Galeria Nara Roesler Announces Big Moves in New York and Rio de Janeiro

Its new neighbors will be Hauser & Wirth and Lévy and Gorvy.

Marcos Chaves, Jaws (1992). Courtesy the artist and Galeria Nara Roesler.

Veteran Brazilian dealer Nara Roesler has been busy, opening spaces in Rio de Janeiro in 2014 and another in New York’s flower district, just east of Chelsea’s gallery district, in late 2015.

Now Galeria Nara Roesler has announced plans to relocate both the New York and Rio locations to more centrally located neighborhoods; in New York, the gallery is moving to the Upper East Side—22 East 69th Street to be exact, where it will count neighbors such as Hauser & Wirth and the recently formed powerhouse Lévy and Gorvy (which Dominique Lévy and ex-Christie’s contemporary head Brett Gorvy launched in January).

Nara Roesler will open the New York space on February 28, just in time for the crowds descending on Manhattan for the annual Armory Show and related fairs, in a new 1,100-square foot space, with an exhibition of works by Marcos Chaves. It’s Chaves’ fourth solo show with the gallery but his first in New York. It will include photography, video, and installations spanning from 1992 to 2017.

“While we enjoyed our time in the Flower District, we think the Upper East Side will offer us some exciting opportunities,” director Daniel Roesler told artnet News.

Nara Roesler was the first Brazilian gallery to have a New York outpost, but its decision to change spaces is also happening at home. This September, the gallery plans to move its Rio de Janeiro space from Ipanema to the Jockey Club in Jardim Botânico. The debut show will be a solo exhibition of works by Julio Le Parc.

Founder Nara Roesler described the moves as “a testament to the vibrancy of the global art scene, and the talent of the artists who we exhibit.”

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