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Lisbon, Portugal


Buhlebezwe Siwani, Inkanyamba, 2021, soap, resin and pigment on canvas, 200 x 140 cm

Courtesy: the artist and Madragoa

MADRAGOA is a contemporary art gallery founded in 2016 in the homonymous neighborhood of Lisbon’s historical center. Since its beginning, the gallery has been an early supporter of a number of international young artists such as Adrián Balseca, Rodrigo Hernández, Renato Leotta, Buhlebezwe Siwani, Joanna Piotrowska, and Yuli Yamagata, whose first productions and exhibition have been produced and promoted by the gallery and often presented for the first time in Portugal. Moreover, Madragoa launched the careers of young Portuguese artists such as Sara Chang Yan, Luís Lázaro Matos, Gonçalo Preto, and Jaime Welsh, giving them visibility in the international scene.
From its peripheral location in Europe, MADRAGOA’s project focuses on how to set a deep conversation with the city and its extraordinary potential, setting a dialogue within global artistic practices and local craftsmanship and ideas. The gallery always created experiences of research and production for its artists locally and promotes its program also through the participation in a number of international art fairs, gallery exchanges, and exhibition projects.
Madragoa is currently recognized as one of the most innovative realities in the Portuguese art scene, while it succeeded to obtain visibility internationally throughout its years of its activity.
At the moment, the gallery actively represents artists from Portugal, Italy, Ecuador, Mexico, Poland, Spain, Brazil and South Africa.


Buhlebezwe Siwani, born in 1987, South Africa
Rodrigo Hernández, born in 1983, Mexico
Carrie Moyer, born in 1969, USA


Renato Leotta
Buhlebezwe Siwani
Joanna Piotrowska
Adrián Balseca
Belén Uriel
Sara Chang Yan
Luís Lázaro Matos
Rodrigo Hernández
Gonçalo Preto
Yuli Yamagata
Enzo Cucchi
Jaime Welsh


Matteo Consonni, Director/Founder
Gonçalo Jesus, Director/Founder

Lisbon, Portugal
Rua do Machadinho, 45, R/C,
Lisbon 1200-705

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