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SWAB DAILY: Sunday October 9

Last day to visit Swab! Today ends an edition that has brought together galleries, artists and emerging exhibition projects from around the world to present the latest trends in the global contemporary art scene, an event that has already received more than 10,000 visitors.


Don’t miss it and visit us today from 12 noon to 9 p.m!

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Swab Art Fair 2022 @marcmedina

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EPHEMERAL: INSTALLATIONS BY THE LOCAL FABRIC

Curated by Caterina Almirall and Margot Cuevas, Ephemeral 2022 presents a selection of installation works that aims to offer a curated look at Barcelona’s artistic production, with the collaboration of Barcelona’s Creation Factories: Hangar, L’Escocesa and Fabra i Coats.

Clouds are water on atmospheric dust, an aerosol made up mainly of water evaporating from the oceans that can turn back into water in the form of rain, stone, or snow. Clouds are also the visible state of water vapor when it condenses into droplets or glass. Etymologically the word nube is linked to the idea of covering, this implies that from the Latin nubes also means veil, that which covers both a face and the sky. Aigua sobre pols(Water on dust) is a program that brings together four installations that share notions around these meanings.

Participating artists: Natalia Domínguez (L’Escocesa), Paula García-Masedo (Hangar), Biel Llinàs (Fabra i Coats), Violeta Mayoral (Hangar)

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Natalia Domínguez, L’Escocesa

READING: EDITORIAL PROJECTS

Swab is once again making room for publishing disciplines in a program that presents three European projects that work on publishing halfway between the book and the artistic object.

Participating projectsHighchair Editions (London), Monorhetorik (The Hague), Rafael Melendez (London)

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MYFAF: FIRST TIME AT A FAIR

Swab is pleased to present a selection of four young contemporary art galleries, less than two years old, that have not yet participated in any international fair. From the fair we offer this space free of charge to help promote new emerging spaces.

Participating galleriesArmenia Studio (Milan), Galerie Kokanas (Marseille), L.U.P.O. Lorenzelli Projects (Milan)

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L.U.P.O. Lorenzelli Projects, Milan

A BREAK BETWEEN GALLERY AND GALLERY

After immersing yourself in the art between galleries, Swab encourages you to take a break in our refreshment area, Swab Picnic, an area where you can enjoy the gastronomic offerings of OMU, and beverages and soft drinks of Metric Market.

We look forward to seeing you in 2023!

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SWAB DAILY: Saturday October 8 

Thanks to all that came to visit Swab yesterday on our first day open to the public! This weekend Swab opens its doors from 12 noon to 9 p.m, come say hi and discover the proposals that are defining the international contemporary art scene.

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Swab Art Fair 2022 @marcmedina

WHAT WILL YOU SEE AT SWAB?
SWAB SEED: EXPERIMENTING AS A COMMON DENOMINATOR

Swab Seed presents twelve independent and artist-run spaces whose common denominator is experimentation. This section seeks to give visibility to new platforms and proposals that are shaking up the contemporary scene.

Participating galleries: DUPLEX (Lisbon), Hyacinth (New York), Lí Gallery (Shangai), Mouches Volantes (Cologne), NVS (Lisbon), Proyecto CAIMAN (Guadalajara), The White (Tokyo), TRÁMITE | BURÓ DE COLECCIONISTAS | TOMO 006 | (Querétaro).

As part of the Swab Seed programming, yesterday we attended a performance by Will Fredo, a non-binary artist, writer and editor who, presented by Mouches Volantes, explores power dynamics, cultural dislocation and the intersection of pop culture, decolonial thought, blackness, queerness and technology.

On the other hand, we are delighted to count with the collaboration of Fundació Vila Casas, which once again joins forces with Swab Seed to sponsor the participation of four Catalan independent spaces:

Participating galleries: Dràcul·la (L’Hospitalet de Llobregat), Halfhouse (Barcelona), Pas une Orange (Barcelona), Tangent Projects (L’Hospitalet de Llobregat).

