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SWAB EMERGING 2021


Swab presents Swab Emerging 2021

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One more year Swab Barcelona presents the subsection of the General Program: Swab Emerging, exhibiting galleries with a trajectory of less than five years that already have a consolidated position in the international circuit.

The participants in this edition are:

A.MORE Gallery, Milan

Andrea Festa Fine Art, Rome

Bark Berlin Gallery, Berlin

Cave-Ayumi Gallery, Tokyo

Dilalica, Barcelona

Selenas Mountain, New York

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Andrea Festa Fine Art
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Selenas Mountain
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A.MORE Gallery

B E A S W A B B E R !

October 7 to 10, 2021.
Pabellón italiano (Fira de Montjuïc),
Barcelona, Spain.

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FOCUS LATAM 2021


Swab presents Focus LATAM 2021

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

The participants in this edition are:

+ Arte Galería, Quito

Constitución, Buenos Aires

Margen, Santiago de Chile

Moria Galería, Buenos Aires

Selvanegra Galería, Buenos Aires

Vigil Gonzales, Cuzco

B E A S W A B B E R !

October 7 to 10, 2021.
Pabellón italiano (Fira de Montjuïc),
Barcelona, Spain.

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SWAB TALKS WITH… Ricardo Bofill

“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 Ricardo Bofill, architect and postmodernist urban planner as well as founder of the Taller de Arquitectura created in 1963.

I am Ricardo Bofill. I am art. I am Barcelona. I am Swab.


A word that describes Barcelona?
Individualism.

Is your place of creation, the studio, inspired by your city?
I live and work in a cement factory that is part of Barcelona’s industrial heritage.

If Barcelona was an art work, what would you name it?
The Eixample and Gaudí.

A place in the city that connects you with art?
The church of Santa Maria del Mar.

A message to young creatives?
Energy and discipline.

S W A B   W I T H   U S . . .

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In 1963 Ricardo Bofill brought together a multidisciplinary team to tackle the complexity of architectural practice. Architects, engineers, urban planners, sociologists, writers, film directors and philosophers formed what is now known as the Taller d’Arquitectura.
The evolution of the Taller d’Arquitectura, marked by the stimulus and vitalist vision of Ricardo Bofill, has gone through a series of practical and theoretical changes, partly related to the political and social transformations of recent years. The analysis of Bofill’s work as a whole reveals a high degree of coherence produced by a unique trajectory and language.

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MYFAF 2021


Swab presents MYFAF 2021

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Once again this year, Swab Barcelona 2021 presents its youngest section, My First Art Fair, a program that grants the participation of four emerging galleries that, with less than two years of trajectory, have not yet participated in any international contemporary art fair.

Swab presents this initiative as a way to launch these projects in the international trade fair circuit and offer them a first experience in the sector. 

The participants in this edition are:

Duplex, Lisbon

Kino Tonalà, Mexico City

ORR, Brescia

Yudik One, Brescia

Kino Tonalá, Jorge Rosano Gamboa

Spazio ORR, Struan Teague

B E A S W A B B E R !

October 7 to 10, 2021.
Pabellón italiano (Fira de Montjuïc),
Barcelona, Spain.

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Swab warms up its engines

SWAB BARCELONA RETURNS WITH AN ON-SITE EDITION
THAT REVIVES COLOR AFTER THE PANDEMIC,
WITH PAINTING AS THE PROTAGONIST.

After a global pandemic context, Barcelona’s contemporary art fair returns to its on-site format, taking painting and color as main characters.

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On October 7, Swab Barcelona will welcome 80 local and international galleries that will bring to the Italian Pavilion the newest trends in contemporary art. The selection of the participating galleries will be in charge of the members of the Selection Committee, this year integrated by curators Omar Lopez Chahoud, Jerome Pantalacci and Domenico de Chirico; and by collectors Giuseppe Casarotto, Marie Elena Angulo and Jose Luis Lorenzo.

As every edition, the fair presents its General Program, which this year features local galleries such as ADN Galería, Galería Senda, Galería Alegría, Ana Mas Projects, Max Estrella, Aural Galería, Galería Fran Reus or House of Chappaz, among others, and international exhibitors such as Piedras Galería, Gallery Nosco, Lily Robert, Patricia Fleming, Zeller Van Almsick or Km02.

