Exhibitors 2021

General Program

Selection of established national and international galleries with a remarkable trajectory in the contemporary art circuit.

Exhibitors will be published soon


Emerging

Swab Emerging is a subsection of the General Program, presenting galleries with less than five years of trayectory.

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

A.MORE Gallery, Milano

Andrea Festa Fina Art, Rome

BARK BERLIN GALLERY, Berlin

CAVE-AYUMIGALLERY, Tokyo

Groc Projects, Badalona

Selenas Mountain, New York

LATAM Focus:

+ Arte Galería, Quito

Constitución, Buenos Aires

Margen, Santiago de Chile

Moria Galería, Buenos Aires

Selvanegra Galería, Buenos Aires

Vigil Gonzales, Cuzco


Focus East of Europe

Krupa Gallery, Breslavia

NoD, Prague

Ravnikar gallery, Liubliana

Photoport, Bratislava

Zina Gallery, Cluj-Napoca

More exhibitors will be published soon


Swab Seed

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

ad / ad, Hannover

FILAF, Perpignan

GiG Munich, Munich

New Jörg, Vienna

VF Projects, Luxembourg

Sponsored spaces by Fundació Vila Casas:

Chiquita Room, Barcelona

Espai Colona, Barcelona

Fase, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat

Tangent Projects, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat

The Green Parrot, Barcelona


Swab on Paper

This year again, Swab presents the program Swab On Paper, curated by Carolina Diez-Cascón, which explores the conceptuality and technique of this medium.
This edition focuses on photocollage, observing the deformations of photographic reality and the classic paper-collage through the manipulation of the medium itself in response to a society that reflects on its own reality and identity.

Montoro12, Brussels and Rome

Artists: Larissa Sansour and Steve Sabella

Transmitter, New York

Artist: Andrea Monti

More exhibitors will be published soon


Swab Reading

Swab Barcelona presents Swab Reading, 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

Monorhetorik, Amsterdam

Rafael Melendez, London


Video Box

Video Box presents its second edition, this time curated by KM02, and will feature a series of audiovisual proposals from caribbean artists.

Exhibitors will be soon published


My First Art Fair

Selection of four 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.

Duplex, Lisbon

Kino Tonalà, Ciudad de México

ORR, Brescia

Yudik One, Brescia


Ephemeral

Curated by Caterina Almirall and Margot Cuevas, this program presents installation proposals by artists in residence at the Fàbriques de Creació in Barcelona: Fabra i Coats, Hangar and La Escocesa. The works exhibited in this section play with space and interaction with the visitor.

La Escocesa, Barcelona

Artists: Joana Capella and Helena Vinent

Hangar, Barcelona

Artist: to kosie (Katarzyna Kosierdarzka)

Fabra i Coats, Barcelona

Artist: Alexander Arilla