Established in São Paulo in 2000 by Jones Bergamin, the gallery was a venue of numerous important exhibitions such as a retrospective of Ibere Camargo and a group show “Através” curated by Lisette Lagnado, one of Brazil’s most celebrated curators which showed for the first time Lygia Pape’s “Tteia”, probably the most important work of the artist’s career. The gallery put on individual shows of artists such as José Resende, Aluísio Carvão, Alair Gomes and Milton Dacosta.
In 2012, Antonia Bergamin, the daughter of Jones Bergamin, took over as gallery director together with Thiago Gomide. Being a secondary market gallery without a fixed roster, Galeria Bergamin & Gomide is free to work with a large number of artists, whether they are established or young, Brazilian or foreign. This freedom also allows it to organize exhibitions with different themes, periods and movements.
The gallery runs a program of 4 exhibitions a year, including solo and group shows; such as a solo show by Amadeo Luciano Lorenzato entitled “E você nem imagina que Epaminondas sou eu” [And you can not imagine that Epaminondas is me], curated by Rivane Neuenschwander and Alexandre da Cunha in 2014, a group show “Atributos do Silêncio” [Attributes of Silence], curated by Felipe Scovino and “SERPA + ZALSZUPIN” with works by Ivan Serpa and modern furniture designed by Jorge Zalszupin, both in 2015, and the solo show “BEUYS” that presented sculptures, drawings, prints and videos, including the classics “Felt Suit”, “I like America and America likes me” and “Capri-Batterie”, by Joseph Beuys in 2016.