About us


Malapata is an art gallery that, despite its name, doesn’t harbour omens of bad luck.

Located in one of the most traditional zones of Lisbon, downtown Chiado, its main focus is centred in promoting contemporary art, both national and international, and with special emphasis on illustration, making it a gateway for new talent to be uncovered.

The diversity of styles and techniques has been inviting tourists and locals to enter our gallery out of curiosity, but they quickly surrender themselves to the world of illustration.

Expect the walls to change, as new names arrive every two months and an inauguration is due for these new entries.

If you’re assuming we’re only about selling illustrations, think twice. Our plans for the future include creating workshops and travelling to markets and fairs all over the world. We also have established protocols with educational institutions where the best students have a chance to display on our walls.