SIDE BY SIDE //  La Biennale di Venezia



United with its collection of talented artists from across the globe, Saphira & Ventura Gallery has hosted SIDE BY SIDE: LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA. A series of exhibitions in the historical district of the Ghetto Vecchio in Venice during the bustling scenery of the Venice Biennale. The gallery's collection will be exhibited in Arte Spazio Tempo located in Campo del Ghetto, 2877, 30121 Venezia, Italy
Having launched four exhibitions of diverse themes, the gallery initiated its participation in Venice on May 7th with International Dialogues, an exhibition showcasing artists such as Natan Elkanovich, Anna Hopfensberger, Nadia Asencio, Bernard Pineau, Jennifer Court, and Estuardo Maldonado. Following this exhibition, the gallery continued with Un Tocco di Zaffiro, and exhibited an exhibition featuring many mediums of art such as photographers, Gritt Sanders and Aguinaldo De Paula, as well as painters such as Paolo Terdich, Patrick Faure, Pedro Gallardo, and Kerstin Kager. 
Beginning in June, the gallery focused on a spotlight on Brazilian photographer, Claudio Gatti, in its exhibition The Dream World, which also saw works by Brooklyn based artist, Neil Kerman and Natan Elkanovich. 
The gallery's current exhibition is Art Awareness, which gained major success and had an excellent turnout in its opening. The exhibition focused on mixed media artist, Marize Koerich, and also included many works by artists in the New York collection such as Melissa Hin, Alfonso Segovia, Marcello Pavan, Anime, Sam Dobrow, Samar Kamel, Carla Fatio and local artist, Serafina Figliuzzi. 
Its two upcoming exhibitions will be occurring in the month of July, starting with Earthly Textures: A Tribute to Leonardo Da Vinci opening on July 04, which will be featuring works by Leticia Mercier, Romulo De Marchi, Fabio Polesi, Anime and an extension of Marize Koerich. In its concluding exhibition on July 17, the gallery will be closing it its cutting edge exhibition, Plural Realities, featuring a collection of by Freddy Borges, DIVE Madhouse, Dilshad Questani, Philippe Sergei, and Saori Kurioka. The exhibition will focus on different mediums of art and approaches in order to highlight each artist’s individuality. It will be open until July 30th. 




The New York International Contemporary Art Society and Paris International Contemporary Art Society will present 40 artists from France and United States  in the Paris environment.


Saphira & Ventura Gallery just one block from Times Square  will offer the best experience from nostalgic and traditional salons of Paris, Soirée in the heart of Manhattan, the opportunity to join in this special share moment in New York. 


The exhibition is curated by Alcinda Saphira ICAS - NY) and Jean Pierre Lorriaux (ICAS - Paris/ Artitude Galerie)


The intended result of this line of action is to improve the quality of contemporary art education in the city of New York as well as its affiliates in Sao Paulo, Singapore and Madrid.


The proposal is to stimulate the participation of contemporary artists through global exhibitions promoting their works in the public sphere.




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The New York International Contemporary Art Society and New York Pro Art Society Museum is excited to announce the International Salon of Contemporary & Urban art 2018.


Through the work of artists from different nationalities, the International Salon of Contemporary & Urban art 2018 - 1st edition will display the beauty and the challenges of the global artists featuring paintings and photographs inspired by life. the International Salon of Contemporary & Urban art 2018 is a traveling art exhibition created and organized by the New York Pro Art Society Museum. the project brings together artists with different nationalities, backgrounds and styles under the same theme, which aims to raise awareness to the importance of disseminating art in the planet.

the first editions of the International Salon of Contemporary & Urban art 2018 is present in New York at Saphira & Ventura Gallery with the participation of more than 13 artists. the second edition will be taking place in paris in october 2018. the International Salon of Contemporary & Urban art 2018 aims to offer participating artists the opportunity to promote their art in a prestigious and world-class space to network with professionals from different nationalities.


The exhibition is curated by Alcinda Saphira and Louis Ventura with the collaboration of New York Pro Art Society Museum and New York International Contemporary Art Society, and promoted by Saphira & Ventura Gallery, located in New York City. the works of the exhibiting artists are characterized by the diversity and complexity of various cultures, the commitment of these artists as citizens encourage them to do art not only with commercial intent, but also with philosophical and social purposes as well. 



The participating artists are the following:
Marilzes Petroni, Henrique Vieira Filho, Samuel Caixeta, Mark Foloni, Erminio Francisco de Souza, Romulo De marchi, Carla Fatio, Hermes dos Santos, Geraldine Laly, Lilia Georgina Lujano Cruz, Damian Mitchell, Norberto Iera, Aparecida Munhoz and Camila Crivelenti.


Liza Papi (Curator/ prof. St John University/ Art Director of Brazilian Endowment for the Arts)
Monica Sarmiento Castillo (Curator/prof.St John University /BI-Co- a - Ceo)
Silvia Mata
Executive Director of Latin American Art Association. 

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