Exhibitors

General program

A selection of established art galleries that features both national and international emerging artists. The space is divided into 4 types of booth: 25, 20, 15 and 10 m2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Galleries to be announced

     

 

 

The Desert and the Cactus

The desert and the cactus” is a six galleries selection curated by Omar López- Chahoud, an independent curator established in New York. All of them are leading exhibition spaces from the city. 

This program features works by American artists who express their increasing interest in preserving nature, and portray a search for our most primal origins in order to restore contact with earth.

In this sense, the cactus symbolizes the adaptation capacity to the extreme conditions the humankind will have to face if we do not take good care of the planet.

 

 

 


 

 

 

Galleries to be announced

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

Swab on paper

"Swab on paper" is a special program curated by Carolina Diez-Cascón, and it presents different artworks that share a common denominator: “Paper is a thin material produced by pressing together moist fibres of cellulose pulp derived from woodrags or grasses, and drying them into flexible sheets. It is a versatile material with many uses, including writingprinting, packaging, cleaning, and a number of industrial and construction processes”. 

Is its large communicative ability that what defines this media: paper has greatly simplified communications by generating multiple languages supported in one single material. Depending on its colour and shape, it can even become a concept with an self-contained meaning. That is what we find most interesting about paper: it has evolved from a means of expression to a message itself.

 

 

 

Galleries to be announced

 

 

 

     

 

Swab seed

Presenting its 4th edition, Swab Seed features seven independent, self-managed and experimental spaces from all around the world. This program seeks to shed light into those experimental platforms and proposals that work aside from the fixed system and are shaking up the contemporanean art scene.
 

 

 

 

 

 

Galleries to be announced

 

 

 

     

 

MY FAF (My First Art Fair)

Each year, Swab Barcelona hosts a selection of three contemporary art galleries, that are less than two years old, who have not previously participated in any international art fair and which feature artists born after 1975. Swab offers this space free of charge as a way to boost young new galleries and to give a chance to emerging artists. 

 

 

High Gallery. Poland

Storage Capacité. Germany

Dasthe. Morocco

     

 

 

 

Swab performance

Swab Performance presents its 4th edition and reinforces its mission of providing the fair with the presence of new independent formats.


Seven artists discuss contemporaneity's fundamental issues and analize the effect of society imposed boundaries. They reflect about the role of art and culture in the present context, and aim to find a way to recover basic human values.

 

While dealing with spatial and physical resources, these independent creators will use the artistic expression to achieve a direct impact in the audience.

 

 

 

Artists to be announced

 

     

 

 

Ephemeral

Ephemeral is a program curated by Cateriana Almirall, and presents a set of installation artworks located both in and out of the fair. Creation centers such as Hangar, Escocesa and Fabra i Coats will use audience interaction and participation to reflect about our standing in an increasingly capitalist and over-accelerated world, one that doesn't give us the time to think about our role as individuals in a globalized society.

 

 

Artists to be announced

 

     

 

 
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