Marc Jancou Contemporary opened in November of 2007 in historic Great Jones Alley in downtown New York, and relocated to the heart of Chelsea at 524 West 24th Street in March of 2010. The gallery's primary focus is on emerging artists, having presented the first New York solo shows by Tim Berresheim, Ross Chisholm, Slawomir Elsner, Meredith James, Ry Rocklen, Stephanie Taylor, and Jacques Louis Vidal. The inaugural exhibition in 2007 featured a new body of work by quintessential Los Angeles artist Larry Johnson, which was the artist's first exhibition in six years and led to a retrospective at The Hammer Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles in 2009.
In addition to the gallery program, Marc Jancou initiated an ongoing series of exhibitions that take place in various international locations. In 2008, the exhibition In Geneva No One Can Hear Your Scream opened at BFAS Blondeau Fine Art Services, Geneva. The next exhibition in the series, Rive Gauche Rive Droite, opened in 2010 and was held in six unique locations across Paris including the famed taxidermist Deyrolle and the showroom of Azzedine Alaia. This ambitious exhibition presented over 100 works by 27 international artists. The next exhibition in the series will be held in 2012 in a location yet to be announced.
Prior to opening Marc Jancou Contemporary, Marc Jancou founded a number of galleries including London Projects, London (1996); Galerie Marc Jancou, Zurich (1993); and Bonakdar Jancou, New York (1998). Through these galleries, Marc Jancou participated in FIAC, Art Basel, and the Armory, and curated exhibitions of Miroslaw Balka, Chris Burden, Carroll Dunham, Olafur Eliasson, Ernesto Neto, Karen Kilimnik, Martin Kippenberger, Michael Krebber, Raymond Pettibon, Sean Landers, Cindy Sherman, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Thomas Scheibitz, and Jeffrey Vallance among others. From 2006 to 2007, Marc Jancou hosted a residency program in St. Barth called Me.Di.Um, which included 25 residencies by emerging artists.
Recent gallery publications include Rive Gauche / Rive Droite (JRP Ringier, Zurich, 2010); In Geneva No One Can Hear You Scream (JRP Ringier, Zurich, 2008); Faces and Figures (Revisited) (Gavilles&Rust); Justin Lieberman ((JRP Ringier, Zurich, 2009); Michael Cline (JRP Ringier, Zurich, 2010); and David Noonan, Scenes (JRP Ringier, Zurich 2009). In 1996 Marc Jancou & London Projects published an anthology of selected writings by John Coplans, which was edited by Stuart Morgan.