ARCOlisboa 2022

ARCOlisboa 2022


Rodrigo Gatinho.

March 30, 2022
ARCOlisboa 2022
May 19–22, 2022
Cordoaria Nacional
Avenida da Índia s/n 1300-342
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ARCOlisboa, the fair organised by IFEMA MADRID and Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, will celebrate its fifth anniversary from May 19 to 22nd, generating a unique moment of reunion with contemporary art in the Portuguese capital.  Over four days, Lisbon will become again one of the most interesting centres of art and culture in Europe, with the participation of galleries, artists, collectors, curators, institutions, museums and art centres. A unique moment to discover the Portuguese art scene in depth in dialogue with Spanish and European art, as well as a careful selection of African artists.

On its fifth anniversary, ARCOlisboa evolves in its contents towards a fair designed to enable galleries to create highly defined projects and delve deep into the dialogues between artists. On the other hand, the celebration of the fair over four days will raise the visibility of the exhibition programme of the city’s museums and institutions.

ARCOlisboa 2022 will welcome the participation of 61 galleries from twelve countries. The General Programme, will be made up of 42 galleries from six countries selected by the Organising Committee. Some will participate for the first time, including Elvira GonzálezGalería 111Galería de las MisionesHeinrich EhrhardtRosa Santos or the Austrian galleries Lukas Feichtner Galerie and Zeller Van Almsick. These will be joined by other renowned galleries present at the fair since its origin such as Cristina Guerra Contemporary ArtFernando SantosPedro CeraPedro OliveiraVera Cortês and others from different countries such as Alarcón CriadoGreengrassiHelga de AlvearJuana de AizpuruKrinzinger or Leandro Navarro.

One more year, ARCOlisboa turns the spotlight on new galleries on the Portuguese scene, that present interesting proposals and enables the discovery of other creators. Thus, through the Opening Lisboa section, selected by Chus Martínez and Luiza Teixeira de Freitas, the fair will provide a space to explore 11 galleries including Double VFran ReusLehmann + SilvaArtbeat, Verve, or ATM and Intersticio. 

The Africa em Foco programme will once again focus on exploring the contemporary art from the African continent and will comprise eight galleries selected by Paula Nascimento. It will include galleries from Uganda, Afriart Gallery, Mozambique, Arte De Gema, South Africa, Everard Read and in addition to France, Gallery 193, with individual booths interspersed throughout the fair.

Check the list of participating galleries.

On the other hand, ArtsLibris will once again be present this year at ARCOlisboa.With the presence of national and international participants and it will again become the space specialised in artist publications, photobooks, contemporary thinking, self-publishing, magazines and digital publications.

Additionally, the most advanced institutional practices together with artists practice will comprise the main axes of the discourses in the renowned ARCOlisboa Forum, in which themes from the immediate present will be observed, including the relationship between NFTs and art. The forum will be commissioned by EGEAC, directed by Filipa Oliveira with the support of Fundação Millennium bcp.

Since its very first edition, ARCOlisboa has been the art week. Jointly with the main local art institutions, it will offer a cultural programme parallel to the fair aimed at national and international guests, set to include openings and visits to private exhibitions and collections, in addition to other events.

At the same time, ARCOlisboa will also hold an online edition from May 13, enabling access to the gallery contents through the ARCO E-XHIBITIONS platform, available on the ARCOlisboa website.

ARCOlisboa enjoys the official support of Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, the support of Fundação EDP and the collaboration of Fundação Millennium bcpAlticeTurismo de PortugalMEXTO Property Investment and Roche Bobois, in addition to local institutions and the city’s main art players who make the fair possible, year after year.

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