With its Cabinet de l’Art editions, The Switch reiterates with the European conceptualisation of cabinets of curiosities which date back to the 15th century. Short-term exhibitions, reserved space with personalised attention, presenting the work of guest Artists, performances and events - showcasing the work of young local and international Artists.

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Rua Heróis de Quionga, 54D
Lisboa, 1170-179

M: Arroios (Green line)


Closed for summer.

Ongoing Show

”The Ghosts are calling — Preview”
Skoya Assemat-Tessandier

From June 9th to November 21st

View show online here.

For more information:

T h e  s w i t c h  |  SKOYA


Paris. Street. Graffiti. Run. Hide. Cops. Cuffs. Judge.
San Francisco. Fast. Art Institute. Politics. Bullshit. Mentors.
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London. Central Saint Martins. Photography. Black & White. Dark room. Chemicals. Die. Again.
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Tokyo. Absorb. Gai Jin. Love. Learn. Live. Submit. Fold. Bow.
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Trans-Siberian. Flat. Spell. Melancholy. Repeat.
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New York. SVA. Print. Print more. Late. Street. Stick. Run. Grit. Run.
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Amsterdam. Performance. Meet. Paint. Push. Nude. Punch. Drunk. Grow.
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Paris. Cité des Arts. Repeat. Politics. Blow. Beauty. Up. Learn.



I don't have time". These were the first words Skoya said when he woke up from a two day coma after a brain trauma. In addition to the 52 stitches going across his skull, he entered in a race. A race with time.

Skoya lived the past ten years, fast, at high pace, learning and gaining life experiences along the way. He dropped out of San Francisco Art Institute to join Central Saint Martins, which he left to experience living in Tokyo. He traveled back to the west with the Trans-Siberian railways. He studied Printmaking at SVA in New York, before living in Amsterdam for a couple years. In Paris, his birth town, Skoya was invited at the Cité des Arts artistic residential program and a laureate of Licra’s Jean Pierre-Bloch price.

Skoya’s work has been shown in New York, Tokyo, Amsterdam and Paris.

He is now living in Lisbon, Portugal, where his studio and Art gallery, The Switch, is located.








The Switch
Rua Heróis de Quionga, 54D
Lisboa, 1170-179

M: Arroios (Green line)

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Submissions - Artists are welcome to submit works and exhibition projects. Please note - only submissions that follow the guidelines noted below will be considered.

Submissions should be sent by email to, using a valid Dropbox or WeTransfer LINK. Please do not invite The Switch to join a Dropbox folder, instead attach a LINK for direct download.

Please include:

  1. Artist Biography. Written statement for submitted series or work(s). Exhibition's title.

  2. Please note within the submission email: Artist(s)’s full name, website & contacts.

  3. Documentation images must contain individual images of works.

  4. Each image must be sent in high resolution (minimum 1000px - do not exceed 3mb)
    If the submitted series/project contains video work, please send it via Vimeo links.

  5. Check list of works within the series, including the following information for each artwork:
    Title, Year, Medium type(s), Medium/materials, Dimensions, Provenance, Series

  6. Name of the Artist(s), website & contacts within the download folder.