SWAB Thinks 2015




Organized by the Swab 2015 curators during the 1st and 4th October, it is a program that consist in a series of lectures, debates and discussions that will bring into dialogue artists, curators, collectors and cultural critics to think about the changes in the contemporary art world and the place that the artistic practice occupies. Swab Thinks will be held in the Italian Pavilion.




-Moderan New Media Art, with the participation of  Lucía García,  La Laboral Centro de Arte director.

Lucía García, La Laboral director,  Marc Serra and Mario Santamaría, Hangar artists and Andrey Pichugin the AP Contemporary director. Organized by  AP Contemporary and Alejandrogallery.




With the participation of Estefanía Peñafiel Loaiza and Santiago Velez.

Location: Swab Seed Space

Conversation between the artists Estefanía Peñafiel Loaiza and Santiago Vélez and the Solo Swab curators, Direlia Lazo and Carolina Ariza.

18.30 / 19.30 







Speakers: Eva Barois De Caevel, Karin Barlet y Pierre Daubert, Angalia Galerie / Galerie Van De Weghe, Hendrik Van De Weghe / First Floor Gallery Harare, Valerie Kabov

Eva Barois De Caevel, Assistant Curator at RAW Material Company, Dakar (Senegal), independent curator and researcher, will be in conversation with Karin Barlet and Pierre Daubert, Galerie Angalia, Meudon (France), Hendrik Van De Weghe, Galerie Van De Weghe, Antwerp (Belgium), and Valerie Kabov, First Floor Gallery Harare, Harare (Zimbabwe).

This roundtable will be the opportunity to discuss the conception of this new programme dedicated to art from Africa and the Caribbean within the fair.

The discussion will consider the specific way each of the galleries participating to this first edition of the programme dedicates itself to contemporary art produced in Africa: a French gallery dedicated to Congolese art, a Belgian gallery with an international selection of artists, a Parisian gallery dedicated to art from the Caribbean, and a Zimbabwean gallery dedicated to Zimbabwean artists.

The discussion will also consider the history and the role of painting in contemporary art produced in Africa and by its "diaspora".



- SWAB SEED - The extension of the domestic

With the participation of Halfhouse, El Palomar, The Green Parrot y Salón.

Location: Swab Seed Space

The extension of the domestic: Initial session dedicated to the proliferation of independent spaces which trajectory begin on the intimate space of home. An extension of which implies conversion dynamics of the domestic space into a public one.

12h / 13.30h


-SWAB SEED - Seeking for other models

With the participation of Arts Coming, La Galería Encantada, me & the curiosity y Junefirst.

Location: Swab Seed Space

Seeking for other models: The second session focuses on the necessity and the goodwill of the independent context of exploring other working systems within art.  Models free from the institutional and commercial that allow a capacity of risk rarely sustainable.

​18h /19.30h





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