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Helena Vinent, La Escocesa, Barcelona. Swab Ephemeral 2021.
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In addition, highlighting its mission as a platform for new talents, the fair will once again present Swab Emerging, the subsection of the General Program dedicated to galleries less than five years old that are already showing promising signs in the international context, such as CAVE-AYUMIGALLERYDilalicaSelenas MountainBARK BERLIN GALLERYAndrea Festa Fina Art and A.MORE Gallery.

This year, as a novelty, Swab Emerging introduces Focus LATAM, a section curated by Santiago Gasquet, co-director of PIEDRAS (Buenos Aires), which will present the most emerging proposals of the Latin American contemporary art scene: + Arte Galería, Constitución, Margen, Moria Galería, Selvanegra Galería and Vigil Gonzales. Focus LATAM’s proposals explore social issues from the point of view of magic, surrealism and new realities.

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Constitución, Buenos Aires. Emerging-Focus LATAM 2021.
Llévame a conocer el oceano, Micaela Piñero 2019.

Beyond the main sections, every year Swab presents geographically localized programs, such as Video Box, this time focused on the Caribbean region. Curated by Karlo Andrei Ibarra and Yiyo Tirado, directors of KM02 gallery, this program will present a set of 5 audiovisual projects under the subject ”Emotional Landscapes”, and will explore the idea of a climate crisis affecting everyday environments. 

Following this line, the special program of this edition will focus on Eastern Europe, and will bring to Barcelona six emerging projects that explore the post-pandemic world from the vision of young artists. Among the participants of this Focus are Krupa Gallery, NoD, Ravnikar Gallery and Photoport.

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Krupa Gallery, Breslavia. Focus East of Europe 2021
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Another novelty this year is that Swab Performance, the fair’s performance program, is headed to the streets and will be carried out in the city’s exhibition spaces. The program will be curated by Gisela Chillida, who will select four performances to be presented in four Barcelona galleries during the two weeks prior to the fair. This change of format responds to the desire to generate a cultural circuit that runs through Barcelona and its most representative galleries. Chillida is committed to a curatorial line that (re)thinks the idea of presence, the occupation of a physical space in the now.

On the other hand, this years edition consolidates Swab Ephemeral, the installation section of the fair, presenting works by artists living in Barcelona’s creative factories. This year, the selection of curators Caterina Almirall and Margot Cuevas includes pieces by Joana Capella and Helena Vinent (La Escocesa)to kosie (Hangar) and Alexander Arilla (Fabra i Coats). This year’s artistic proposals have mostly a political, critical, social and feminist background, projects that will play with space and explore the interaction with the visitor.

Another of the fair’s ongoing curated programs is Swab on Paper, a section curated by Carolina Diez-Cascón that explores the possibilities of paper as a tool and as a technique. This year, Diez-Cascón explores a young society that oscillates between digital and analog, a reality that has surpassed the physical dimension, creating surreal panoramas through digital deformation or collage. Among the participants in this program are Transmitter and Montoro12.

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Moria Galería, Buenos Aires. Emerging-Focus LATAM 2021.
Una historia de la prestidigitacion, Laura Ojeda Bär 2020-2021.

Following the line of the usual programs, Swab continues to bet on its youngest proposals, Swab Seed and MYFAF. The former, the most experimental section of the fair, welcomes projects that escape the traditional gallery concept and work with alternative exhibition formats. Among the international participants are ad/adNew Jörg and AA Collections, among others, and the local spaces joining this edition, sponsored once again by the Fundació Vila Casas, are Chiquita RoomEspai ColonaFaseTangent Projects and The Green Parrot.

MYFAF, on the other hand, is positioned as the program for galleries that have just started their journeys, as it grants the participation of four exhibition spaces that have not yet participated in an art fair. This year’s participants are DuplexKino TonaláORR and Yudik One.

Finally, in its aim to explore new exhibition formats, Swab continues to make room for the publishing discipline with the Swab Reading program, a section that aims to give voice to projects halfway between publication and artistic object. This year’s participants are Monorhetorik and Rafael Melendez.

