After opening its Brussels outpost in 2020 with a solo exhibition on Hudinilson Jr. a staple of Brazilian dissident and experimental art that is representative of its mission and programing Galeria Jaqueline Martins
reinforces their presence as a cultural agent in Belgium by furthering its stance as a collaborative international platform of artistic and critical exhibition.
The gallery expands its activities to a new space, located in the basement of the same building at Rue aux Laines 14, and will be hosting four international galleries per year in the Boiler Room project: Projeto Vênus (São Paulo) will be the first to occupy the gallerys new space this coming September, followed by other galleries such as Galeria Sé (São Paulo), Mor Charpentier (France and Colombia) and many others.
We wish to create opportunities for like-minded galleries to insert themselves into a larger, international context, at the same time providing the Belgian public and that of neighboring countries a chance to access artists and galleries that would normally be out of reach, accessible only through art fairs, says Jaqueline Martins, founder and director of the gallery.
Since its inception in 2011, the gallery has had a long-standing commitment with political, process-driven art, featuring an engaged programing that mobilizes international agents. The Boiler Room project is a reiteration of a dialogue driven by plural voices that form the gallerys ecosystem.
A gallery is a dynamic space, with a scope that spans beyond singular exhibitions. We opened our Brussels space nearly two years ago during lockdown and now, when the world is reopening post-pandemic, is the moment for us to take the next step and celebrate with our community. Says Yuri Oliveira, partner of Galeria Jaqueline Martins Brussels.
Founded by Ricardo Sardenberg on 14th March 2020, the same day the lockdown started in São Paulo, Projeto Venus is a platform dedicated to interacting with contemporary Brazilian art, especially in its 'paulista' version. All exhibitions are solo exhibitions, resulting from an ongoing dialogue between the curator and the invited artist. Projeto Vênus is also a station which interacts with other spaces in São Paulo, whether commercial or non-profit.