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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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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

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Armenia Studio, Milan

Kokanas, Marseille

LUPO, Milan

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Highchair Editions, London

Monorhetorik, Amsterdam

Rafael Melendez, London

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Armenia Studio, Milan. MYFAF

Kokanas, Marseille. 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

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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.

SWAB talks with… Bruna Cusí

“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 Bruna Cusí, Spanish actress of theater, television and film and winner of the Goya Award for Best Newcomer Actress 2018.

I am Bruna Cusí. I am art. I am Barcelona. I am Swab.


In one sentence, how would you describe your relationship with acting?
I can indeed describe it in one word: Intense.

A place in the city that connects you with art?
The theater of the National Library of Catalonia.

If Barcelona was an art work, what would you name it?
I like to be literal with titles: Barcelona__2022

A message to young creatives?
Focus on being able to dedicate yourself professionally to what is vocational for you, but don’t be sorry if sometimes it doesn’t work out, because, after all, life and your health are always more important than any artistic process.

What projects are currently keeping you busy?
As an actress I have finished “Upon Entry”, the debut film of Alejandro Rojas and Sebastian Vazquez and I am also lucky enough to be getting into the universe of “Golem”, the next film of the Burnin Percibas, which we will shoot this summer.

S W A B   W I T H   U S . . .

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Bruna Cusí Barcelona actress, winner of the Goya Award for Best Newcomer Actress for “Verano 1993” by Carla Simón. She graduated in Dramatic Art at the Instituto del Teatro. She is currently shooting the series “Fácil” by Anna R. Costa and the feature film “Upon Entry” by Alejandro Rojas and Juan Vázquez. She has starred in “Mía y Moi” by Borja de la Vega, “La Vampira de Barcelona” by Lluís Danés, “Hogar” by the Pastor brothers, “La Reina de los Lagartos” by Burnin Percibas, “Incierta Glòria” by Agustí Villaronga, “Ardara” by Raimon Fransoy and Xavier Puig, and the international serious “The Alienist”. In theater she has worked in more than twenty shows such as “Siglo Mío, Tía abuela Mía” directed by Marta Pazos.

Swab 2022 Curator Talks by Caterina Almirall

SWAB 2022 CURATOR TALKS
by CATERINA ALMIRALL

Tell us your favorite moment at Swab 2021
I always enjoy receiving people who are interested in the artists’ proposals of the EPHEMERAL Program and being able to tell them more about it. Sharing the work done with the public, collectors and other people is one of the things I like the most.

What’s something you discovered at Swab 2021 that really sticked to your mind?
I really liked Violeta Mayoral’s proposal at etHall gallery in Barcelona, this year we are lucky that Violeta returns to Swab as part of the Ephemeral program, and she will captivate us again with her new proposal.

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Violeta Mayoral. etHall , Barcelona

What’s something you saw at Swab 2021 that you don’t typically see at other fairs?
One thing that I really like about Swab and that differentiates it from other fairs is that because of its size and configuration, it generates a very pleasant and relaxed atmosphere that gives the feeling of community.

How would you describe Swab 2021 to someone who could not visit it?
It was very nice to regain the physical attendance and I think you could feel it in the atmosphere, a lot of excitement and expectation to meet again in the pavilion.

What projects are keeping you busy these days that swabbers should stay tuned for?
Undoubtedly, the preparation of the fifth edition of the EPHEMERAL program that I curate with Margot Cuevas, we already have the artists and we are working on this year’s proposals.

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About Caterina Almirall
She is an independent curator and teacher. As a curator, her work always maintains an interest in the artistic field itself, understanding artistic practice as a space for the production of knowledge and questioning about the world. In recent years she has focused her research on the exhibition fact and the mediating practice, with special interest in the magical, understanding the artistic practice as a ritual and a place of learning.
She has been the curator of the annual cycle Terrassa Comisariado 2017/18, and curator of the Swab Ephemeral program of the SWAB Barcelona fair from 2018 to the present. She is currently a member of the Programs committee of Hangar and follows the PhD program in Education of the arts and visual culture, at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Universitat de Barcelona.

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SWAB Barcelona – Video Box 2022

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This year El Salvador takes over the Video Box program, which has established itself as the video art section of the fair. This program, entitled “Entangled/Entretegidos”, will be carried out by Y.ES Contemporary, curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud and Patricio Majano.

Entangled/Entretejidos is a project that presents videos that address the different ways in which artists connect to their identity as Salvadorans. The notions that exist around this identity are complex, partly because they derive from diverse sources, including the heritage of native peoples, a colonial past, a civil war, and mass migration. The history of each individual constitutes a node that exists in this complex web. Identity is thus the fabric that has been created by weaving together unique threads, that is, all the heterogeneous experiences that can be understood as Salvadoran.

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Monólogo brevísimo, Víctor Hugo Portillo

Entangled/Entretejidos reflects and problematizes these concepts of identity related to the idea of the Mother Country and linked to migration. At the same time, the project starts from plurality to consider identity as something malleable and fluid, not limited to a specific region. Through the experiences of Salvadoran people, it seeks to address an issue that is of global relevance and that finds parallels in many other regions.

Exhibitors
If you are a Salvadoran artist and are interested in participating, contact info@yescontemporary.org for information on how to apply.


About Y.ES Contemporary
Y.ES Contemporary creates opportunities for outstanding contemporary Salvadoran artists to enhance their artistic practice and interact with other artists, curators, collectors, gallery owners and the media inside and outside of El Salvador. Y.ES Contemporary is an initiative of the Robert S. Wennett and Mario Cader-Frech Foundation.

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Omar Lopez-Chahoud
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Programming Director of Y.ES Contemporary

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Swab 2022 Curator Talks by Bruno Leitão

SWAB 2022 CURATOR TALKS
by BRUNO LEITAO

Tell us your favorite moment at Swab 2021
Meeting friendly galleries from Spain, mostly from Barcelona, and independent projects

What’s something you discovered at Swab 2021 that really sticked to your mind?
Pedro Torres from Green Parrot

What’s something you saw at Swab 2021 that you don’t typically see at other fairs?
A good selection of mainly local galleries and projects in a very friendly environment 

What projects are keeping you busy these days that swabbers should stay tuned for?
Lubumbashi Biennale7

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About Bruno Leitão
In the past years he was the co-founder and curatorial director of the HANGAR, Centre for Artistic Research in Lisbon since 2015. He has curated and programmed exhibitions, talks, and seminars with numerous artists. As an independent curator, he curated Pouco a Pouco, the first solo exhibition by Ângela Ferreira in Spain at CGAC (Santiago de Compostela, 2019), Affective Utopia at Kadist Foundation (Paris, 2019), A Ilha de Vénus by Kiluanji Kia Henda at Hangar (Lisbon, 2018), Cubismo Ideológico by Carlos Amorales at Hangar (Lisbon, 2017), among other projects.