ARCOlisboa returns to Cordoaria with 82 galleries from 14 countries from May 23 to 26

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The 7th edition of the ARCOlisboa International Contemporary Art Fair will this year bring together 82 galleries from 14 countries, 28 of them Portuguese, at the Cordoaria Nacional, from May 23 to 26, the organization announced today.

Organized by IFEMA – Feiras de Madrid and Lisbon City Council, the contemporary art fair will have 34% participation by Portuguese galleries, two more than in the previous edition in 2023.

A meeting point in the capital for collectors, gallerists, artists and professionals from all over the world, the 7th ARCOlisboa will be organized around three areas: the General Programme, made up of 59 galleries, and the curated sections, “Opening Lisboa”, with a selection of 16 galleries and “The Shapes of the Ocean”, made up of seven galleries.

The international segment stands at 66% – 54 galleries – mainly from Europe, with a significant presence from countries such as Spain, Germany, France and Austria, according to a statement from the organization.

The main axis of the fair, the General Programme, has grown to a total of 59 galleries selected by the Organizing Committee, including those taking part for the first time such as Charim, adn galeria and L21, some who are returning after a break, such as Ehrhardt Flórez, Piero Atchugarry and Graça Brandão, and others such as Janh und Jahn and Foco, who are joining the general section after taking part in OPENING Lisboa last year.

The fair will also feature the galleries Bruno Múrias, Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Francisco Fino, Madragoa, Salgadeiras, Perve, Kubikgallery, Pedro Cera, Vera Cortês, Filomena Soares, Bruno Múrias, Galeria 111, Monitor, Quadrado Azul, Presença, as well as Carreras Mugica, Helga de Alvear, Mayoral, Leandro Navarro or Carlier | Gebauer, 193 Gallery, Document.

The “Opening Lisboa” section will explore new artistic languages and spaces with the aim of attracting new content to the fair.

In this vein, through this program, selected by Chus Martínez and Luiza Teixeira de Freitas, the fair will allow you to meet 16 galleries, such as Galeria 4710, Artnueve, Elvira Moreno, Lohaus Sominsky and Salgadeiras, who are making their debut in the program, or Bianca Boeckel, Encounter, Portas Vilaseca, Nave and Romero Paprocki, who are repeating their participation, as well as Anca Poterasu, the winner of the “Opening Lisboa” 2023 Award.

In addition, the “Solo” projects in the General Program will present the work of international artists in depth, including Ixone Sádaba (ATM), Vicente Blanco (Galería Silvestre), Carmen Ortiz Blanco (House of Chappaz), and Miguel Fructuoso (T20).

The artistic content of this edition is completed by the program “The Shapes of the Ocean”, curated by Paula Nascimento and Igor Simões, which will feature projects centered on the relationship between Africa, the African diaspora and other latitudes.

The section will include a total of seven galleries from Paris – 31 Project and Christophe Person -, Casablanca – African Arty, Lisbon – Colectivo Amarelo -, Brasilia – Karla Osorio -, Italy – LIS10 Gallery – and Rio de Janeiro – Nonada -.

ArtsLibris will once again be present at ARCOlisboa with around thirty national and international exhibitors located in the Torreão Nascente da Cordoaria, with free access to the public, with contemporary art magazines, artist publications, photobooks, contemporary thinking, self-publishing and digital publications.

Young people up to the age of 25 will be allowed in free of charge on Saturday, May 25, from 15:00, according to the organizers.

Hervé Hubert
Hervé Hubert
Hervé Hubert is a 55-year-old writer and journalist based in Porto, Portugal. Born in France, he brings a unique blend of French and Portuguese perspectives to his work. Education Hervé studied Journalism and Literature at the University of Lyon in France. After completing his studies, he gained valuable experience working with various French media outlets (Portugal France also). Career He worked for several years as a journalist in France before making the move to Portugal. In Porto, he joined the Portugal Pulse team as a staff writer. Skills Hervé specializes in storytelling, investigative journalism, and cultural commentary. He has a flair for capturing complex issues in a relatable way. Personal Life He currently resides in Porto and enjoys the city's rich culture, from Fado music to Francesinha cuisine. Hervé continues to maintain strong ties to his French heritage, often traveling back to France for family visits and cultural exploration. With his unique background and diverse skill set, Hervé Hubert adds a layered, multicultural lens to every story he covers.

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