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NVS Gallery

GENERAL PROGRAM: ESTABLISHED GALLERIES FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD

Swab presents the core of its program in its main section, made up of a selection of consolidated national and international galleries with a notable trajectory in the contemporary art scene:

Participating galleries: ADN Galeria, Barcelona, Ana Mas Projects, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, C+N Gallery, Milan / Genoa, Chela Mitchell Gallery, Washington, D.C, Dilalica, Barcelona, Emerson Dorsch, Miami, Espacio Mínimo, Madrid, etHALL, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat , Factoría Santa Rosa, Santiago de Chile, Fran Reus, Palma, Galeria Senda, Barcelona, Galerie Supermarkt, Tokyo, Galerie3, Klagenfurt / Vienna, Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio, Todi, Galleria Six, Milan / Venice, Galerie PJ, Metz, Jason Shin, Seoul, Jorge Lopez Galería, Valencia, Karpuchina Gallery, Prague, Krupa Gallery, Wrocław / Warsaw, LAB 36, Barcelona, Llamazares Galería, Gijón, L21 Gallery, Palma / Barcelona, Mobius Gallery, Bucharest, NAC Galería, Santiago de Chile, Pabellón 4 Arte Contemporáneo, Buenos Aires, Palmadotze Galeria d’Art, Santa Margarida i Els Monjos (Barcelona), Photoport, Bratislava, Pigment Gallery, Barcelona* / Paris, Rafael Pérez Hernando, Madrid, Raffaella de Chirico Arte contemporánea, Turin / Milan, Romero Paprocki, Paris, Set Espai D’Art, Valencia, Smolka Contemporary, Vienna, Shazar Gallery, Naples, Vangar, Valencia, Zielinsky, Barcelona / Porto Alegre.

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Yamamoto Kazuma, Jason Shin Gallery

SWAB EMERGING: FRESH PROPOSALS


True to its desire to present emerging proposals from the international scene, Swab dedicates a subsection of the General Program, Swab Emerging, to galleries that, with less than five years of trajectory, already have high quality proposals and solid future projection. 


Participating galleries: Arniches 26 (Madrid), Cave-Ayumi Gallery (Tokyo), Natasha Arselan Gallery (London), REGULARNORMAL, (New York), SISSI club (Marsella), Swivel Gallery (New York), VUNU Gallery (Košice). 

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Melanie Luna, Swivel Gallery

SWAB ON PAPER: VISIONS ON A MEDIUM

Swab presents the On Paper program, curated by Carolina Diez-Cascón. This edition, titled “Cuerpo sin nombre” (Body without name), exhibits four proposals that explore the figure of the body, its connotations and its possible emancipation from history, gender or origin.

Participating galleries: Anna Laudel (Istanbul, Düsseldorf i Bodrum), Chiquita Room (Barcelona), O Gallery, (Teheran), Lætitia Gorsy, She BAM! (Leipzig).

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Barbara Lüde, Lætitia Gorsy, She BAM!

SWAB KIDS: FOR THE YOUNGEST ART LOVERS

Swab dedicates an area of the fair to the youngest art lovers, Swab Kids, an open space where children can experiment with their creativity. In order for the little ones to enjoy the fair as much as the older ones, this year, Los Superpoderes del Arte (LSDA), a Barcelona gallery focused on children, and Posca, a marker pen supplier, join forces to propose artistic workshops to stimulate the most creative side of children at the fair.


LSDA and Posca take Swab Kids under the premise of creating a board full of ‘post it’ that brings together the individual work of each child to give rise to a collective artistic creation, the result of group effort to achieve a common goal, coloring the walls of your booth. 

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Swab Kids stand
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SWAB DAILY: Friday October 7 

Swab Barcelona is here! 

Swab 2022 opened its doors yesterday to professionals presenting the 75 proposals of this edition from more than 22 countries, becoming once again an essential event of the current art scene to discover the new trends of emerging art.

During the preview for collectors, art lovers from all over the world have come to the fair to see the latest proposals in the art world and to meet this year’s selection of galleries. Swab’s goal is for our guests and visitors to live an intimate and enriching experience, to grow during the fair and to meet artists and projects at the beginning of their artistic careers.

Come and discover these programs and much more from today to Sunday!

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WHAT WILL YOU SEE AT SWAB?
FOCUS MEDITERRANEAN: GAZE AT MEDITERRANEAN REGIONS 

As every year, Swab presents a special program that puts the spotlight on a geographical region that is underrepresented in our context. This edition, the fair focuses on the South and East of the Mediterranean, looking for emerging proposals from galleries that, even though they come from different origins, share a series of dynamics, imaginaries and practices that have to do with the nexus that they all share, the proximity to the Mediterranean Sea. 

