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.

The gallery has organised over 70 solo exhibitions since its opening in 1999 and actively promotes the work of emerging national and international artists. In the almost 25 years of its existence, the gallery continues to make its mark as an integral part and driving force of the national and international art market, remaining focused and determined to maintain it.

Galeria Filomena Soares represents:

Andreia Santana, Carlos Garaicoa, Carlos Motta, Christine Sttreuli, Dan Graham, Délio Jasse, Dias & Riedweg, Didier Faustino, Edgar Martins, Fernanda Fragateiro, Frederik Værslev, Günther Förg, Helena Almeida, Herbert Brandl, João Penalva, Kiluanji Kia Henda, Letícia Ramos, Miguel Rio Branco, Pedro Barateiro, Peter Zimmermann, Rui Chafes, Sara Bichão, Shirin Neshat.