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 stands in the east side of Lisbon, an area that was, for decades, an industrial pole of great importance to the city's growth and is today one of its largest urban reconversion sites. The gallery's space (approx. 1000m2) includes two exhibition rooms with different sizes and facilities, which allow it 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 browsed in one of the rooms reserved for visitors.
The gallery's programming 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, David Rosenberg, David Barro or Alexandre Melo - is one of the prospective lines it keeps constantly developing within this context.
Galeria Filomena Soares represents the following artists:
Ângela Ferreira, António Olaio, Bruno Pacheco, Carlos Motta, Dias & Riedweg, Didier Faustino, Ghada Amer & Reza Farkhondeh, Helena Almeida, Herbert Brandl, Inês Botelho, Jaime de la Jara, Jean-Marc Bustamante, João Penalva, José Pedro Croft, Júlia Ventura, Kiluanji Kia Henda, Lida Abdul, Pedro Barateiro, Peter Zimmermann, Pilar Albarracín, Rodrigo Oliveira, Rui Chafes, Rui Ferreira, Shirin Neshat, Slater Bradley, Susy Gómez, Tracey Moffatt and Vasco Araújo.