Galeria Filomena Soares
Galeria Filomena Soares was founded in 1999, in Lisbon. Its main objective is to incentive contemporary artistic production, by furthering a productive dialogue between artists, curators and institutions working in the Portuguese and international art scenes.
The gallery is located in the east side of Lisbon, an area that, for decades, was an industrial pole of great importance to the city’s growth and today is one of its largest urban reconversion sites. The gallery’s space (approx. 1000m2) includes two exhibition rooms of different size and facilities, that allow to host a large variety of exhibitions and other artistic events. The gallery has, from very early on, been producing monographs on contemporary art that can be purchased at the gallery or browsed through in one of the rooms reserved for visitors.
The gallery’s programme is guided by a strategy aimed at establishing long-time associations with authors working in every field of artistic expression. The gallery’s participation in important contemporary art fairs, as well as its collaborations with international curators – such as David Rimanelli, Rosa Martinez, Jurgen Bock or David Rosenberg – is one of the prospective lines it keeps constantly developing within this context.
Galeria Filomena Soares currently represents the following artists: Andreia Santana, Carlos Garaicoa, Carlos Motta, Christine Streulli, Dan Graham, Délio Jasse, Dias & Riedweg, Didier Faustino, Edgar Martins, Fredrik Værslev, Günther Förg, Helena Almeida, Herbert Brandl, Igor Jesus, João Penalva, Kiluanji Kia Henda, Letícia Ramos, Mieko Meguro, Miguel Rio Branco, Pedro Barateiro, Peter Zimmermann, Rui Chafes, Sara Bichão.
Image Credit: photography by João Neves