Selection of established national and international galleries with a remarkable trajectory in the contemporary art circuit.
Exhibitors will be published soon
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
Groc Projects, Badalona
Selenas Mountain, New York
+ 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
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
GiG Munich, Munich
New Jörg, Vienna
VF Projects, Luxembourg
Sponsored spaces by Fundació Vila Casas:
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.
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
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.
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.