Vera Cortês is a Lisbon-based contemporary art gallery founded in 2006. Its predecessor, from 2003-2006, was an agency dedicated to the development of specific projects by emerging artists. The project developed into the more established format of the commercial gallery in 2006 with the opening of its own exhibition space, and by the representation of a growing list of artists, both local and international. The gallery has recently expanded and relocated to a new space in Alvalade, Lisbon's quintessential 1940s and 50s modernist district, thus departing from the typology of the apartment-gallery into the warehouse-gallery. Vera Cortês remains committed to the quality of its programme and to pushing forward the boundaries of what a gallery is in our time.