Participating galleriesMixer (Istanbul), Rhizome (Algiers), Sanatorium (Istanbul), Saleh Barakat Gallery (Beirut)

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Sergen Şehitoğlu – Chess Set

VIDEO BOX: MEDIUMS TO EXPLORE BORDERS 

Swab’s video art program seeks to provide a platform for emerging artists from geographic regions whose art scenes are underrepresented beyond their borders, such as Southeast Asia, Africa and Central America.

This year, Video Box focuses on El Salvador with a proposal entitled Entangled / Entretegidos, presented by Y.ES Contemporary and curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud and Patricio Majano.

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Gabriela Novoa –  Dibujar el Deseo

EMERGING LATAM SCENE

Emerging LATAM is incorporated as a curated section within the Emerging program by curator Santiago Gasquet, co-director of PIEDRAS (Buenos Aires), who will present the youngest proposals of the Latin American contemporary art scene.

For this second edition of the program, Gasquet proposes a selection of five hybrid and self-managed spaces that, with less than five years of trajectory, already make up a network of new dynamics of art circulation in the Latin American scene.

Participating galleries: ESAA (Córdoba), Paseolab (Lima), Lolita Pank (Ciudad de México), Subsuelo (Rosario), XIII, (Santiago de Chile). 

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Taichi Nakamura – Dirty river fishing

OFF TO A GOOD START

Guests and exhibitors gathered yesterday for the opening party at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion and kicked off our fifteenth edition, enjoying the installation “Mass is More” by Daniel Ibañez, Vicente Guallart (IAAC) & Alan Organschi (Bauhaus Earth), and cocktails and beers by Cointreau and El Águila.

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SWAB DAILY: Thursday October 6

Swab Barcelona 2022 opens today! We open the doors to gallerists, artists, curators and collectors from more than 25 different countries, in a day dedicated to the professional public that functions as a meeting point for the cultural sector globally. 

From tomorrow, Friday October 7, Swab opens to the general public and encourages the city of Barcelona to enjoy one more year of the latest trends in the art world.

We look forward to seeing you at Swab! Save the date!

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1. Majority of female artists. As every year, Swab has an inclusive and diverse program. This 2022, the artistic proposals have a strong presence of women artists from around the world, with special representation from countries such as Argentina, China, Spain, France, Italy, Iran, Mexico and Portugal.

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2. International scope. In its mission to be a fair with an international perspective, Swab 2022 is pleased to present galleries from up to 25 different countries. This way, Swab becomes a meeting point for diverse geographies and regions that present the most emerging proposals of their contexts. 

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3. Focus Mediterranean. Swab presents a special program that focuses on the southern and eastern Mediterranean region, looking for emerging proposals from galleries that, although coming from different origins, share a series of dynamics, imaginaries and practices that have to do with the nexus they all share, the proximity to the Mediterranean Sea.

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4. Video Box | Entangled. Our video art program seeks to be a platform for emerging artists from geographic contexts whose scenes are not enough represented beyond their own borders. This year, the focus is on El Salvador with the presentation Entangled/Entretejidos, which explores the concept of identity and the motherland linked to migration.

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5. Emerging LATAM is incorporated as a curated section within the fair’s emerging program by curator Santiago Gasquet, co-director of PIEDRAS (Buenos Aires), which will present the freshest proposals from the Latin American contemporary scene. 

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6. Swab Seed presents twelve independent and artist-run spaces whose common denominator is experimentation. For this edition, Fundació Vila Casas continues its sponsorship of four independent Catalan spaces.

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7. Ephemeral 2022 presents a selection of installation works that aims to offer a curated look at Barcelona’s artistic production. Curated by Caterina Almirall and Margot Cuevas, this program focuses on pieces produced by artists in residence at the Fábricas de Creación de Barcelona.

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8. My First Art Fair. In order to promote the insertion in the international circuit of galleries that have just started, Swab selects four exhibition projects with less than two years of life, which have not yet participated in any fair, and offers them free stands as a platform for visibility.

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9. Swab on Paper. Another of the fair’s curated programs is On Paper, curated by Carolina Diez-Cascón. This edition, titled “Body without a name”, presents four proposals that reflect on the figure of the body, its connotations and its possible emancipation from history, gender or origin.

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10. Swab Kids. Swab dedicates an area of the fair to the youngest art lovers, Swab Kids. In order for the little ones to enjoy the fair as much as the older ones, this year, Los Superpoderes del Arte (LSDA) and Posca, join forces to propose artistic workshops to stimulate the most creative side of children at the fair.

