THIS NOT A WHITE CUBE is an international contemporary art gallery, with exhibition spaces in Angola and Portugal.
The gallery represents and collaborates with established and emerging artists, contributing to the expansion of the art universe, and that all its movements must populate the world.
Our programme of exhibitions, as well as the development of projects and participation in renowned international art fairs, enhance the narrative constructions with a historical focus. At the same time, contemporary artistic manifestations are highlighted in the context of a globalised world, with particular focus towards the display of conceptions on social transformations and impact, questions of identity and anthropological memory, heritage and cultural concearns.
THIS NOT A WHITE CUBE, was created by Sónia Ribeiro, art adviser and consultant of cultural projects who, in 2016, was the founder of a project of this nature in Angola.
Since then, the growth of an auspicious portfolio of artists, together with multiple initiatives in collaboration with private and public institutions, both locally and internationally, has generated recognition in the art millieu. As a result of this work, the gallery is one of the best structured agents in its area of origin, with an important international presence. Without losing sight of the African origins, it simultaneously enhances the observance of cultural and geographical interdisciplinarity, stimulating a dynamic of intercultural artistic language, whose diversity increasingly requires bridges between different audiences, environments and places.
In 2019, Graça Rodrigues, art historian, with training in Art Market Management is integrated in the gallery as curator. In this process of consolidation and internationalisation, the gallery develops its programme in both locations, with participations in art fairs in several continents. In this manner, the gallery connects Africa, Europe and the United States of America, and opens its first gallery space in the centre of Lisbon (Portugal) in 2021.
THIS NOT A WHITE CUBE extends its intervention beyond the physicality of the gallery space with exhibition projects that enhance the extension of the art world to a multiplicity of places, inviting curators and artists in occasional collaborations but which provide enriching visions and dialogues.
Opening in Lisbon and Luanda on May 27In Memory We Trust. Solo Show by René Tavares May 15, 2021 THIS NOT A WHITE CUBE contemporary art gallery expands its international presence with the opening of a new space in Chiado, one of the most iconic districts in Lisbon's cultural...
Migrations and ThingsExhibition catalog March 23, 2020
Opening: Solo Show by René TavaresIn Memory We Trust 27 May 2021 THIS NOT A WHITE CUBE contemporary art gallery expands its international presence with the opening of a new space in Chiado, one of the most iconic districts in Lisbon's cultural...
Kolectivo Baúka challenges itself to color Luanda.February 2, 2021 Marcus and Rómulo de Santa Rita brought the Kolectivo Baúka, for years, and have left fingerprints in several projects in Luanda. In the photo, one of the most recent, the...