On Wednesday, December 10, Saphira & Ventura Gallery, the first Brazilian art gallery in New York City, was opened to the public.
Housed on the 4th floor of a historic building, the gallery has a privileged location close to Times Square. The address is 4W 43rd Street, Suite 415, New York City, NY 10036 (between 5th and 6th Avenues).
An exhibition by patron artists officially opened the space, which is dedicated to artists who wish to display their work in one of the world most cultured city and find opportunities to emerge in the global art market.
The artists who participated in the gallery's opening exhibition are: Marcos Amaro, Rogerio Martins, Fatima Campos, Julia Equi, Marita Wolff, Cristiane Amaral, Fabiana Pires, Priscilla Schott, Marcela Carvalho, Joni Simões, Marta Spagnol, Pink Stalleiken, Beatriz Deruiz , Lesiane Ogg and Isabela Couto.
About the gallery
Saphira & Ventura Gallery is a non-profit organization whose mission is to connect artists from all over the world, particularly Brazilians and other Latin Americans, promoting a new concept of networking and revealing the existing interconnections between art produced in different countries.
It offers various services that combine production of national and international exhibitions, networking, consulting, marketing and promotion of its members through direct mail, social media, traditional media, virtual catalog and the institution physical space.
The gallery is a result of the successful work of the curator Alcinda Saphira and the economist Louis Ventura, who has both administered The Saphira Studio-Seigreen for the past five years. The studio has produced various exhibitions in renowned places like UN, NY Public Library, and Bank of Brazil NY, gathering artists living in the United States, Brazil and Europe.