Image credits:

1. Erika Hock, Curtain (wave / vase & sock), 2020. L21 Gallery.
2. Ernesto Gutiérrez-Moya, The Garden, 2022. Emerson Dorsch.
3. Daniele Genadry, Deir El Kaala, 2020. Saleh Barakat Gallery.
4. Lucy Tomasino, Piel y Cicatriz, 2021. Video Box | Entretejidos.
5. Ileana Moreno, Garpha Spektra 2, 2022. Lolita Pank.
6. Laura Juanós, Sin título (Together or not), 2022. Halfhouse.
7. Natalia Domínguez, ST (Parachute), 2020.
8. Giuditta Branconi, Entusiasta senza riserve sempre tutta la vita, 2022. L.U.P.O Lorenzelli Projects.
9. Barbara Lüdde, Kissing Without Penetration, 2021. Laetitia Gorsy, She BAM!
10. Los Super Poderes del Arte.

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Swab presents Swab On Paper 2022

BODY WITHOUT A NAME
Curated by Carolina Diez-Cascón

The earliest known paintings depicting the human figure date back to 15,000 BC. They consist of elongated, stick-shaped bodies performing activities of daily life. With no other purpose, it seems, than to bear witness to their story, the known history of illustration and the figuration of our own figure begins. 
 
In the contemporary age, the approach to the body as a historical narrative is often associated with the idea of the body as a political entity. A body that has been adopting connotations that it has not been able to get rid of, such as origin, gender or capacity.
 
This project presents four proposals that bring together different views on the body at the present time, looking from the religious, sociological and historical perspective associated with this figure.
 
Is it really possible to free the figure from the context?

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O Gallery, Tehran

Artists:
 

ANNA LAUDEL, Istanbul, Düsseldorf and Bodrum
Artist: Onur Hastürk

Chiquita Room, Barcelona
Artist: Isabel Banal and Alba Yruela

O Gallery, Tehran
Artist: Maryam Mohry

Lætitia Gorsy, She BAM!, Leipzig
Artist: Barbara Lüdde

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Lætitia Gorsy, She BAM!, Leipzig
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Chiquita Room, Barcelona
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ANNA LAUDEL, Istanbul, Düsseldorf and Bodrum

Swab presents Emerging & Emerging LATAM

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Subsuelo, Rosario, Argentina

Swab presents: Swab Emerging, a subsection of the General Program that includes a selection of galleries with less than five years of trajectory with the most innovative proposals of the current art scene.

Emerging LATAM joins Swab Emerging as a curated section by Santiago Gasquet, co-director of PIEDRAS (Buenos Aires), who will present the most promising emerging proposals of the Latin American contemporary art scene.

The galleries participating in this program explore alternative formats of production and management and, within the framework of the fair, present artistic proposals that seek to generate a field for the construction of knowledge, discourses and identity given by the characteristics of the context each one of them inhabits.

Arniches, Madrid

CAVE-AYUMI, Tokyo

Natasha Arselan Gallery, London

Regular Normal, New York

SISSI Club, Marseille

Swivel Gallery, New York

Vunu Gallery, Košice

Emerging LATAM, curated by Santiago Gasquet:


ESAA, Córdoba, Argentina

Galería del Paseo, Punta del Este / Lima

Lolita Pank, Mexico City

Subsuelo, Rosario, Argentina

XIII Arte Contemporaneo, Santiago de Chile

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Vunu Gallery, Košice

SISSI Club, Marselle

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Lolita Pank, Mexico City

Galería del Paseo, Punta del Este / Lima

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Regular Normal, New York

Swivel Gallery, New York

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CAVE-AYUMI, Tokyo

Swab presents its General Program 2022

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Emerson Dorsch, Miami

Swab is delighted to announce the General Program for its fifteenth edition. As every year, the fair presents the core of its program in a main section that brings together galleries from more than 25 countries with local galleries, through its From Home initiative and its collaboration with Art Barcelona.

