Mamute Art Gallery was founded in 2012 with the goal of enhancing the poetic research in contemporary art and launching young artists in process of a consolidating career. Most of the represented artists are from the South of Brazil and the Gallery seeks to be a space of visibility of its artists, facilitating the circulation of their works and promoting their careers on both national and international art scene.
The Gallery represents the following artists: Andressa Cantergiani, Antônio Augusto Bueno, Bruno Borne, Camila Elis, Claudia Hamerski, Clóvis Martins Costa, David Magila, Dione Veiga Vieira, Emanuel Monteiro, Fernanda Gassen, Fernanda Valadares, Frantz, Gabriel Nehemy, Goia Mujalli, Hélio Fervenza, Hugo Fortes, Ío, Letícia Lampert, Marília Bianchini, Mariza Carpes, Pablo Ferretti, Patrícia Francisco, Sandra Rey and Sandro Ka.
The Gallery is committed to the production and dissemination of knowledge in the Visual Arts field and promotes not only solo and collective exhibits but also several theoretical and reflective proposals, such as debates with artists, researchers, curators, collectors; activities such as lectures, courses, artistic residencies, publications launches and Master’s Degree thesis and Doctoral dissertations qualifying examinations.
The Gallery has been receiving important awards due to its role played as an Art Gallery and also regarding the promotion of researches in the Visual Arts field. Some of them are: nomination for 5 categories in the Açorianos de Artes Plásticas do Rio Grande do Sul (2016); nomination for the category Technological Media (2015); nomination for the categories Institutional Space and Best Solo Exhibition (2014) and the award Institutional Space at the Açorianos de Artes Plásticas do Rio Grande do Sul (2013).
Mamute is a member of Abact – Associação Brasileira de Arte Contemporânea – as well of Latitude: Platform for Brazilian Art Galleries Abroad. The Gallery has been participating as an exhibitor at SP Arte, ArtRio and at international art fairs, as Pinta Miami.
The Gallery is located in Porto Alegre, in a building protected by the Historical Heritage and counts with two spaces for exhibitions.
Edson Almeida Borges