Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel | Galpão
Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel is a standard for the vigor and quality in Brazilian contemporary art within the international scene. It represents over 40 artists – ranging from Brazilians to foreigners, from up-and-coming to the well established – through a dynamic and diversified program. It promotes an average of 15 exhibitions a year, as well as book launches, workshops for kids, screenings and talks with experts in the field. It takes part in the most important art fairs around the world and regularly supports institutional publications and exhibitions.
Founded in 2001 by Márcia Fortes and Alessandra D’Aloia as Galeria Fortes Vilaça, it had its name changed in 2016 when Alexandre Gabriel, who had until then had served as Artistic Director, became partner. There are currently three exhibition venues, with distinct profiles: Galeria and Galpão, in São Paulo, and Carpintaria in Rio de Janeiro. There’s also an office in Lisbon to oversee its international operations.
Galpão (São Paulo)
Open since 2008, it’s a rustic industrial shed with 16.000 sf2 of free span. It serves as an exhibition venue and a warehouse, as well as a screening room. Moveable panels are constantly reshuffled, offering visitors a different experience each time.