ARCOlisboa 2017

ARCOlisboa, Lisbon / Portugal

November 9, 2016

May 18–21, 2017

Submission deadline: January 10

Cordoaria Nacional
Avda. da India, s/n

ARCO and IFEMA are pleased to announce the launching of ARCOlisboa’s second edition. The outstanding reception of the first edition is the driving force behind this project. Following the opinions of the galleries, artists, collectors and the local scene, the Fair will subtly grow, adapting to the Cordoaria Nacional iconic building.

Quality of contents is ARCOlisboa 2017‘s main objective. The Fair aims at becoming a major artistic and social event in the Portuguese capital between May 18 and 21. In this edition, the General Program will host about 50 galleries selected by the Organizing Committee after the analysis of all submitted projects. The quality of the projects of the participating galleries and the city’s own cultural activity will be the key attractions to lure international collectors, well-known professionals and the general public.

Lisbon is becoming a favorite destination for interesting gallery projects from different parts of the world who have decided to open there their main headquarters or a second branch. The confirmation of this fact has led to the new Opening section in ARCOlisboa; a program that will count with the participation of around ten national and international galleries that are under seven years old and that will be selected by João Laia, a Portuguese writer and curator, currently based in London.

The world of art will again look at Lisbon, a city that has thrown itself into contemporary art. Together with this enthusiasm, we have the support from institutions, galleries and collectors to the Fair through varied exhibitions and events that create opportunities to meet with ARCOlisboa’s participants and guests.

Moreover, all this will take place during a specially dynamic moment in the country’s art scene thanks to the new space in the Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia (MAAT) by the Fundação EDP, new galleries and non profit spaces, and the appointment of Lisbon as 2017 Ibero-American Capital of Culture 2017. On this occasion, ARCOlisboa will host meetings and activities linked with Latin America that will gather outstanding professionals of the art world, like for instance the Meeting of European and Latin-American Museums, among others.

We encourage all galleries that are interested to submit their proposals before January 10 of 2017. You can find more information at

More information:
arcolisboa [​at​]