Gallery

Founded by Ricardo Rego in 2002, LURIXS: Contemporary Art is located in Rio de Janeiro. For the past 14 years, the gallery has presented almost 50 exhibitions at its first head office, installed at an old restored house in Botafogo. Representing emerging and established artists, the gallery has taken part at Rio de Janeiro’s avant-garde scene by promoting shows both with Brazilian and international canons, such as Hélio Oiticica, Lygia Clark, François Morellet and Geraldo de Barros, and contemporary artists, such as José Bechara, Raul Mourão and Elizabeth Jobim.

In 2017, when the gallery moves its headquarters to Leblon, LURIXS is committed to building a new path in its history, now installed in a place specially conceived for its activities. Designed by architect Miguel Pinto Guimarães, the four-story building is located at a noble street - rua Dias Ferreira, 214 - and it has two exhibitions rooms, an art storage area and a few offices. In this new address, the gallery keeps committed to presenting an intense program, with contemporary art shows and exhibitions of its magnificent collection. LURIXS curatorial axis is focused on Brazilian Concrete and Neo-concrete movements - and also on the complex legacy of those art movements in contemporary art.

The gallery represents three established artists - Hélio Oiticica , Geraldo de Barros and Luciano Figueiredo - and 12 contemporary artists: Amalia Giacomini, Coletivo Muda, Elizabeth Jobim, Gustavo Prado, Hildebrando de Castro, José Bechara, Manuel Caeiro, Mauricio Valladares, Paulo Climachauska, Raul Mourão, Renata Tassinari e Valdirlei Dias Nunes. Works by other established artists, such as Judith Lauand, François Morellet, Cildo Meireles, Lygia Pape, Lygia Clark, Anna Maria Maiolino and Antonio Dias, are also part of LURIXS collection.

In order to promote Brazilian art and the gallery´s represented artists, LURIXS is often in contact with prestigious museums and collectors around the world, interchanging artworks and presenting emerging works to curators, critics and institutions directors. Works by LURIXS's represented artists are part of important collections in Brazil and in other countries. The gallery also takes part at annual art fairs, such as ArtRio and SP-Arte.