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Philosophical meditation, Larissa De Jesús Negrón, 2020.

Beyond its artistic program, Swab Barcelona maintains its satellite activities, such as Swab Thinks, a series of online talks and debates with curators and relevant professionals from the art world. On the other hand, Swab will maintain its space for children and families within the fair, Swab Kids, this year in collaboration with Plom Gallery and Grapat, which join forces to stimulate the creativity of the youngest art lovers and that will promote, in parallel, meetings between parents and mothers artists to have open conversations about family reconciliation with artistic practice.

Thus, Swab Barcelona is consolidated as a fair with a human dimension, which seeks to be a platform for the discovery of new voices of contemporary art from a sustainable cultural production and gender perspective. Finally, hand in hand with the digitalization platform ARTLAND, Swab maintains a virtualization of the fair parallel to the on-site event, giving everyone access to its proposals and favoring the international projection of its participants.

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Deat Row, Julius Reichel 2018.

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SWAB TALKS WITH… Roberta Bosco

“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 Roberta Bosco, journalist specialized in contemporary art and digital culture.

I am Roberta Bosco. I am art. I am Barcelona. I am Swab.


A word that describes Barcelona?
I think Barcelona is a city full of possibilities, but lately it reminds me of a video game, every day a new level, a new difficulty.

Is your place of creation, the studio, inspired by your city?
Yes, of course, but it doesn’t end with the suburbs. It extends like a chaotic world map that reflects all the places I have known and lived. 

If Barcelona was an art work, what would you name it?
If it were a work of art “Untitled”, if it were a novel “Desert of the Tartars” or “Trap 22” to emphasize its nature or virtue of being unresolved.

A place in the city that connects you with art?
I believe that art resides in the eye. However, if I had to guide someone for the first time in Barcelona I think I would start with the Borne. 

A message to young creatives?
Fly, you fools!

S W A B   W I T H   U S . . .

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Roberta Bosco is a specialized journalist in contemporary art and digital culture. Since 1998 she has written regularly for the newspaper El País. She is a correspondent from Spain for Il Giornale dell’Arte, the leading Italian art magazine. She collaborates with several Spanish and international media. Together with Stefano Caldana, she has curated several exhibitions, most recently Faces: A Dialogue between the Es Baluard Collection and the BEEP Collection of Electronic Art at Es Baluard in Palma de Mallorca, Creative Approximations at the Reus Art Museum and Harddiskmuseum in Virtual Reality at Arts Santa Mònica in Barcelona.
Her projects include the expanded and itinerant exhibition Donkijote.org at Laboral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial in Gijón, the participatory editorial experience ARCO Bloggers for the contemporary art fair ARCOmadrid and Remote Connection at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA), the first exhibition of net.art in a Spanish museum.
All her activity is gathered in the website El Arte en la Edad del Silicio (Art in the Silicon Age).

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Swab Seed 2021


Swab presents Swab Seed 2021

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Swab Seed showcases ten 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.

AA Collections, Vienna

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Chiquita Room, Barcelona

Espai Colona, Barcelona

Fase, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat

FILAF, Perpignan

GiG Munich, Munich

New Jörg, Vienna

Tangent Projects, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat

The Green Parrot, Barcelona

VF Art Projects, Luxembourg

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B E A S W A B B E R !

October 7 to 10, 2021.
Pabellón italiano (Fira de Montjuïc),
Barcelona, Spain.

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SWAB TALKS WITH… Barbara Aurell

“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 speak with Barbara Aurell, the interior designer who decorates art with love.

I am Barbara Aurell. I am art. I am Barcelona. I am Swab.


A word that describes Barcelona?
Home.

Is your place of creation, the studio, inspired by your city?  
Absolutely, for Barcelona and all the people who live there. When I’m in a creative process for a project I usually walk around the city to get inspired. I invite my clients to “stop” with me, observe their surroundings and tell me how they want to live.  

If Barcelona was an art work, what would you name it?
Blue

A place in the city that connects you with art?
I like to sit in front of MACBA and watch in silence and see the skaters with the white backdrop of the building in the background.

