Ever since its opening in November 2004, Galeria Leme has carried out an innovative program in Brazilian art scene, actively representing both local and international artists, often invited to conceive and produce new and ambitious projects in the concrete building of the gallery, specifically designed by Pritzker Prize winner Paulo Mendes da Rocha.
By regularly showing the work of Brazilian and international artists, often offering them their first solo presentation in Latin America, the gallery seeks to promote diversity in art, as well as an intense cultural exchange. These artists work in a variety of media: photography, painting, installation, sculpture, video, projection, and sitespecific work, among others.
The year 2012 marks a new beginning for the gallery, in a new, bigger building, again designed by Mendes da Rocha, now comprising two separated exhibition spaces, adding up to about 600 m2.
In January 2019, Galeria Leme and Almeida & Dale Galeria de Arte announced the merger of their operations into the Contemporary Art market, and began to work together in the national and international sectors as Galeria Leme/AD. Since then, the gallery has been intensifying its institutional relations, through the innovation in the approach and operationalization of its activities.