Since embarking in the New York art world in the early 1990’s, Lio started to show part of his young collection of work by Jean-Michel Basquiat and selected poems by Kevin Young with the exhibition called ‘Two Cents’; becoming a key player in establishing his early market.
In 1997, simultaneously to the Keith Haring retrospective at the Whitney Museum in New York, Lio produced the show ‘In Your Face.’ This show took place in a townhouse across from the museum, showcasing works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf. Lio inaugurated, with these 3 artists in what would become his specialty for the next decade and beyond.
In the last decade, Lio has created an eclectic art collection that comprises a wide range of artists from the 80’s until today’s most current: George Condo, Brody Condon, KAWS, Hung Chi Peng, Quayola, Mark Ryden, Holton Rower, Zilvinas Kempinas selected artists from the Royal Art Lodge Group and others.
La Nave exhibition space embodies Lio Malca’s deep commitment to arts and culture, which transcends in all of his projects. Lio Malca is also the owner of CASA MALCA in Tulum, Mexico - an art-centric hotel with remarkable works from his collection.