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 39th 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 fair walls to bring art to the Barcelona locals.
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
PAVELLÓN ITALIANO (Z.6). FERIA BARCELONA (in front of Font Màgica de Montjuïc)
Plaça de Carles Buïgas, 8,
Thursday, September 26th
4 pm. Collectors Preview (invitation only)
6 pm. Official Opening of Swab Barcelona 2018 (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