Monday, September 12, 2016

Lisbon International Contemporary Exhibition 2016

Meeting Art Gallery is organizing Lisbon International Contemporary Exhibition taking place October 1-8, 2016. This is the 4th edition of the acclaimed international exhibition that will feature a selection of worldwide artists in Lisbon, Portugal - marking the 10th international exhibit organized by this gallery. The showcase is garnering a level of excellence within the global visual arts community, as the artists go through a rigorous selection and curatorial process lasting 3 months, 14 artists have been chosen to participate.

The lead curator for Lisbon International Contemporary Exhibition is Goncalo Madeira with support from renowned global artist Natalia Gromicho. The Vernissage will take place on October 1, 2016 at 5pm local time. Reservations for the Vernissage must be made by September 25th via email to:; and will feature a selection of collectors and art critics. The exhibition will be open to the public from October 2nd through October 8th.

The gallery opened on a very memorable day, April 25th 2013, when Lisbon gained its freedom from a dictatorial regime. Located in Downtown Chiado, one of Lisbon's most popular areas, the opening was an incredible event with a solo exhibition of Natalia Gromicho's work titled 'Lisboa, dignos de nota', the artists tribute to the city where she was born and honoring the special day. Meeting Art Gallery is situated in Espaço Chiado, a shopping center in Downtown Chiado that was built to preserve “Ferdinand Wall”, a wall that protected Lisbon from attacks during the period of the Middle Ages. Chiado is one of the most iconic and traditional neighborhoods of Lisbon, located between Bairro Alto and the Downtown shopping districts.

"Its location is very privileged with access from the street Rua da Misericórdia or the street Rua Nova da Trindade, right next to the Trindade Theater", explained Goncalo Madeira. Meeting Art Gallery generates tremendous traffic and visitors from the historical attractions of Chiado; the shopping, cafes, leisure areas and popular sites. The gallery is a very large, open space with excellent lighting and sophisticated hanging systems. Services include fine art consultations, stretching and framing, premium paints and a variety of materials for artists on site, as well as many fine art products special ordered by request. 

"The idea was simple, we wanted to create a private, open space for artists without any limitations, obstacles, or barriers. Everyone is welcome to experience art and participate in the process through live painting sessions and workshops", explained Gromicho.

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