ArtRio 2016 will be held from September 29 to October 2nd (preview on September 28). The success of the fifth edition of ArtRio confirmed the fair as one of the most important on the world art scene. The fair welcomed 52,000 visitors to view works shown by 80 galleries in 20,000 square meters of space in warehouses 1, 2, 3, and 4 at Pier Mauá.
The exhibitions at ArtRio are divided into four programs – PANORAMA, VISTA and PRISMA, with works from top Brazilian galleries such as Fortes Vilaça, Luisa Strina and Anita Schwartz, as well as international galleries including White Cube and David Zwirner.
ArtRio is more than an art fair; it is a unique event where visitors can view art work by the great masters along side works by up-and-coming artists. ArtRio is active on the art scene throughout the year promoting new artists and galleries by supporting exhibitions and study opportunities. The event is creating an artistic legacy for the Brazilian people who, eager consumers of art and culture, visit the fair in large numbers.
ArtRio is organized by Brenda Valansi, Elisangela Valadares, Luiz Calainho and Alexandre Accioly. Bradesco is the largest sponsor of the event, under the Ministry of Culture's Culture Incentive Law. Rock in Rio, Heineken, Sky, Minalba, Pirelli and H. Stern also have joined the list of sponsors for 2015.