The Underdogs Gallery opened doors in July 2013 in a huge Marvila’s warehouse, aiming to be a space within the contemporary art scene for artists connected with the new languages of urban-inspired graphic and visual culture.
In this innovative exhibition space some of the most renowned urban-inspired contemporary artists such as Vhils himself, Wasted Rita, Add Fuel, Akacorleone and Mário Belém*, as well as several upcoming talents, have been showing their work on solo and group exhibits throughout the years.
Creating opportunities for art to evolve the Underdogs mission has been “in the city, with the city and for the city”
Underdogs is also a cultural platform, founded by the French Pauline Foessel and the Portuguese Alexandre Farto (Vhils), curating public art, by supporting several emerging national and international urban artists projects throughout Lisbon walls, exhibitions at the Gallery and the production of original affordable artistic editions.
The platform also has a shop at Rua da Cintura in Porto de Lisboa, and started in 2015 to organize guided tours of Urban Art in Lisbon.
* photo from Mário Belém exhibit