FRED is the contemporary art gallery of Fred Mann, and is situated in the heart of the emerging London east end gallery scene, at 45 Vyner Street. The gallery represents twenty-one international emerging and established artists who work in a variety of media.
Since opening in early 2005, the Gallery has produced a clear and focused contemporary programme consisting exclusively of solo monograph exhibitions by gallery artists that in many cases are especially made for the space.
In September 2006, Fred Mann was awarded a project space in the Leipzig
Spinnerei by Gerd Harry [Judy] Lubke of Eigen + Art. This one year space was a place to both augment and develop the exhibition programme, and provided an experimental space for FRED artists to use. Following the success of this project space, FRED opened a permanent gallery in the Leipzig Spinnerei September, 2007. The Leipzig gallery programme consisted of four annual shows featuring solo and group exhibitions.
After a year of research, in 2010 FRED launched a new direction and announced representation of a group of artists from the African Diaspora. This includes young African American painter Nina Chanel Abney and South African artists Athi-Patra Ruga, Michael MacGarry, Zanele Muholi and Conrad Botes. Throughout 2010 and 2011 FRED will exhibit the first UK solo shows by these artists.
Parallel to the galleries new direction FRED will showcase another important separate programme of exciting, emerging U.K. artists. One of them that stands out above others is Stuart Croft, a young London based artist and film maker.