A message to young creatives?
Work hard, constantly and above all with passion. Travel and be inspired by everything around them. Be authentic and live intensely!

And how do you want to live?

S W A B   W I T H   U S . . .

Vocational interior designer and founder of Espacio Blanco Estudio, where she offers interior design services, architecture, creativity and markets her own furniture brand EEB.

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SWAB TALKS WITH… Jordi Montaña

“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 Jordi Montaña, President of FAD and professor emeritus at ESADE.

I am Jordi Montaña. I am art. I am Barcelona. I am Swab.


A word that describes Barcelona?
Open.

Is your place of creation, the studio, inspired by your city?
Yes, certainly, very much.

If Barcelona was an art work, what would you name it?
Spring dream.

A place in the city that connects you with art?
L’Eixample.

A message to young creatives?
Never stop working tirelessly.

S W A B   W I T H   U S . . .

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Jordi Montaña is currently the president of FAD, Foment de les Arts i el Disseny; vice-president I of the Xarxa Vives de Universitats, XVU, and emeritus professor at ESADE, Universitat Ramon Llull. He has developed in parallel an academic career to become university rector along with a professional career with various management positions related to design, innovation and culture. He has numerous scientific and popular publications.

SWAB TALKS WITH… Joina Canyet

“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 Joina Canyet, an artist hard to box in one music genre.

I am Joina Canyet. I am art. I am Barcelona. I am Swab.


A word that describes Barcelona?
Modernity.

Is your place of creation, the studio, inspired by your city?
Yes, Barcelona has inspired me a lot during the six years I’ve lived there. During the university stage, at Esmuc, I was able to be immersed in a lot of cultural activities, concerts, theater, cinema… new ways of seeing and approaching art and a lot of brilliant and inspiring people. Barcelona is a city full of culture and very very good musicians.

If Barcelona was an art work, what would you name it?
Sweet introduction to chaos.

A place in the city that connects you with art?
The Palau de la música.

A message to young creatives?
Creativity is in us from the day we are born, it is essential and permanent and it is what makes us feel alive and unique. I would tell everyone in the world not to stop cultivating it because it is one of the most beautiful and revolutionary things that exist.

S W A B   W I T H   U S . . .

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JOINA Canyet (Biure, 1996) is an artist hard to classify in a single music genre. She begins to enter the world of classical music with the piano as her main instrument and finishes her studies at the ESMUC in the specialty of classical piano performance.
The summer of 2017, she stays in Paris where she gets to know more deeply the modern and urban musical world that is present in France. There, she finds an ideal space to write poetry in the form of rap. It is at that time that she starts to create the project “Companyes”. This first album is released in November 2018 and the tour ends in September 2020, receiving very good reviews from the press and programmers.
After COMPANYES, an album of with a critical perspective, feminist and vindictive, the need arises to turn inward and she goes into the search for her “own refuge”. At this moment, the new album, ÓRBITA 9.18 was born and premiered in Barcelona on February 13, 2021.

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SWAB TALKS WITH… Jordi Canudas

“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 speak with Jordi Canudas, founder of his own design and product studio Jordi Canudas Studio and partner of the London design collective OKAY Studio.

I am Jordi Canudas. I am art. I am Barcelona. I am Swab.


A word that describes Barcelona?
Smile.

Is your place of creation, the studio, inspired by your city?
I am lucky to have a large window through which the magical light of Barcelona enters.

If Barcelona was an art work, what would you name it?
Turislandia.. There are too many tourists (when there is no covid!!).

A place in the city that connects you with art?
The streets, the parks, the bars, the museums, theaters, galleries…. I can’t think of anything that doesn’t connect me with art, although shopping malls are the places that are the most ungrateful to me.

A message to young creatives?
Be critical!

S W A B   W I T H   U S . . .

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Jordi’s practice develops from a conceptual base onto prototyping and testing with a direct approach to materials. Working in a wide range of fields from product design, product development, art direction, interiors and one-off production.
Jordi Canudas’ work has been exhibited internationally and can be found within the MoMA collection in New York and the design museum Die Neue Sammlung in Munich. His work has been featured in many major design publications and newspapers worldwide, such as Wallpaper, BluePrint, I.D. magazine, Salon Magazine and other international press.
In 2018 the Dipping Light project brought the studio Best of Year award from Interior Design magazine, Metropolis Likes and the Wallpaper* Design Award.

