Art Weekend São Paulo

Installation view of Interregnum: Stuart Brisley, at Galeria Jaqueline Martins during the first edition of Art Weekend São Paulo, 2016. Courtesy of Galeria Jaqueline Martins.

Art Weekend São Paulo will energize the city’s cultural life from November 9 to 11, 2018. Fifty art galleries will offer a special program of more than 100 events including exhibitions, guided visits, performances, workshop for children, talks with artists and curators and more.

The 3rd edition of Art Weekend São Paulo is an initiative of Associação Brasileira de Arte Contemporânea – ABACT (Brazilian Association of Contemporary Art).

Past editions of Art Weekend São Paulo have attracted more than 5,000 visitors. The number of participating galleries in this edition reflects the increasing attention the event has received in the past, not only from the city but also from other Brazilian regions.

Latitude – Platform for Brazilian Art Galleries Abroad

The event’s format follows international gallery weekends that have enlivened cultural cities around the world such as Berlin, Vienna, Brussels, Paris and Chicago. Out of 50 participating galleries, 37 are members of Latitude – Platform for Brazilian Art Galleries Abroad, representing a large portion of the Brazilian galleries that constantly invest in the participation of fairs and events that are connected to the international art scene.

The Art Weekend also offers the rare opportunity for the São Paulo audience to meet galleries based elsewhere. The program “Galleries Host Galleries” connects 12 galleries from other Brazilian states to promote pop-up exhibitions inside another gallery in town.

As part of this program, Luciana Brito Galeria hosts A Gentil Carioca (Rio de Janeiro – RJ), Galeria Marilia Razuk hosts Anita Schwartz Galeria de Arte (Rio de Janeiro – RJ), Dan Galeria hosts Espaço Eliana Benchimol (Rio de Janeiro – RJ), Galeria Jaqueline Martins hosts Galeria Karla Osório (Brasília – DF), Galeria Leme hosts Luciana Caravello Arte Contemporânea (Rio de Janeiro – RJ), Galeria Nara Roesler hosts Lurixs: Arte Contemporânea (Rio de Janeiro – RJ), Galeria Estação hosts Mercedes Viegas Arte Contemporânea (Rio de Janeiro – RJ), Galeria Raquel Arnaud hosts Mul.ti.plo Espaço Arte (Rio de Janeiro – RJ), Emmathomas Galeria hosts Periscópio Arte Contemporânea (Belo Horizonte – MG), Galeria Lume hosts Portas Vilaseca Galeria (Rio de Janeiro – RJ), and Galeria Rabieh hosts both Ybakatu (Curitiba – PR) and Galeria Mamute (Porto Alegre – RS).

São Paulo-Based Galleries in Neighborhoods

The 38 São Paulo based galleries are organized by neighborhoods, splitting the program in four different circuits across São Paulo: Vila Madalena – Pinheiros – Butantã; Itaim – Vila Nova Conceição; Jardins; and Downtown – Barra Funda. On Friday, the participating galleries will be open between 5 to 10 p.m.; on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and on Sunday between noon and 6 p.m.

Vila Madalena – Pinheiros – Butantã: Galeria Bolsa de Arte, Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, Galeria Eduardo Fernandes, Galeria Estação (+ Mercedes Viegas Arte Contemporânea), Janaina Torres Galeria, Galeria Leme (+ Luciana Caravello Arte Contemporânea), Galeria Millan and Anexo, Galeria Raquel Arnaud (+ Mul.ti.plo Espaço Arte) and Galeria Sancovsky;

Jardins: Almeida & Dale Galeria de Arte, Baró Galeria, Galeria Berenice Arvani, Bergamin & Gomide, Casa Triângulo, Dan Galeria (+ Eliana Benchimol), Emmathomas Galeria (+Periscópio Arte Contemporânea), Galeria Frente, Galeria Houssein Jarouche, Galeria Luisa Strina, Galeria Marcelo Guarnieri, Mendes Wood DM, Paulo Kuczynski Escritório de Arte, Galeria Rabieh (+ Ybakatu + Galeria Mamute), Galeria Superfície, SIM Galeria and Zipper Galeria;

Itaim – Vila Nova Conceição: Galeria Arte 57, Canvas Galeria de Arte, Galeria Caribé, Luciana Brito Galeria (+ A Gentil Carioca) , Galeria Lume (+ Portas Vilaseca Galeria), Galeria Marília Razuk (+ Anita Schwartz Galeria de Arte), Galeria Nara Roesler (+ Lurixs: Arte Contemporânea) and Galeria VilaNova;

Downtown – Barra Funda: Central Galeria, Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel (Galpão), Galeria Jaqueline Martins (+ Galeria Karla Osório), Sé Galeria and Vermelho.


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Andrea Karen Hammer is the founder, director and owner of Artsphoria Media Group including Artsphoria International Magazine, Artsphoria: Arts, Business & Technology Center ( and Artsphoria: Food for the Soul ( She is a Philadelphia-based freelance writer who has published articles in international publications.

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