In its third edition, the ArPa Art Fair takes place between June 26th and 30th, 2024 at Mercado Livre Arena Pacaembu. From this edition onwards, the fair, a milestone in the visual arts calendar, presents new features in the exhibition project and its curatorial body.

The event inaugurates the Mercado Pago Hall of the Mercado Livre Arena Pacaembu, a historical heritage and symbol of the city of São Paulo that is undergoing a process of restoration and modernization, also establishing a dialogue between which strengthens the pillar of culture initially proposed at its inauguration in 1940.
Recognized in the market, ArPa is an art fair that provides both a pleasant and in-depth experience of the world of art with a unique proposal, in which galleries from Brazil and other countries

such as Argentina, Colombia, Spain, Mexico, Norway and Portugal present new projects designed especially for the event, with a focus on deepening the practice of their artists. Committed to creating a new rhythm in the artistic circuit, the fair establishes more significant relationships, institutional developments and commercial opportunities.
This year, the fair is organized into five sectors, one main and four curated. Setor Base is curated by researcher and cultural journalist Ana Carolina Ralston, who presents the collective exhibition Every living being is the Earth of others, an invitation to reflect on the relationship between body and environment, society and collectivity. The curatorial proposal, inspired by the philosophy of the Italian Emanuele Coccia, explores the notion of an expanded perception of life, its cyclical relationships of transformation and the interdependence between species. A series of conversations – with the participation of Beatriz Milhazes, Laura Vinci, Waltercio Caldas, Paulo Bruscky and Ayrson Heráclito, among other guests – complements the exhibition, deepening reflection on the body and encouraging dialogue and the exchange of ideas.

The UNI Sector, dedicated to solo stands by artists with a fresh look at current issues, signed by Germano Dushá in collaboration with Benedicta M. Badia, will bring together nine galleries in seven projects, with artists from Latin America and the Caribbean who explore the mystery of life through different means.The selection of artists, with different contexts and practices, synthesize or re-elaborate earthly issues from spiritual dimensions, imagination and speculative thinking. Galleries such as Central Galeria and Instituto de Visión participate in the sector, with works by Aycoobo; N.A.S.A.L., with works by Luis Enrique Zela-Koort and Hache with works by Florencia Böhtlingk. It is the first time that the last three have participated in an art fair in Brazil.

The Satellite Sector, dedicated to the production of audiovisual art, is presented through a large LED projection with free access to the public and is curated by Raphael Fonseca. With the title Desire, I want to transform into you, whose translation was borrowed from the song of the same name by American singer Caroline Polachek, the curatorial proposal revolves the different notions of desire associated with carnal experience, capitalism, excessive consumption, as well as other dimensions existential and scientific. The Commonwealth and Council galleries participate in the sector, with works by Rafa Esparza and Fabian Guerrero; Casa Triângulo, with vivid astro focus (AVAF); Galeria Raquel Arnaud, with Carla Chaim, among others.

Mexican José Esparza Chong Cuy, who collaborated with the fair in past editions, will be responsible for Arte em Campo, a sector that will exhibit sculptures, installations and large-scale works including works by Alexandre da Cunha (Luisa Strina) and Abraham Gonzalez Pacheco (Campeche) and a performance by Igi Lola Ayedun (HOA) in the public area of ​​the Arena. It can be visited free of charge by the public.

Finally, the Main Sector will bring together, in the third edition of ArPa, 41 national and international contemporary art galleries selected by the ArPa Committee, composed of Marcela Setton (Quadra), Isadora Ganem (Mendes Wood DM), Guilherme Simões (Simões de Assis) and Nani Lamarque (Isla Flotante). Among the galleries invited to present new exhibition projects for the Fair are: Albuquerque Contemporânea, with works by Rochelle Costi; Galeria Leme with Ana Elisa Egreja; Gomide&Co, with Nilda Neves; Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, with Luiz Zerbini and Sara Ramo; Simões de Assis, with Diambe and Samuel Sarmiento, among others.

This year, ArPa presents the Mandacaru Project, which has the mission of mapping, rewarding and disseminating the artistic and critical production of minorities, expanding the perspective of artists and young critics from all over Brazil.

For the 3rd edition of the Fair, the Project presents for the second consecutive year the Mandacaru Seal – ArPa, an award for artists with up to 15 years of career represented by the galleries participating in the ArPa Art Fair. Curator Vania Leal will make a selection from which a committee chooses a work worth up to R$30,000.00 to be acquired for the project's collection.

For the third consecutive year, the fair takes place in parallel to MADE – Mercado. Art. Design – an international collectible design fair held by WEB Design, by Waldick Jatobá, creator and artistic director of the event, and his partners Bruno Simões, event curator, and Elcio Gozzo, general director.


Albuquerque Contemporary Almeida & Dale, Casa Triângulo Casanova Cerrado Galeria DAN Galeria Fólio, Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel Galeria Cavalo, Galeria Estação Galeria Karla Osorio Galeria Leme, Galeria Leonardo Leal Galeria Lume, Galeria MaPa, Galeria Marco Zero Galeria Movimento Galeria Raquel Arnaud Galería Sendros Gomide&Co
Isla Flotante, Janaina Torres Galeria Kubikgallery, Luis Maluf, Marli Matsumoto Contemporary Art Matias Brotas Contemporary Art Mendes Wood DM, Millan, Miter Galeria Nara Roesler OÁ Galeria OMA Galeria, Papai Contemporary Pinakotheke Quadra, Ricardo Von Brusky Silvia Cintra+Box4 Simões de Assis Vermelho , Zipper Gallery

Campeche (Abraham Gonzalez Pacheco) Casa Triângulo (Lyz Parayzo), HOA (Igi Lola Ayedun), Luisa Strina (Alexandre da Cunha), Marli Matsumoto Contemporary Art (Raphaela Melsohn)

Casa Triângulo (AVAF), Central Galeria (Gretta Sarfaty). Comonwealth and Council (Rafa Esparza and Fabian Guerrero), Galeria Cavalo (Sofia Caesar), Galeria Raquel Arnaud (Carla Chaim), Galerie Haas Zürich (Sandra Vásquez de La Horra), Instituto de Visión (Ana Maria Millán), N.A.S.A.L. (Luis Enrique Zela-Koort), Verve (Randolpho Lamonier and Victor Galvão) s/a (Wisrah C. V. da R. Celestino)

Galatea (Miguel dos Santos), Galería Agustina Ferreyra (Ulrik López) Hache (Florencia Böhtlingk), Instituto de Visión + Central Galeria (Aycoobo) Lima Galeria + Superfície (Gê Viana), N.A.S.A.L. (Luis Enrique Zela-Koort) Zielinsky (Sandra Monterroso)
June 26, Wednesday, 1pm-9pm: pre-opening for guests June 27-29, Thursday-Saturday, 1pm-9pm: general public June 30, Sunday, 11am-7pm: general public
Tickets: R$70.00 (full) R$35.00 (half)

Location: Mercado Livre Arena Pacaembu
Rua Capivari, gate 23 – CEP 01246-020 – São Paulo, SP With valet parking service available on site