About SWAB

01 – 04 October 2020

Swab Barcelona is an international art fair that brings together galleries, artists, curators and collectors from all around the world to showcase and discuss the latest trends in the international emerging scene.

It is a place to discover the most innovative artistic proposals and meet the local and international artists from all disciplines who are pushing the boundaries of expression and tracing the course of the art scene for coming years. In 2019, Swab Barcelona celebrates its 13th edition, from the 1st to 4th of October, welcoming around 75 galleries from the 5 continents, close to 15,000 visitors, and a large number of curated programs, prizes, and activities that trascend the fair walls to bring art to the Barcelona citizens.

Our History

Founded in 2006 by collector Joaquín Díez-Cascón, the fair remains true to its initial goals of breaking with the elitist and hermetic idea that often surrounds the contemporary art scene and making it accessible to the general public. At the same time, Swab aims to create opportunities for artists, galleries, and curators to break into the art market. “Swab Barcelona was born out of a need to join two of my passions: my home city of Barcelona and contemporary art. I wanted to create a space where I could share the artistic expressions and ideas that fascinated me at the time with Barcelona and its citizens” (Joaquín Díez-Cascón).

Our Selection Committee

Swab Barcelona’s 2020 Selection Committee is integrated by:

  • Jérôme Pantalacci, independent curator and director of Art-o-Rama
  • Domenico de Chirico, independent curator and director of DAMA
  • Omar López-Chahoud, independent curator and director of UNTITLED
  • Giuseppe Casarotto, collector
  • Marlise Hilesca, collector
  • Alberto & Ginette Rebaza, collector


PABELLÓN ITALIANO (Z.6). FERIA BARCELONA (in front of Font Màgica de Montjuïc)

Plaça de Carles Buïgas, 8,

08038 Barcelona,




Thursday, October 1st
4 pm. Collectors Preview (invitation only)
6 pm. Official Opening of Swab Barcelona 2020 (invitation only)

Friday, October 2nd
4 pm to 9 pm. Open to General Public

Saturday, October 3rd
12 pm to 9 pm. Open to General Public

Sunday, October 4th
12 pm to 8 pm Open to General Public