Paris-based Isabelle and Jean-Conrad Lemaître are among the most cutting edge international contemporary film and video collectors. They began collecting contemporary art in 1983. Their collection includes painting, sculpture and photography, but their focus over the past ten years has been video art. This deep interest in video art has its origin in their passion for cinema. The Lemaîtres have been generous in lending works for museums, exhibitions and showing their video art at home. They support a number of public institutions. They are Friends of the Pompidou Centre and Friends of Fondation La Maison Rouge in Paris. Lemaître have also created and sponsored “StudioCollector” prize at Le Fresnoy in Tourcoing, which is a prize for young video artists. The Lemaître collection includes work by the Turner Prize-winner Gillian Wearing, Mark Wallinger, Tacita Dean, Isaac Julian, Steve McQueen and Keith Tyson, among others.