What is ARCOlisboa?

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What is ARCOlisboa?

ARCOlisboa 2022 will, once again, transform Lisbon into a meeting place for collectors, gallerists, artists and art professionals from all over the world. The Cordoaria Nacional will house its fifth physical edition from 19 to 22 May, displaying artistic content from the more than 70 galleries selected by the Organising Committee and the teams curating its different sections.

The main focus of the Fair, the General Programme, features national and international galleries whose projects will confirm their commitment to quality content. ARCOlisboa is also strengthening the two main curated sections: África in Focus, with the participation of African galleries and Opening Lisboa, focused on newer galleries, that will bring new contents and investigations to the fair.

Moreover, Arts Libris, a space devoted to contemporary art publications, will be part of ARCOlisboa and the centre of a new space devoted to art publications.

ARCOlisboa evolves towards a fair in which the galleries will create specifically devoted projects with a reduced number of artists per booth. On the other hand, the fair will concentrate in 4 days with the aim of reinforcing the visiblity of the city and its institutions.

Once again, ARCOlisboa is receiving support from the Lisbon Chamber of Commerce and Fundação EDP, as well as the cooperation of all the local institutions and the city’s main art agents.