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L21 Gallery, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat / Palma

Smolka Contemporary, Vienna

ADN Galeria, Barcelona*

Ana Mas Projects, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat*

C+N Canepaneri, Milan

Chela Mitchell Gallery, Washington

Dilalica, Barcelona*

Emerson Dorsch, Miami

Espacio Mínimo, Madrid

etHALL, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat*

Factoría Santa Rosa, Santiago de Chile

Galería Llamazares, Gijon

Galería Pigment, Barcelona*

Galeria Fran Reus, Palma de Mallorca

Galeria Senda, Barcelona*

Galeria Zielinsky, Barcelona*

Galerie Romero Paprocki, Paris

Galerie Supermarkt, Tokyo

Galerie3, Vienna

Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio, Milan

Galleria Six, Milan

*Galleries associated with Art Barcelona.

Galerie PJ, Metz 

Jason Shin Gallery, Seoul

Jorge Lopez Galería, Madrid

Karpuchina Gallery, Prague

Krupa Gallery, Wrocław

Lab 36, Barcelona

L21 Gallery, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat / Palma*

Mobius Gallery, Bucarest

NAC Galería, Santiago de Chile

Pabellon4 Arte Contemporáneo, Buenos Aires

Palmadotze, Santa Margarida i Els Monjos*

Photoport, Bratislava

Rafael Pérez Hernando, Madrid

Raffaella De Chirico, Turin

Set Espai d’Art, Valencia

Smolka Contemporary, Vienna

Shazar Gallery, Naples

Vangar, Valencia

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Ana Mas Projects, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat

Vangar, Valencia

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Set Espai d’Art, Valencia

Karpuchina Gallery, Prague

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ADN Galeria, Barcelona

Swab 2022 warms up its engines

The 15th edition of Swab Barcelona explores digital realities and imaginary universes in an edition that features painting

The Barcelona contemporary art fair will bring together more than 70 galleries from all over the world at the Italian Pavilion from 6 to 9 October

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L21 Gallery, Palma/ Barcelona. General Program
Erika Hock, ‘Curtain-wave vase and sock’, 2020

Barcelona, July 29th. – Swab Barcelona 2022 shows us the latest trends in the art world through a program marked by fictional universes and digital realities from an encouraging and luminous prism.

On October 6, the Barcelona contemporary art fair will welcome more than 70 local and international galleries that will bring the latest trends on the international art scene to the Italian Pavilion. The selection of the participating galleries will be carried out by the members of the Selection Committee, this year made up of the curators Omar López Chahoud, Jérôme Pantalacci and Domenico de Chirico; and by collectors Giuseppe Casarotto, Marie Elena Angulo and José Luís Lorenzo.

Like every edition, the fair presents its General Program, made up of local galleries such as ADN Galería, Galería L21, Ana Mas Projects, Espacio Mínimo, Galería Fran Reus or Rafael Pérez Hernando, among others; and international exhibitors such as Emerson Dorsch, Galerie Romero Paprocki, Chela Mitchell, Smolka Contemporary or Karpuchina Gallery.

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Emerson Dorsch, Miami. General Program
Ernesto Gutiérrez Moya, ‘The Enigma of an Evening in Autumn’, 2021

In parallel, faithful to its vocation of being a visibility platform for new voices, the fair once again bets on Swab Emerging, the subsection of the General Program dedicated to galleries less than five years old that are already showing their ways in the international context, such as CAVE -AYUMI Gallery, Regular Normal, SISSI Club, Swivel Gallery, and Vunu Gallery.

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CAVE-AYUMI GALLERY, Tokio. Swab Emerging
Taichi Nakamura, ‘Dirty river fishing’, 2022

Following in the footsteps of past editions, the fair proposes a special geographically localized program that this 2022 focuses on the Mediterranean. Thus, a selection of Mediterranean galleries will present at Swab the freshest proposals from their artistic context. This is the case of Mixer and Sanatorium (Istanbul), Rhizome (Algeria), and Salehbarakat Gallery (Lebanon).

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Sanatorium, Istanbul. Mediterranean Focus
Sergen Şehitoğlu, ‘Chess Set’, 2021

On the other hand, this edition consolidates Swab Ephemeral, the installation section of the fair. This programme, curated by Caterina Almirall and Margot Cuevas, exhibits installation proposals by resident artists at the Fàbriques de Creació in Barcelona: Fabra i Coats, Hangar, and La Escocesa. The works that are shown in this section play with space and interact with the visitor.

Along these lines, another of the fair’s regular curated programs is Swab On Paper, the section by Carolina Diez-Cascón that explores the possibilities of paper as a medium and as a technique. This year’s edition is joined by galleries from the Middle East such as Anna Laudel (Turkey), and O Gallery (Lebanon).

