About Swab

26 - 29 September 2019

Swab Barcelona is an international art fair that brings together galleries from around the world, curated projects, and collector programs to showcase young, emerging talent in contemporary art.

It is a place to discover the most innovative artistic proposals and meet the local and international artists from all disciplines who are pushing the boundaries of expression and tracing the course of the art scene for coming years.

In 2019, Swab Barcelona celebrates its 12th edition, from 26th to 29th September, welcoming around 60 galleries from 5 continents, close to 20,000 visitors, and a large number of curated programs, prizes, and activities that venture beyond the fair walls to bring art to the Barcelona locals.



Our History

Founded in 2006 by collector Joaquín Díez-Cascón, the fair remains true to its initial goals of breaking with the elitist and hermetic idea that often surrounds the contemporary art scene and making it accessible to the general public, while supporting young artists, galleries, and curators looking to break into the art market.

“Swab Barcelona was born out of a need to join two of my passions: my home city of Barcelona and contemporary art. I wanted to create a space where I could share the artistic expressions and ideas that fascinated me at the time with Barcelona and its citizens” (Joaquín Díez-Cascón).



Our Selection Committee

Swab Barcelona’s 2019 Selection Committee is integrated by:


Jérôme Pantalacci, independent curator and director of Art-o-Rama

Domenico de Chirico, independent curator and director of DAMA

Omar López-Chahoud, independent curator and director of UNTITLED

David Armengol, independent curator

Giuseppe Casarotto, collector

CAL CEGO, collectors

Marlise Hilesca, collector

Alberto & Ginette Rebaza, collector




PABELLÓN ITALIANO (Z.6). FERIA BARCELONA (in front of Font Màgica de Montjuïc)

Plaça de Carles Buïgas, 8,

08038 Barcelona,





Thursday, September 26th

4 pm. Collectors Preview (invitation only)

6 pm. Official Opening of Swab Barcelona 2019 (invitation only)


Friday, September 27th

4 pm to 9 pm. Open to General Public


Saturday, September 28th

12 pm to 9 pm. Open to General Public


Sunday, September 29th

12 pm to 8 pm Open to General Public


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