When it was founded in 1986, Galeria Millan looked to introduce relationships between the production of the contemporary artists that it represented and the modern artists who had influenced their education. This commitment to a historical and critical view of art would mature throughout the gallery's more than twenty-year existence and, today, partnered with a belief in the enriching dialogue between generations and artistic currents, it allows Galeria Millan to solidly and coherently represent a team of plural and consistent artists, ranging from well known names to young artists beginning their careers.
Headed by André Millan and Socorro de Andrade Lima, the gallery closely follows the careers of its artists and offers absolute support to their creative process. In addition to developing a broad program of acquisitions along with both institutional and private collections in Brazil and abroad, Galeria Millan gives priority to exchange programs with cultural institutions, museums and foundations and organizes publications together with renowned art publishing houses. Its stand can be seen every year at the Art Basel, SPArte, ArtRio and Art Basel Miami Beach fairs.
The careful follow-up measures offered by Galeria Millan allows for the work developed by the artists in its team to have wide reach, participating in various biennials all over the world and presenting exhibitions at the most prestigious institutions such as Galerie Nacionale du Jeu de Paume, Musée du Louvre, Palais de Tokyo, Maison Européene de Photographie and Fondation Cartier (Paris); Solomon Guggenheim Museum and MoMA (New York); Walker Art Center (Minneapolis); Museum of Fine Arts (Houston); Los Angeles County Museum (Los Angeles); Museo Reina Sofia (Madrid); Centro Português de Fotografia and Museu da Fundação de Serralves (Porto); Stedilijk Museum (Belgium); FRAC PACA (Marseille); Moderna Musset (Stockholm); Henry Moore Foundation (England).