Sneak Peek: Swab Barcelona 2021

SWAB, BARCELONA’S CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR, CELEBRATES
ITS 14th EDITION FROM OCTOBER 7 TO 10

After the successful virtual edition of 2020, Swab returns to its on-site format to showcase the strength and color of the talent that emerged in the pandemic.

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Duplex, Lisbon. MYFAF 2021
View of the exhibition “Let Us Flop” 2020. 

On October 7, at the Italian Pavilion of Montjuïc, SWAB will welcome 80 local and international galleries, with a novelty: six galleries from Eastern Europe will reflect the latest proposals of the emerging European scene.

SWAB reaffirms its mission of being a platform for young talent, with an edition where strength and creativity will prevail as a result of a “new” world situation, where artistic manifestations are reborn with lively trends of light and color.

After the outstanding success of the virtual edition in 2020, Swab returns to be on-site, supporting responsible production, working with local agents and presenting, through its special programs, debates that focus on our relationship with the environment and sustainable futures.

As every year, the selection of participants will be in charge of the fair’s committee, formed by three curators; Jérôme Pantalacci, Domenico de Chirico and Omar López-Chahoud and three collectors; Giuseppe Casarotto, Jose Luis Lorenzo and Marie Elena Angulo.

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etHALL, Hospitalet de Llobregat. Programa General-Art Barcelona
Intersección Procesos, Diego Paonessa, Violeta Mayoral.

SWAB 2021 PROGRAMS
General Program.- the core of Swab’s program will present established galleries from the national and international scene. Swab will once again feature a selection of Art Barcelona galleries in order to strengthen the local fabric and strengthen relations with the city’s art scene.

Swab Emerging.- this subsection presents galleries with less than five years of experience and among those already confirmed are A.MORE Gallery (Milan), Andrea Festa Fine Art (Rome), Groc Projects (Badalona) and Selenas Mountain (New York). In addition, this year for the first time a Latin American Focus will be incorporated, which will bring to Barcelona the freshest of the Latin American scene under the curatorship of artist and co-director of PIEDRAS Gallery (Buenos Aires), Santiago Gasquet. The confirmed exhibitors of this focus are +Arte Galeria (Quito), Constitución (Buenos Aires), Moria Galeria (Buenos Aires), Margen (Santiago de Chile) and Selvanegra Galería (Buenos Aires).

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Selenas Mountain, New York. Swab Emerging 2021
These Opalescent Dreams of Mine: Amy Bravo, Larissa De Jesús Negrón, & Anjuli Rathod, Selenas Mountain, Ridgewood, NY, March-April 2021.Courtesy of Selenas Mountain.

Focus East of Europe: every year, Swab proposes a capsule program focused on a specific geographical area. For this edition, the fair presents emerging spaces from Eastern Europe. The following galleries have been announced: Kupra Gallery (Wroclaw), Ravnikar Gallery Space (Ljubljana), Zina Gallery (Cluj-Napoca) and Photoport (Bratislava).

Swab Seed.- Swab Seed is the fair’s section dedicated to exploring alternative exhibition formats that go beyond the traditional gallery concept. Thus, nomadic spaces, pop ups, artist collectives and self-managed spaces from all over the world will present their latest proposals within the framework of this program. In this line, following the initiative launched last year, Swab is once again joining forces with the Fundació Vila Casas to sponsor the participation of five alternative Catalan spaces.

The exhibitors of Swab Seed 2021 are AA Collections (Vienna), ad/ad (Hannover), New Jörg (Vienna) and VF Projects (Luxembourg). On the other hand, the participants of the program sponsored by Villa Casas Foundation are: Chiquita Room (Barcelona), Espai Colona (Barcelona), Tangent Projects (L’Hospitalet), The Green Parrot (Barcelona) and Fase (L’Hospitalet de Llobregat).

