to our newsletter

Mendes Wood DM

Booth G2
Sao Paolo, Brazil
Brussels, Belgium
New York, United States

Luiz Roque
Brazil, 1979

Luiz Roque, Rio de Janeiro, 2017
Courtesy of the artist

Mendes Wood DM was founded in 2010 by partners Felipe Dmab, Matthew Wood and Pedro Mendes with the intent to exhibit international and Brazilian artists in a context conducive to critical dialogue and cross-pollination. Central to the gallery’s program is a concern for regional difference and individuation while fostering cosmopolitanism and collaboration. Inspired by a belief that artistic practices broaden the scope of human agency and have the power to both touch and change the world, Mendes Wood DM cultivates a program premised on conceptualism, political resistance and intellectual rigor.


In 2017, Mendes Wood DM inaugurated its first North American exhibition space in New York with a series of two-person shows juxtaposing historical and contemporary material; including artists such as Lucas Arruda and On Kawara, Sonia Gomes and A.R. Penck.

In the same year, Mendes Wood DM expanded its European presence with a new gallery in Brussels founded in partnership with longtime friend and collaborator Carolyn Drake Kandiyoti. Located in a historic townhouse, the space lends itself to ambitious curatorial projects and mono-graphic exhibitions, as well as welcoming artists and curators in residence. The residency is integral to the gallery project to establish a place for the active exchange, creation and reformulation of varying artistic narratives.


Luiz Roque


Adriano Costa
Anna Bella Geiger
Antonio Obá
Celso Renato
Daniel Steegmann Mangrané
Deyson Gilbert
F. Marquespenteado
Francesca Woodman
Francesco João
Iulia Nistor
Kishio Suga
Letícia Ramos
Lucas Arruda
Luiz Roquez
Mariana Castillo Deball

Marina Perez Simão
Matthew Lutz-Kinoy
Michael Dean
Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa
Neïl Beloufa
Nina Canell
Otobong Nkanga
Paloma Bosquê
Patricia Leite
Paulo Monteiro
Paulo Nazareth
Paulo Nimer Pjota
Roberto Winter
Runo Lagomarsino
Solange Pessoa
Sonia Gomes


Carolyn Drake, Partner
São Paulo, Brazil
Rua da Consolação 3368
01416 – 000
T: + 55 11 3081 1735

Brussels, Belgium
13 Rue des Sablons / Zavelstraat
T: +32 2 502 09 64

New York, United States
60 East 66th Street, 2nd floor
T: +1 212 220 9943