February 22, 2018
On August 25, the Galeria Frente opened its doors to the public in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. Designed by architect Rogério Ribas, the building offers 350 square meters of exhibition and storage space.
According to founder Acacio Lisboa, "The goal of the gallery is to showcase the work of great Brazilian artists as well as current historical works, through the presentation of group and personal retrospective exhibitions".
For the 2015 program of events, the gallery has scheduled two large exhibitions that will include prominent artists chosen through a careful selection process.
Acacio Lisboa is the son of James Lisboa, an economist by trade who left that profession to immerse himself in the art world. In 2004 Lisboa senior founded Escritorio de Arte, a space he has been directing for the last 11 years. Thus, Acacio Lisboa grew up in an environment surrounded by artists, exhibitions, museums, auctions and artists’ studios.
The Galeria Frente was inaugurated with a large exhibition by Swiss-born Brazilian artist Mira Schendel. After six years of being away from the art exhibition circuit in Brazil, Schendel presents 148 carefully selected works created between 1950 and 1980, most of which have never before been exhibited.
The exhibition will remain open to the public until October 31 at the Galeria Frente (Rua Melo Alves, No. 400, São Paulo, Brazil).