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ad / ad, Hannover. Swab Seed 2021
Installation View, of the Group Show, This Must Be The Place“ at ad/ad, 2017

Swab on Paper.– the On Paper program, curated by Carolina Diez-Cascón, explores the conceptuality and technique of this medium and will focus on photocollage, observing the deformations of photographic reality and the traditional paper-collage through the manipulation of the medium itself in response to a society that reflects on reality and identity. Two of the confirmed exhibitors in this program are Transmitter (New York) and Montoro12 (Brussels/Rome).


Swab Reading.- Swab Reading presents projects at the intersection of art and publishing and its exhibitors display publications that are halfway between the book and the art object.

Video Box.- Video Box strengthens its presence as a video art program at the fair, and will feature a series of audiovisual proposals from Mexico and Cuba in which the human and environmental factor and the new economic and social reality of these countries will make up a unique discourse and identity. This year’s selection will be in charge of the artistic collective Kino Tonalá (Mexico / Madrid).


My First Art Fair.- every year, Swab grants the participation of four international galleries that have never participated in a fair before. MYFAF is a space for the discovery of projects that have just entered the market, and this year’s exhibitors are Duplex (Lisbon), Kino Tonalá (Mexico City), ORR (Brescia) and Yudik One (Brescia).

Transmitter, Nueva York. Swab on Paper.

Swab Ephemeral.- Caterina Almirall returns to curate the fair’s installation program, this time along with Margot Cuevas. This curatorial duo will work Ephemeral showcasing works by artists residing in Barcelona’s Fábricas de creación: Hangar, Fabra i Coats and La Escocesa. This year, in addition, Swab joins forces with Els Amics de la Rambla and places part of the program’s installations on Barcelona’s La Rambla, revitalizing this emblematic area of the city and bringing culture closer to its citizens.

Swab Performance.- the novelty of a decentralized performance program, which brings this artistic discipline to the city’s galleries and is curated by David Armengol. Swab exhibitors belonging to Art Barcelona, in parallel to the proposals presented at the fair, will propose performative actions in their spaces in the city, opening their doors to citizens and generating a flow of visitors that transcends the walls of the pavilion.

A week before the fair, Swab will launch a series of debates, round tables and talks as part of the Swab Thinks series, a program that invites professionals from the art world to talk and reflect on the present and the future of the sector. This year, all dialogues will be held via video call and their recordings will be posted on the fair’s platforms for the benefit of all visitors.

Krupa Gallery, Breslavia. Focus East of Europe
Exhibition view “Reef” by Alicja Wroblewska, courtesy to Alicja Wroblewska and Krupa Gallery 

In addition to Swab’s artistic proposals, the fair will once again set up its resting area, Swab Picnic, headed by Flash Flash, one of the most emblematic and traditional restaurants in the city, a benchmark for Catalan gastronomy. Following the dynamics of previous editions, Swab will be committed to sustainable production, dispensing with plastic packaging and working with recyclable materials.

To warm up the engines, Swab relaunches the initiative launched last year and presents I am art, I am Barcelona, I am Swab, a series of interviews that seeks to generate a dialogue between personalities from different disciplines of the Catalan creative world to highlight the value of the artistic-cultural fabric of the city. In 2020 we had the participation of personalities such as Sergio Caballero (director of Sonar), Aina Clotet (actress), Javier Mariscal (designer), Ferran Adrià (chef) and Benedetta Tagliabue (architect), among others, and this year we hope to add the voice of many new talents.

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ADN Galería, Barcelona
General Program – Art Barcelona

Along with the exhibition proposals of the galleries, Swab offers different activities and satellite programs to the fair, so that the visitor can take away a complete and valuable experience that brings the visitor closer to the debates of the art world at a global level and discovers the freshest and most innovative proposals of the panorama.

In addition, each year Swab offers a program of prizes and acquisitions that support the fair’s exhibiting artists. Edition after edition, Swab expands its partnerships with public and private collections, in order to insert itself into the local collecting system and put creators and art buyers in contact with each other.

Finally, beyond the awards and acquisitions by companies and private collections, Swab carries out a collectors’ program that, through activities parallel to the fair and organized tours, involves the most relevant local and international collectors of the current artistic context.

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