G9 8va Transversal con Av. Avila Los Chorros 1070 Caracas Venezuela, Avenida 1 Avila B, Caracas, Distrito Capital, Venezuela/ 58 212-5837526/ oficina1.com
Tuesday - Friday 2 - 6pm, Saturday - Sunday 11am - 4pm
In the traditional landscape of Venezuela’s art galleries Oficina #1 stands out for its uniqueness and innovation. Founded in 2005 by Suwon Lee and Luis Romero, Oficina #1 is the first exhibition space in Caracas managed entirely by a collective of artists. The gallery has hosted over 60 exhibitions and given many young artists the possibility to showcase their work for the very fist time. Innovation is at the core Oficina #1’s philosophy, as is research on new forms of artistic expression, with a particular emphasis on those forms of art that are in the process of emerging in Venezuela. Oficina #1 promotes art not only through its exhibitions but also through the printing of informational material as a way reaching out to the wider public. It is no coincidence that Oficina #1 occupies a space in the Centro de Arte Galpones, the place to be for any form of art in Caracas.
Centro de Arte Los Galpones
29-11 Transversal 8, Caracas 1071, Miranda, Venezuela/ 58 212-2854394/ centrodeartelosgalpones.com
Tuesday - Sunday 8am - 6pm
In Spanish, galpone stands for ‘shed’; this cultural center on the outskirts of the city is in fact a cluster of nearly 20 different sheds entirely dedicated to artistic expression in all its forms. Painting and installations, music, cinematography, literature and even gastronomy all find their own space inside the galpones. Since its opening, Centro de Arte Los Galpones has become Caracas’ go-to-place for art experts and rookies alike, as it offers a setting where art can thrive and inspire its visitors with its ubiquitous presence.
BEATRIZ GIL galería
Calle California con Edf. San Carlos, PB2,, Avenida Jalisco, Caracas, Distrito Capital, Venezuela/ 58 212-9930974/ beatrizgilgaleria.com
Monday - Friday 10am - 7pm, Saturday 10am - 4pm, Sunday 11am - 2pm
Throughout almost five years, Gallery has consolidated as a space that ensures the support, promotion and diffusion of the different plastic manifestations of the new national talents. Gallery mission is to build bridges of approach to the proposals of young emerging Venezuelan artists, who have continuously been building a coherent discourse in time, expressed in diverse techniques and genres. Spaces are open to the work of renowned creators, from whom we value the contribution they have been able to provide to the development of Venezuelan avant-garde art. In addition, BEATRIZ GIL shows in the galleries the work of contemporary Latin American artists, with a wide and consolidated track record, in an effort to bring proposals from other latitudes to the visiting public.
Acquavella Galleries Inc
Avenida Libertador, Caracas, Distrito Capital, Venezuela/ 58 212 762 89 09/
Galerìa Acquavella has become one of the most renowned art galleries in Venezuela. It specializes in Latin American art and exhibits the works of some of the biggest names in modern and contemporary art as well as those of many emerging talents. Over the years, Acquavella has managed to establish a worldwide network of contacts with other art galleries, museums and private dealers, thus guaranteeing top quality for buyers interested in Latin American and international art. As its wide and carefully curated selection ranges from Diego Rivera all the way to Helidon Xhixha, Galerìa Acquavella is undoubtedly a pleasant surprise for even the most exacting of visitors.
Avenida Principal de Prados del Este, Caracas 1080, Distrito Capital, Venezuela/ 58 212 975 22 09/
GBG allows art to speak for itself. One of its most recent exhibitions, Interludio, featured the works of 21 of the best contemporary Latin American artists. Vicente Antonorsi, Ricardo Benaim and Isabel Cisneros are only a few of the artists that took part in the collective show, a highlight on the Venezuelan capital’s cultural calendar. As if organizing one of the main events of the season wasn’t enough, in 2013, the gallery hosted ÉTICA-ESTÉTICA-POLÍTICA, curated by María Elena Ramos, with works by Deborah Castillo; La doctrina de Vinght by Jorge Pizzani, and a visual anthology on the work and life of Venezuelan poet Juan Sanchez Pelaez conceived by Rosario Lezama. Withonstantly solid and well-curated shows, GBG is one of the most exciting and unique galleries on the art scene of Caracas.