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When Miguel Kehayoglu was asked why he named the gallery Praxis, his response was the following:

´Plato said that ideas do not come from men, but rather float around in an ideal world and eventually enter our thoughts. A person could have a wonderful idea but not know how to solidify it. Humans began to figure out ways to put their ideas into practice, and that is how the Praxis came to be. Human character is an evolving force, and Praxis is used to move forward with a project, pushing an individual to improve, capacitate, refine y surpass himself constantly in order to advance. Praxis is life itself.´

THE FOUNDER
MIGUEL KEHAYOGLU, THE MARCHAND OF PRAXIS

A descendant of Greek immigrants, his first appearances in the world of art were marked in the middle of the 20th century when, already a well established businessman in the textile industry, forged a strong commitment to art which would later lead to the foundation of Praxis.
´If I were to be reborn, I would do the exact same thing (…) I like what I do, I never get tired of working to bring success to young and talented artists and help their work reach the rest of the world so others can enjoy them as much as un Latin Americans do.´
Miguel Kehayoglu (1929-2009) was an Argentine marchand who passionately dedicated himself to the worldwide diffusion of the artwork of a group of talented Latin American artists. A descendant of Greek immigrants, his first appearances in the world of art were marked in the middle of the 20th century when, already a well established businessman in the textile industry, he organized the bringing together of age old Greek rug making techniques and Latina American painting, writing the prelude to a strong commitment to art which would later lead to the foundation of Praxis.
Since then, the gallery, which opened its doors in a petit hotel that was completely redesigned with a vanguard style architectural plan, has been used as an exposition space for an art collection enriched by a variety of emerging and well known Latin American artists. Convinced on the value of local art, Kehayoglu embarked on a plan of continental expansion that led him to open subsidiaries of the gallery in Chile, Brazil, Perú, México and the United States.
During the last decade, continuing the legacy of its founder, Praxis kept expanding, establishing a diverse agenda of expositions, supporting young artists, increasing their collection of silk screen prints signed by popular contemporary artists and opening a new gallery in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Miguel Kehayoglu was much more than a simple marchand, he was the one who brought charisma, passion and commitment to the Praxis gallery.

PRAXIS
NEW YORK

Praxis International Art was founded in Buenos Aires in 1977 by Miguel Kehayoglu.

The praxis mission to bring the compelling creativity and imagination of Latin American modern and contemporary art forward to a worldwide audience in museum-quality exhibitions.

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PRAXIS
BUENOS AIRES

Praxis International Art was founded in Buenos Aires in 1977 by Miguel Kehayoglu.

The praxis mission to bring the compelling creativity and imagination of Latin American modern and contemporary art forward to a worldwide audience in museum-quality exhibitions.

see photo gallery
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