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ARCOlisboa 2020 launches its online edition

From May 20 to June 14

Portugal’s young and dynamic contemporary art fair- has decided to reschedule its physical version to the 13th - 16th of May 2021, while converting this year’s edition into a four-week long digital version that will continue to offer online fair-goers exclusive access to the vibrant Portuguese contemporary art scene.

14 May 2020

The online ARCOlisboa 2020 -which will take place May 20th to June 14th at in collaboration with will present the Galleries selected by the Organising Committee and the individual section curators, as well as a complete Forum with conversations on topics that will again connect the Portuguese scene with an international audience.

The General Programme of the fair with will include established Portuguese galleries such as Cristina Guerra, Filomena Soares, Pedro Cera and Vera Cortês, as well as up-and-coming galleries such as Balcony, Bruno Murias, Madragoa and Nuno Centeno. Major Spanish galleries such as Elba Benítez, Elvira González, Heinrich Ehrhardt, Helga de Alvear and Juana de Aizpuru, as well as international galleries such as Balice Hertling (Paris), Georg Kargl (Vienna), Greengrassi (London), Marcelo Guarnieri (São Paulo) and Sokyo (Kyoto).

Opening Lisboa, curated for the first time by the curatorial team Kunsthalle Lissabon, offers a selection of newcomer galleries to the fair, presenting new contents for the audience of ARCOlisboa. Paula Nascimento will develop for the second consecutive year Africa in Focus, with a number of new galleries in addition to those that successfully participated in the fair in 2019.

Visit ARCOlisboa at to discover each gallery’s specially prepared selection for this edition of the fair, as well as the works that guest curators and collectors will select weekly through the Curators and Collectors Pick programmes, among those the curators Luiza Teixeira de Freitas, Bruno Leitão and João Laia.

With complete information and access to every talk through, the Forum of ARCOlisboa will present an average of three live-streamed conversations each week. These firsthand talks will include conversations with artists led by curators Kunsthalle Lissabon, Paula Nascimento and Filipa Oliveira and will feature artists such as Nadia Belerique, Diana Policarpo, and others; conversations with Portuguese collectors Armando Cabral and António Cachola led by Tiago de Abreu; an examination of Portuguese contemporary art institutions and the nation’s lively contemporary art scene led by Miguel Mesquita and João Ribas. The programm will also have the collaboration of Catarina Vaz Pinto, City councillor for culture of Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, and Tobi Maier, director of Galerias Municipais da Egeac, and discussions about contemporary art publishing led by members of Arts Libris.

The ARCOlisboa 2020 online edition will also have the collaboration, among others, of Fundação EDP and the support of fair´s local team led by Rita Sousa Tavares.

For more information or to attend the fair and related events, visit the fair’s website where you will also find a selection of the main Portuguese art institutions and access to their online projects. We won’t be able to walk around Lisbon together this year, but we won’t miss their interesting proposals.

Join us at ARCOlisboa 2020 – Online edition!