BAphoto LIVE ARCHIVE - GALLERY TALK: PHOTOGRAPHY AND MARKET IN BRAZIL
In this edition, Francisco Medail -Artistic Director of BAphoto- moderates a dialogue between 10 Brazilian galleries.
Fernanda Pujol - Aura Gallery
Created in 2015 as a digital platform, Aura dedicated its first years of existence to mapping and introducing artists from the new Brazilian contemporary art scene into the market. Little by little, the online experience translated into in-person events, with exhibitions and participation in art fairs. In 2017, this process culminated with the opening of its own physical space in São Paulo. As of 2020, Aura inaugurates “Casa-Galeria” in an apartment located in the central region of São Paulo, and returns to digitally promoting online courses on the art system and events open to the public, such as “Happy Aura”, which proposes informal conversations between the different agents of contemporary art as well as professionals from other fields of culture.
Jully Fernandes - Babel SP
Founded in 1999 by Jully Fernandes, BABEL is an internationally acclaimed contemporary art gallery based in São Paulo and New York. BABEL stands out for having a bold, independent and innovative attitude and a cosmopolitan vision of art and artists.
Karla Osorio - Karla Osorio Gallery
Karla Osorio founded the Karla Osorio Gallery in 2015. It is a contemporary art gallery based in Brasilia and São Paulo. It holds exhibitions and participates in national and international fairs and represents 22 artists, national and foreign. It favors innovative art projects that address different languages and techniques.
Janaina Torres- Janaina Torres Gallery
Founded in 2016, Janaina Torres Galeria invests in a curatorial program that seeks to reflect a broad cultural context, in which the aesthetic experience is also aligned with geographical, political and social issues. The gallery seeks to disseminate its artists with responsibility and commitment so that their legacy is recognized and supported by the most respected institutions. The gallery seeks to guarantee true access of the most diverse audiences to a strong and vibrant Brazilian artistic production.
Luciana Brito- Luciana Brito Gallery
Founded in 1997, Luciana Brito was one of the protagonists in the consolidation of the art market in Brazil. This gallery is known both nationally and internationally for its work in the consolidation and projection of artists’ careers around the world. Luciana Brito Galeria represents artists such as Alex Katz, Allan McCollum, Anthony McCall, Leandro Erlich, Liliana Porter and Marina Abramovic, and was responsible for their solo exhibitions in Brazil
María Quiroga - Luisa Strina Gallery
Galería Luisa Strina completed 45 years of activity in 2019. It was the first Latin American gallery to participate in the Art Basel fair, in 1992. It represents 40 artists, established and emerging, who have local and international visibility.
Niura Borges - Mamute Art Gallery
The Mamute Art Gallery was created in 2012 with the aim of highlighting poetic research in contemporary art and representing young artists in professional training. Dedicated to Contemporary Art, it exclusively sells works by its representatives, assisting in the circulation of their productions, as well as in the projection of their careers in the national and international field.
Mario Cohen - Mario Cohen Gallery
Created by Mario Cohen in Rio de Janeiro, in 2002. The gallery established itself as the first Fine Art Photography Gallery in Latin America, aware of the importance of a space for the documentation and valorization of photography, of revealing new talents and of serving a channel to mediate between the artist and the market. In August 201, it settled in São Paulo. In addition to the exhibitions held throughout the year, it has an important collection, such as that of the photographers Sebastião Salgado, Pierre Verger, Otto Stupakoff, Marcel Gautherot, Bob Wolfenson, Ellen Von Unwerth, Norman Parkinson, Roberio Braga, Cristiano Mascaro, among others.
Maneco Müller - Galeria Mul.ti.plo
Mul.ti.plo Espaço Arte was founded 10 years ago, designed as a meeting place between established artists and new talents. They work with all art manifestations, such as video art, works on paper, objects, paintings and special projects, and they carry out a permanent search to find and disseminate new artists. They also offer courses, book editions and artistic events and promote meetings around contemporary art.
Letícia Suárez - OMA
Oma Galería opened seven years ago and works with young and middle-stage artists. The artists represented by OMA work mainly performance and video art, sculpture, photography and painting, among other materials. It is characterized by its cultural and educational projects and by its critical and social vision. Today, it is one of the main art galleries in the country.
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He is an Artist and Cultural Manager from the National University of Avellaneda. He is currently a student of the master's degree in Argentine and Latin American Art History (IDAES). His work is represented by the Rolf Art gallery and is part of public and private collections, including the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Museo provincial Emilio Caraffa and the Getty Research Institute. He currently directs Pretéritos Imperfectos, a collection of theoretical books on Argentine photography and since 2015 he has served as artistic director of Buenos Aires Photo.