As the art seasons go by, feel the fresh breeze rolling in from the Atlantic.
Following a forced hiatus brought on by the pandemic, the Embassy of Brazil in London has the pleasure of announcing the return of BREEZE, a project that aims to blow some fresh air into Brazil’s vibrant artistic production internationally.
Every year, an open call for submissions from galleries based anywhere in the world will bring contemporary Brazilian art to the heart of London – whilst it is in the midst of the UK’s biggest art industry event.
For a period of up to four weeks, running in parallel with Frieze London, the chosen gallery will receive support to showcase the work of contemporary Brazilian artists.
Galleries, either on its own or as part of an association, are to submit proposals representing either an exhibition, an individual or a collective. The chosen proposal, selected by a curatorial committee of visual arts specialists and a representative from Brazil’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will have our main cultural space – Sala Brasil – at its disposal, free of charge. Located on the ground floor of the imposing Embassy building, the gallery is listed by Historic England and is just a stone’s throw from Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery, in the heart of London. Furthermore, the chosen proposal will also receive financial support to the value of GBP 4,000.00 to help with the management and production of the exhibition.
All galleries can take part in BREEZE, Brazilian or otherwise, as long as they represent* contemporary Brazilian artists (or their estates, in the case of deceased artists). There are no restrictions on theme, number of works or formats/medium, but remember: the project's objective is to strengthen Brazilian art in the international market.
* Breeze is open exclusively to galleries operating in the primary sector (i.e. those who regularly represent, manage and support an artist’s career). Individuals, re-sellers or galleries from the secondary sector can only apply in association with a gallery from the primary sector.