Galeria Filomena Soares was founded in Lisbon in 1999. Its main objective is to provide incentive to contemporary artistic production, by furthering a productive dialogue between artists, curators and institutions working in the Portuguese and international art scenes. The gallery is located in the east side of Lisbon, an area that for decades was an industrial pole of great importance to the city’s growth. Today, it is one of its largest urban reconversion sites. The gallery’s space (approx. 1000m2) includes two exhibition galleries of different size and facilities, which allow the hosting of a large variety of exhibitions and other artistic events.