In 2016 Galeria Luisa Strina completes 42 years of activity. Luisa Strina started as a marchant in 1970 and opened her gallery in 1974. During the 1970s, Strina introduced into the market diverse exponents of what later would be called Geração 70, such as Cildo Meireles, Tunga, Waltercio Caldas and Antonio Dias. Her gallery was the first Latin-American one invited to participate in the Basel Art Fair, in 1992. During the 1990s she started working with Brazilian artists that would afterwards develop an international career, such as Alexandre da Cunha, Fernanda Gomes, Marepe. Currently, Galeria Luisa Strina represents 44 artists, a mixture of established and emerging artists which are active locally and internationally.