Swab Awards

Best Gallery Award by Fundació Banc Sabadell


This award consists of the election of the best gallery at Swab Barcelona 2018, and the acquisition by Banc Sabadell Foundation of an artwork from the winning gallery for its collection.

President of the jury: Miquel Molins, Banc Sabadell Foundation President.

Members of the jury: Josep Maria Civit, collector, Omar López Chahoud, independent curator and Glòria Picazo, independent curator. 

Winner: Espai Tactel Gallery

Espai Tactel. Swab 2018



Best Spanish Artist Award by DKV


The award consists of the acquisition by DKV Seguros of an artwork of a Spanish artist participating in Swab Barcelona 2018 to be included in its contemporary art collection.

President of the jury: Josep Santacreu i Bonjoch, DKV Seguros, CEO

Members of the jury:  Alicia Ventura and Juan B. Peiró, DKV Collection advisors. 

Winner: Tamara Arroyo. Galeria Addaya


DKV Award 2017

Tamara Arroyo. Galeria Addaya



Emerging Artist Award by MANGO

Through a specialized jury, MANGO will award and purchase an artwork of an emerging artist from the participating galleries at Swab Barcelona 2018.

President of the jury: Judith Andic

Members of the jury: Natalia Chocarro, Head of Press and Communications and Deputy Art Director of Vila Casas Foundation and Josep Maria Morera, designer. 

Winner: Julia Llerena. Galeria Rocio Santa Cruz.


Mango Award 2017

Julia Llerena. Rocio Santa Cruz Gallery



Lluís Coromina Foundation Award



Lluis Coromina Foundation Award for the Best Catalan Artistwith the support of bonart cultural. Consists on the acquisition of a work of a Catalan artist participating in Swab Barcelona 2018.

President of the jury : Lluís Coromina,  Lluís Coromina Foundation president.

Members of the jury: Joan M.Minguet Batllori, art critic and contemporary art and history of cinema professor at UAB; Ricard Planas Camps, art critic and director of Bonart Cultural magazine.


-Alberto Gil Cásedas. Set Espai d'Art.                                                          -Nottwins Collective.




Alberto Gil Cásedas. Set Espai d'Art. Swab 2018



Nottwins. Insert Coin. Swab 2018



Idea Art Award by Martset

This award, following Marset's desire to start a collection of emerging contemporary art, consists of the acquisition of a work presented at Swab Barcelona 2018 that represents an innovation in design or creativity. 

President of the jury: Javier Marset, Marset director.

Members of the jury:  Ramón Canals, architect; Miquel Planas, academic of the Fine Arts Academy.

Winner: Regine Schumann. Rafael Pérez Hernando Gallery.


Marset Award 2017

Regine Schumann. Rafael Pérez Hernando



Drawing Award by Diezy7 Collection

The Drawing Award was created in 2008, consisting of the acquisition of a work by the Diezy7 Collection. The winning piece is selected from artworks presented at Swab Barcelona 2018 ​by a jury of prominent members of the contemporary art world for their work as curators, critics and collectors. It is aimed at emerging artists with works on paper or other media in the drawing category.

President of the Jury: Joaquín Diez-Cascón, director of Swab Barcelona.

Members of the jury: Carolina Diez-Cascón, director of projects at Swab Barcelona; Joan Redón, arquitect and collector.

Winner:  Marlen Estamm. 55SP Gallery

Drawing Award 2017

Marlen Estamm. 1h Light. 55SP Gallery

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