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Palais Castilho-Contemporary Art

Rua Castilho 3, Lisboa

Lisboa * Luanda * Johannesburg * Zürich

// Welcome

Based in Lisbon and welcoming all publics, NOT A MUSEUM is an art lab where artists, visitors and professionals are encouraged to merge their experience in a fluid and non-conformative environment supported by a privileged network of contacts that acknowledge art's important role in diplomacy and society.

Current Events



19 MAIO > 12 AGOSTO 2022

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Diretora Geral e Co-Diretora Artística | Sónia Ribeiro
Co-Diretora Artística | Graça Rodrigues
Curadoria | Graça Rodrigues, Sónia Ribeiro, Katherine Sirois, Lourenço Egreja e Diogo Bento
Assistente de Galeria | Francisca Vaz
Design Gráfico e Audiovisual | Francisco Blanco e Nelson Chantre

Artistas Integrados

Ana Silva, António Faria, Barbara Wildenboer, Bete Marques, Cássio Markowski, Dagmar Van Weeghel, Domingos Loureiro, Ery Claver, Hennie Mayer, Januário Jano, João Dias, João Jacinto, Katharien de Villiers, Kimathi Mafafo, Kudzanai Chiurai, Gonçalo Mabunda, Luís Damião, Manuela Pimentel, Marion Boehm, Nadia Raaths, Nelo Teixeira, Nicole Rafiki, Osvaldo Ferreira, Patrick Bongoy, Paulo Climachauska, Pedro Pires, Pedro Valdez Cardoso, Raquel Belli, Remofiloe Mayisela, René Tavares, Saïdou Dicko, Sidonie Hadoux, Sofia Yala, Stephané E. Conradie, Susana Cereja, Vanessa Barragão, Vivien Kohler.

Colecção de Múltiplos - Carpe Diem, Arte e Pesquisa

Ana Battaglia, Ângela Ferreira, Carla Cabanas, Constança Clara, Fabrizio Matos, Fernando Marante, Hector Prats Françés, José Spanhol, Joana Tejo, Mónica de Miranda, Pedro Coelho.


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Tuesday to Friday: from 2 pm to 7 pm

Saturdays and Other Hours: by appointment

Sundays and Holidays: closed

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PAST Events

discursos de decolonialidade

24.06 - 31.07 | 12h - 24h | Rua Castilho 3

THIS IS NOT A WHITE CUBE and MEXTO are honored to invite you to visit the exhibition "BORDERS" by Mariana Dias Coutinho, and "DISCOURSES OF DECOLONIALITY", which brings together the works of 15 artists from 8 countries.

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PAST Events

NOT A MUSEUM proudly presents it's presence and partnership in ARCO Lisboa 2020.

Under the COVID-19 protection measures, more information will be published as soon as possibel regarding the dates & venue of the event.

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// Our Philosofy

Freedom, representation, inclusion, education and innovation

NOT A MUSEUM collaborates with different associations, activists, schools, foundations and private collectors to bring about performances, forums, talks, screenings, concerts, fashion shows and other cultural events, that contribute to the promotion of artists and movements, nationally and internationally.

Private visit

We were honored to welcome Their Excellencies Mr. and Mrs. Glass, the Ambassador of the United States of a America and his wife, to visit Not a Museum.


We had a very special time with the curator Manuel Dias dos Santos, who showed us the work of different African artist in a celebration of Black History Month. Thank you Ambassador and Mrs. Glass for this memorable moment!

Past Events

Contemporary Art Exposition

"Friday the 13th"

december 2019

// Our Purpose

NOT A MUSEUM acts as a catalyzing resource for inter-cultural exchange, starting from an Afrocentered standpoint, as a reference and a space for the affirmation and celebration of African Identity.

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Rua Castilho 3, Lisboa, Portugal

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