Quickly strengthening the international calendar of art events, ARTE LISBOA has been declared a great event attracting more than 20.000 visitors annually. ARTE LISBOA is recognized as a Fair of high quality with the presence of the best national and international galleries and is taking place in a country experiencing great artistic results mixing established artists such as Helena Almeida, Pedro Cabrita Reis and Julião Sarmento with a powerful generation of multidisciplinary and world artists.
ARTE LISBOA bodes exceptionally well for the future. The Fair clearly shows the growing interest of the local private contemporary art sector in a country where the private collector is directed more and more toward new creations, following the road marked by important initiatives such as the Museu Colecção Berardo in the Centro Cultural de Belém or the Banco Espírito Santo which invests in contemporary photography.
The presence of the Portuguese galleries at ARTE LISBOA have allowed for the maturity and strengthening of the Fair. The event is the only one of its type in Portugal and attracts exhibitors from Germany, Hungary, Mexico, Brazil, Mozambique, Korea and especially Spain, confirming the existence of an Iberian contemporary art market.