Within the usual programs, Swab continues betting on the youngest, Swab Seed and MYFAF. The first, the most experimental section of the fair, hosts projects that go beyond the traditional gallery concept and work with alternative exhibition formats. Among the international participants are Duplex, Hyancith, Lí Gallery, Mouches Volantes, Proyecto Caiman, The White, and Trámite, among others. The local spaces that join this edition, sponsored once again by the Fundació Vila Casas, are Dràcul ·la, Halfhouse, Pas Une Orange, and Tangent Projects.

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Proyecto Caimán, Guadalajara. Swab Seed.
Napoleon Aguilera. “Peacemaker” 2020

MYFAF, for its part, is positioned as a program made up of three young contemporary art galleries, less than two years old, that have not yet participated in any international fair. Swab offers this space for free to help promote new emerging galleries. This year’s participants are Armenia Studio, Kokanas, and LUPO.

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Giuditta Branconi, ‘Entusiasta senza riserve sempre tutta la vita’, 2022

Finally, in its mission to explore new exhibition formats, Swab continues to make room for the publishing discipline with the Swab Reading program, which aims to merge design and reading, art and publishing. In this edition Swab invites three European projects to exhibit their publications: Highchairs Editions, Monorhetorik and Rafael Melendez.

Beyond its artistic program, Swab Barcelona maintains its satellite activities, such as Swab Thinks, curated by Gisela Chillida, made up of a series of talks and online debates with relevant curators and professionals from the art world. On the other hand, the fair will maintain its space for children and families within its programming. 

This year, Swab Kids, in collaboration with Los Superpoderes del Arte and Posca Markers, joins forces to stimulate the creativity of the youngest art lovers and promote, in parallel, meetings between artist fathers and mothers to have open conversations about family reconciliation through artistic practice and the use of colour.

Thus, consolidated as a platform for discovering new voices in contemporary art, Swab Barcelona will present an edition that will be the meeting point for galleries, artists, and art lovers from all over the world.

General Program:

ADN Galeria, Barcelona 
Ana Mas Projects, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat
C+N Canepaneri, Milan
Chela Mitchell Gallery, Washington
Dilalica, Barcelona 
Emerson Dorsch, Miami
Espacio Mínimo, Madrid
Galería Llamazares, Gijon
Galería Pigment, Barcelona
Galeria Fran Reus, Palma de Mallorca
Galeria Senda, Barcelona
 Galeria Zielinsky, Barcelona
Galerie Romero Paprocki, Paris
Galerie Supermarkt, Tokyo
Galerie3, Vienna
Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio, Milán
Galleria Six, Milan
Galerie PJ, Metz
Jason Shin Gallery, Seoul
Jorge Lopez Galería, Madrid
Karpuchina Gallery, Prague
Krupa Gallery, Wrocław
Lab 36, Barcelona
 L21 Gallery, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat / Palma
Mobius Gallery, Bucarest
NAC Galería, Santiago de Chile
Pabellon4 Arte Contemporáneo, Buenos Aires
Palmadotze, Santa Margarida i Els Monjos
Photoport, Bratislava
Proyecto Arte, Los Angeles
Rafael Pérez Hernando, Madrid
Raffaella De Chirico, Turin
 Set Espai d’Art, Valencia
Smolka Contemporary, Vienna
Shazar Gallery, Napoles
Vangar, Valencia

Emerging:

Arniches, Madrid
CAVE-AYUMI, Tokyo
Natasha Arselan Gallery, London
Regular Normal, New York
SISSI Club, Marselle
 Swivel Gallery, New York
Vunu Gallery, Košice

Emerging LATAM, curated by Santiago Gasquet:

Galería del Paseo, Punta del Este / Lima
Lolita Pank, Mexico City
Subsuelo, Rosario
Yavar, Santiago

Focus South and East of the Mediterranean:

Mixer, Istanbul
Rhizome, Algeria
Sanatorium, Istanbul
Salehbarakat Gallery, Beirut
Talo Galeria, Cuenca

Swab Seed:

Duplex Air, Lisboa
Hyacinth Gallery, New York
Lí Gallery, Shangai and Hong Kong
Mouches Volantes,  Cologne
NVS, Lisboa
Proyecto Caimán, Guadalajara
The White, Tokio
Dràcul·la, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat
Halfhouse, Barcelona
Pas une Orange, Barcelona
Tangent Projects, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat

