Galeria Filomena Soares was founded in 1999, in Lisbon. Its main objective is to incentive contemporary artistic production, by furthering a productive dialogue between artists, curators and institutions working in the Portuguese and international art scenes.
The gallery stands in the east side of Lisbon, an area that was, for decades, an industrial pole of great importance to the city’s growth and is today one of its largest urban reconversion sites. The gallery’s space, approximately 1000 square meters, includes two exhibition rooms with different sizes and facilities, which allow it to host a large variety of exhibitions and other artistic events. The gallery has, from very early on, been producing monographs on contemporary art that can be purchased there or browsed in one of the rooms reserved for visitors.
The gallery’s programming is guided by a strategy aimed at establishing long-time associations with authors working in every field of artistic expression. The gallery’s participation in important contemporary art fairs, as well as its collaborations with international curators – such as David Rimanelli, Rosa Martinez, Jurgen Bock or David Rosenberg – is one of the prospective lines it keeps constantly developing within this context.
–João Silvério, Curator / July 2009