Underdogs is a cultural platform based in Lisbon, Portugal that encompasses a gallery with two exhibition areas, a public art programme, the production of artist editions, and the development of commissioned art projects. Established in 2010 and consolidated in its present form in 2013, Underdogs works with a diversified roster of Portuguese and international artists connected with the urban-inspired contemporary art universe, fostering the development of close relationships between creators, the public, and the city.
Hosting several solo and group exhibitions throughout the year, the gallery's mission consists in creating opportunities for Portuguese and international artists, both established and upcoming talents, to develop work in Lisbon – in the city, with the city and for the city – with a global reach. Its curatorial process is based on fostering research, experimentation and the production of innovative contemporary art.
A new space within the main gallery focused on small exhibitions and experimental projects, aimed at exploring the transdisciplinary nature of urban-inspired contemporary visual culture.
Establishing a close relationship between the artists we work with, the city of Lisbon, and its inhabitants, the Underdogs Public Art Programme has been transforming the landscape of the city for the benefit of all, helping to promote art as an everyday experience.
Underdogs works closely with a wide range of Portuguese and international artists helping them to produce original, affordable, and high-quality editions which are retailed both online and at Underdogs Art Store.