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These Women Are Fuelling Portugal's Art Scene
Those names provide will impress your artsy neighbour during your next dinner conversation
Art Stuff 27 Aug 2019

Who is on top of the Portuguese art scene? Those names provide will impress your artsy neighbour during your next dinner conversation.
Elsa Garcia
Director of the quarterly printed independent magazine UMBIGO (published in English and Portuguese). The project also exists online and it works as a cultural platform, publishing features, reviews, interviews, essays etc.

Lisboa Menina e Moça

Lisboa Menina e Moça


Inês Grosso
Grosso has been working for MAAT (Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology) as director of curatorship, international management and programmes. She is creating an exciting and ever evolving programme for the museum.
Michael Santos

Michael Santos


Penelope Curtis
Artistic Director of the Gulbenkian Foundation, Curtis is the first non-Portuguese to hold this position. She has been breaking away at the notion of a stagnate institution and opening up the collection in new ways.

Nuno Gervásio

Nuno Gervásio

Cristina Guerra
Director and founder of Galeria Cristina Guerra, one of the most well established galleries in Portugal.

João Girão

João Girão

Vera Appleton
Director of Appleton an association which operates two exhibition spaces – Appleton Square and Box. Appleton wants to celebrate emerging artists by giving them a space and platform in which to exhibit their work.
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Vera Cortês
Director and founder of Galeria Vera Cortês, a gallery which opened in 2006 and has been making steady progress. It has now established itself as a key gallery in Lisbon.
Forbes Portugal

Forbes Portugal

Pauline Foessel
Founder of Underdog in Lisbon, Foessel has now founded Art Curator Grid, a platform which aims to connect curators of contemporary art.

the Art Gorgeous

the Art Gorgeous


Emília Ferreira
Ferreira has been director Museu Nacional Contemporânea – Museu do Chiado (National Museum for Contemporary Art) since 2017. The museum is one of the greatest institutional promoters of contemporary and modern art.
Álvaro Isidoro/Global Imagens

Álvaro Isidoro/Global Imagens

Maria da Graça Carmona e Costa
Her work in the arts began in the 70s when she became a gallery assistant for Galeria Quadrum, years later she founded alongside her husband the Carmona e Costa Foundation, which supports art and artist, through grants and acquisitions.
António Pedro Ferreira

António Pedro Ferreira

Norlinda Lima
Norlinda Lima and her husband José Lima have an extensive art collection, which encompasses most of Portuguese art from Helena Almeida, Paula Rego, Vieira da Silva, as well as international artist such as Warhol and Malangatana.

Namalimba Coelho
Coelho is originally from Angola and her career started after she worked briefly with the United Nations Office in Lisbon. She then turned to culture and art and is now Press Manager for the Berardo Collection.

Time Out/Joana Freitas

Time Out/Joana Freitas


 

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