Swab Reading:

Highchair Editions, London
Monorhetorik, Amsterdam
Rafael Melendez, London

Swab on paper:

Anne Laudel, Istanbul
Solo Show: Onur Hastürk Shebam, Leipzig
Solo show: Barbara Lüdde OGallery, Tehran
Solo Show: Maryam Mohry

My First Art Fair:

Armenia Studio, Milan
Kokanas, Marselle
LUPO, Milan

Ephemeral:

Biel Llinàs, Fabra i Coats
Natalia Dominguez, La Escocesa
Paula García-Masedo, Hangar
Violeta Mayoral, Hangar

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MYFAF & Swab Reading 2022

Swab presents MYFAF & Swab Reading 2022

The programs of My First Art Fair (MYFAF) and Swab Reading present two of the young spotlights in the fair’s programming, responding to our firm vocation of being a showcase for new trends.

This year MYFAF presents a selection of three young contemporary art galleries, under two years old, that still have not participated in any international fair. Swab offers this space free of charge to help promote new emerging galleries

On the other hand, Swab Reading is a program that aims to merge design and reading, art and publishing. This edition of Swab continues to open up a space for publishing disciplines and invites two European projects to exhibit their books.

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Rafael Melendez, London. Swab Reading

MYFAF

Armenia Studio, Milan

Kokanas, Marseille

LUPO, Milan

READING

Highchair Editions, London

Monorhetorik, Amsterdam

Rafael Melendez, London

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Armenia Studio, Milan. MYFAF

Kokanas, Marseille. MYFAF

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LUPO, Milan. MYFAF
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Highchair Editions, London. Swab Reading

Monorhetorik, Amsterdam. Swab Reading

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Swab presents Swab Seed 2022

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Duplex AIR, Lisbon

Swab Seed showcases eleven independent and artist-run spaces that share experimentation as a common denominator. Swab Seed seeks to give visibility to new platforms and proposals that are shaking up the contemporary scene. For this edition, Swab Seed joins forces with Fundació Vila Casas, which sponsors the participation of four independent Catalan spaces.

Duplex Air, Lisbon

Hyacinth Gallery, New York

Lí Gallery, Shangai and Hong Kong

Mouches Volantes, Cologne

Proyecto Caimán, Guadalajara

The White, Tokio

Trámite, Querétaro

In collaboration with Fundació Vila Casas:

Dràcul·la, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat

Halfhouse, Barcelona

Pas une Orange, Barcelona

Tangent Projects, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat

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Dràcul·la, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat

IN COLLABORATION WITH

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SWAB talks with… Albert Tercero

“I am art. I am Barcelona. I am Swab” is a series of interviews with relevant people of the Barcelona creative environment, whose aim is to enhance the cultural network of the city.

Today we talk to Albert Tercero, freelance illustrator & designer living in Barcelona, Spain.

I am Albert Tercero. I am art. I am Barcelona. I am Swab.


In one sentence, ow would you describe your relationship with illustration?
I intend it to be aesthetic and communicative.

A place in the city that connects you with art?
El Raval

If Barcelona was an art work, what would you name it?
Pa amb tomàquet

A message to young creatives?
The same thing a friend told me one day. In the end the hardest thing is to stop and do something concrete. 

What projects are currently keeping you busy?
I alternate illustrations for the press with some advertising projects. 

S W A B   W I T H   U S . . .

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Albert Tercero is a freelance illustrator & designer living in Barcelona, Spain.
Amongst others, he has worked for: It’s Nice That, The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Kids, The New York Times Book Review, Apple, The Wall Street Journal, T Brand Studio, Wired, Vice, IBM, Red Bull Music Academy, Converse, Reebok, Anyways, Studio Hi Ho, Institutional investor, Absolut Vodka, Booooooom!, Le Monde, Condé Nast Traveler, CCCB, Handelsblatt, The Economist, Bayer, Converse, Anyways, Onward, Netlife, Yorokobu, Barrons, Sofilm Mag, Volata Mag, Bayer, Ladybeard, Established&sons, Handelsblatt, Medium, Soon in Tokyo, Onward, Winkreative, Lost&found, Dezeen, Food+City, Empirical Spirits, Godfrey Dadich, Shopify, Affaire studio, Ajuntament de Barcelona, 1199SEIU.