The 4th edition of the Drawing Room Lisbon, a fair dedicated to drawing, will bring together 27 galleries and more than 70 artists between 27 and 31 October Applications are open for the online version.
Jorge Molder, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Luísa Cunha, Jorge Queiroz, Pedro Barateiro, Pedro Calapez, José Loureiro, Gonçalo Pena, Manuel Vieira, Mafalda Santos, Vera Mota, Alberto Carneiro, Sara Bichão and Claire de Santa Coloma are some of the 70 artists with works to be exhibited in this new edition dedicated to drawing.
This year, the organization decided to return to the face-to-face fair version, in a selection of the general program under the responsibility of Mónica Álvarez Careaga, director of the Drawing Room Lisbon, and the fair's advisory committee.
The event, which will take place at the Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes, will feature galleries such as Filomena Soares, Pedro Cera, 3+1 Contemporary Art, Bruno Múrias and Miguel Nabinho, from Lisbon, Pedro Oliveira, KubikGallery or Presença, from Porto, and also Fonseca Macedo - Contemporary Art, from Ponta Delgada, in Azores.
According to the organization, the participation of foreign galleries will grow in 2021, with eight international galleries, such as F2 Galería, Galería Silvestre and Martínez & Avezuela, from Madrid, the Wadström Tönnheim Gallery, based in Marbella, Spain, and in Malmö, in Sweden or the Granada Gallery, in Buenos Aires.
Until 15 September, applications will be open for galleries wishing to be present on the fair's digital platform - "Drawing Room Store" - with the possibility for each gallery to register up to eight artists and 40 works to be included in this virtual exhibition, which runs from 14 to 31 October and allows collectors and visitors to explore and purchase the works.
The FLAD Design 2021 Award, worth 20 thousand €, for an artist with work exhibited at the fair, is one of the surprises of this edition, whose winner will be announced during the event, in an initiative of the Luso-American Foundation for Development.
Drawing Room Lisboa was created as a platform for the enhancement and commercialization of drawing, with the aim of promoting this subject and artists, being also aimed at collectors, gallery owners, other professionals and those interested in art.
The director of the event, Mónica Álvarez Careaga, is a contemporary art commissioner and cultural producer, an art historian from the University of Oviedo and a museologist from the École du Louvre, in Paris.