ARCOlisboa 2023

ARCOlisboa 2023


ARCOlisboa 2022. Photo: Rodrigo Gatinho.

April 25, 2023
ARCOlisboa 2023
May 25–28, 2023
Cordoaria Nacional
Avenida da Índia s/n 1300-342
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We look forward to seeing you at Cordoaria Nacional from May 25–28 to celebrate the sixth edition of ARCOlisboa.

This new edition of the fair will include more galleries and will once again present the Portuguese art scene in a broad dialogue with a meticulous selection of African artists and European art.

The General Programme has grown and will comprise 54 galleries selected by the organising committee. Some are participating for the first time, such as Carlier Gebauer, Document, Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman, L´Atelier 21 and The Goma; while others are returning after a few editions absent, including Fernández-Braso, Georg Kargl, MPA-Moisés Pérez de Albéniz and Pelaires. Meanwhile, Lehmann + Silva and NO·NO Gallery, are joining this section following their participation in Opening Lisboa last year.

Other renowned galleries join those placing their trust in the fair yet again, including Bruno Múrias, Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Francisco Fino, Madragoa, Pedro Cera, Vera Cortês and others such as Alarcón Criado, Elvira González, Helga de Alvear, Juana de Aizpuru and Leandro Navarro.

The growth of the General Programme will be reflected in new contents such as those in the SOLO projects, set to present the work of ten international artists in depth. Some of these are Mané Pacheco, Balcony; Sidival Fila, Baró; Simon Ling, Greengrassi; Nacho Criado, José de la Mano; Eugenia Mussa, Monitor; Fidel Évora, Movart; Túlio Pinto, Nosco; FOD, T20; Ana López, W-Galería and Hong Zeiss, Zeller Van Almsick.

ARCOlisboa is interested in new galleries which, either because of their short trajectory or because they are novel in the Portuguese context, present interesting proposals and make the discovery of other creators possible. Along these lines, through the Opening Lisbon section, selected by Chus Martínez and Luiza Teixeira de Freitas, with the collaboration of Diogo Pinto, the fair will enable the discovery of 23 galleries, including Anca Poterasu, Britta Rettberg, Livie Gallery, Meno Parkas, Portas Vilaseca, Ravnikar, making their debut on the programme, or Artbeat, Atm, Foco, Rodríguez Gallery and The Ryder Projects, who are returning. The Opening Lisboa space will be specially designed by the Portuguese architecture firm Feeders.

For the fourth year, ARCOlisboa will grant the Opening Lisboa Award. The jury, made up of professionals from the sector, will distinguish the best booth in the section by granting it its exhibition space at the Fair.

This edition’s art contents will be completed by the Africa in Focus section, which once again turns the spotlight on exploring contemporary art from the African continent, with the participation of eight galleries selected by Paula Nascimento. It will include galleries from Morocco, African Arty; South Africa, Afronova and Guns & Rain; Mozambique, Arte de Gema; and France, 193 Gallery; Germany, Artco; and Portugal,.insofar and Perve; with individual booths scattered throughout the fair. These contents will be further completed by those from other African galleries participating in the General Programme, including L’ Atelier 21 Art Gallery, from Morocco, and the Angolan galleries Movart and This Is Not A White Cube.

As a novelty this year, ARCOlisboa will host the first Fundação Millenium BCP Award for the best booth at the Fair.

Don’t miss ArtsLibris, with around thirty national and international exhibitors, and the Millennium Art Talks, organized by EGEAC. Curated by Marta Mestre and Ángel Calvo Ulloa, with the patronage of Fundação Millennium BCP.

ARCOlisboa is co-organised by the Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, with the support of DGARTES, Fundação EDP, Fundação Altice, Fundação Millennium BCP, MEXTO Property Investment, Turismo de Portugal, Turismo de Lisboa, Kinda Home, Bellissimo Cafés / Marca Grupo Nabeiro, Fundação Vasco Vieira de Almeida, Art Works and Ruinart, with the local coordination of the production company Café Pessoa.

View the full list of galleries.

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