Acquisitions program 2022

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Dilalica team gallery with Swab director

Sorigué Foundation Collection

The Sorigué Foundation is strongly committed to culture, creating in 2000 a collection of contemporary art, considered today one of the most important in Spain. In 2015 the collection was awarded the Art and Patronage prize, promoted by the “La Caixa” foundation; and the GAC prize for collecting in 2017.

Acquisition: Rocío Olivares. Dilalica

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Massimiliano Lorenzelli director of L.U.P.O Lorenzelli Projects with Annalisa Scandroglio from ArtSuper Collection

ArtSuper Collection

ArtSuper’s acquisitions choose to emphasize the diversity and possible dialogue of contemporary practice between different cultures.
Their collection wants to reveal how some artists cleverly deal with the narrative of the major and minor aspects of everyday life, guiding us with their experimentation.

Acquisition: Giuditta Branconi. L.U.P.O Lorenzelli Projects

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Diana Llamazares director of Llamazares with Manuel Exposito from VisualSign Collection and Swab director

Manuel Exposito Collection – Visualsign

VisualSign Collection is an eclectic tour of artists from the 1950s to the present day. The evolution of the collection began in 1995 with the purchase of a first multiple piece, since then it has been completed with the artistic currents of those years to contemporary art today, through works of art pop, street art, hyperrealism and conceptual with critical character. They are currently betting on young national artists, whose work moves us and transmits sensations to us; with this they are trying to support, as far as possible, the current artistic panorama.

Acquisition: Alejandro Botubol Bolaños. Galería Llamazares

The Director of Swab Barcelona, the Director of the Palmadotze Gallery, the Director of the Foundation, the artist Eva Miquel and Mr. Carmen and Mr. Luis Bassat

Carmen & Lluís Bassat Collection

The Bassat Collection is one of the most representative collections of what has been the Catalan art of the second half of the twentieth century. The intention of the Collection is to contribute, through the exhibition of its funds, to the explanation of the events and movements that have led to the art of our time. It has more than 3,000 original works, of which some 2,500 are paintings and drawings and 500 are sculptures, and is complemented by a large collection of graphic works.
In this edition of Swab Barcelona The Carmen and Luis Bassat Foundation acquired a total of 6 works from 3 galleries: three drawings by the artist Victoria Liguori from the ESAA Unquillo Gallery, two drawings by Eva Miquel from the Palmadotze Gallery and a photograph by Xavi Bou from Lab 36.

Acquisitions:
Eva Miquel. Palmadotze
Victoria Liguori, Galería ESAA Unquillo
Xavi Bou, Lab 36

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Daniel Pagano with Romina Casile and Joaquin Diez-Cascón

José Luis Lorenzo Collection

The José Luis Lorenzo Collection is one of the most complete collections of contemporary art in Argentina, with the singularity of being in permanent dialogue with antiques, design objects, and handcrafted productions that are also part of the collection. With the intention of promoting local and national artistic productions, the collection began to grow in the 1990s. All techniques and disciplines are represented, although a certain predilection for photographic productions can be recognized.

Acquisition: Romina Casile. Subsuelo

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Francisco Sánchez Rivas, Steffie Phippen, Joaquin Diez-Cascón (Swab Barcelona Director), Guillermo Garcia Cruz, Carla Zerbes Zielinsky (partner-director of Zielinsky) with Zielinsky gallery member

La Escalera

The La Escalera project led by Steffie Phippen and Francisco Sánchez-Rivas on a farm in Vall d’Albaida (Valencia) integrates their two great passions: contemporary art, agriculture and the exchange of ideas.

Acquisition: Guillermo Garcia Cruz. Zielinsky

VANGAR directors, Elisa Montesinos and Amalio Vanaclocha, with Manuel Elizalde and Choli Fuentes

Laura González director of Chiquita Room with Swab director and Kells Art Collection members.

Kells Art Collection

Kells art collection was established in 1996, as a result of the approach of Juan Manuel Elizalde and Choli Fuentes to the world of Art.
At present, the Collection is made up of several hundred works, with an eclectic character, reflecting their interests and the themes for which they feel a special affection and sensitivity: language and communication in its different fields occupy an important part of the Collection.

Acquisitions:
Vicent Machí. VANGAR
Alba Yruela. Chiquita Room