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IFEMA launches ARCOlisboa online; its first virtual fair

From 20 May to 14 June, at

With this digital art market event, IFEMA is starting to redesign its most international fairs and restart its activities

14 May 2020

IFEMA is approaching its renaissance by using cutting-edge technology to guarantee its participants’ safety, health and mobility while redesigning international fairs with hybrid contents.

The conversion of the physical edition of ARCOlisboa, Portugal's leading Contemporary Art Fair, to its virtual version, will be IFEMA's first step in the transition towards new models of events adapted to a new situation, taking the art market online.

The online edition of ARCOlisboa 2020 will take place from 20 May to 14 June, at and in collaboration with, This experience will allow collectors and users exclusive access to the vibrant Portuguese and international art scene, enabling participating galleries to offer an alternative, innovative showcase for their works and starting the crucial reactivation of the art market in this post-COVID-19 period.

ARCOlisboa online will have the same structure with galleries selected by the Organising Committee and the curators of the Opening and Africa in Focus sections. All this in addition to the Forum, featuring conversations between prominent professionals who will connect the Portuguese scene with an international audience. will enable you to explore ARCOlisboa 2020 and see the galleries’ selections adapted to a digital edition, as well as works selected by curators and guest collectors in the Curators and Collectors Pick initiative.

Comprehensive information about this online edition is available at, which also includes a selection of the main Portuguese art institutions and access to their digital projects.