Galeria Luciana Brito


Created in 1997, Luciana Brito Galeria played a key role in the consolidation of the Brazilian art market. Recognized in Brazil and internationally for the quality of the artists it represents, the gallery works not only to promote Brazilian art production abroad, but also to raise awareness in Brazil concerning relevant artists on the international scene.
The gallery was inaugurated with four important Brazilian contemporary artists – Ana Maria Tavares, Mônica Nador, Nelson Leirner and Regina Silveira – and enjoyed rapid growth. The year 1999 was definitive for positioning the gallery as one of the most important in Brazil, with the entrance of Rochelle Costi and Caio Reisewitz to its roster, along with two representations of historical artists: Geraldo de Barros and Waldemar Cordeiro. That same year, the gallery held an important solo show by artist Lygia Clark followed by a complete show of drawings by Leonilson. In the years that followed, other important artists passed through the gallery and helped to strengthen it, including Anna Maria Maiolino, Dudi Maia Rosa and Mario Cravo Neto.
At the beginning of the 2000s, the gallery entered a process of expanded internationalization, with the representation of Argentine artists Leandro Erlich and Liliana Porter, culminating later with Marina Abramovic, Allan McCollum, Alex Katz and Anthony McCall. More recently, the gallery also assumed the representation of the estates of Gaspar Gasparian, Thomaz Farkas and Fernando Zarif. Luciana Brito Galeria also seeks to always spotlight the newest generations of contemporary art, and works in the construction and promotion of the artists in its program, such as Héctor Zamora, Tobias Putrih, Paula Garcia, Rafael Carneiro and Pablo Lobato.
In 2015, Luciana Brito Galeria moved to the Castor Delgado Perez modernist residence on Av. Nove de Julho, in São Paulo, an officially recognized historical heritage building, designed by architect Rino Levi, with landscaping by Burle Marx and Rino Levi.
After the revitalization of the residence, Luciana Brito Galeria began a project in which the modernist architectural heritage and urbanistic questions are integrated with contemporary visual production, searching for new ways of perceiving and showing art, reinstating the modernist precept of integration between art and life.
photos by: Ruy Teixeira