 (16,000 ft2), benefiting from four distinct gallery spaces.