Selection of established national and international galleries with a remarkable trajectory in the contemporary art circuit.
*Associated galleries of Art Barcelona.
ADN Galería*, Barcelona
Ana Mas Projects*, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat
ATM Galería, Gijón
Aural Galería, Alicante
Badr El Jundi, Marbella
Cosita Rica Galería, Lima
Espacio Mínimo, Madrid
etHALL*, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat
Factoría Santa Rosa, Santiago de Chile
Galería Alegría*, Barcelona
Galería del Paseo, Lima
Galería Fran Reus, Mallorca
Galería Punto, Valencia
Galería Senda*, Barcelona
Galería Zielinsky*, Barcelona
Galerie de la Scep, Marseille
Galerie Ulf Larsson, Cologne
Gallery Nosco, Marseille
House of Chappaz*, Barcelona/Valencia
Km 0.2, San Juan
La Única galería, El Salvador
Lily Robert, Paris
Max Estrella, Madrid
Montoro 12 Gallery, Brussels/Rome
Pabellón 4, Buenos Aires
Patricia Fleming, Glasgow
Piedras Galería, Buenos Aires
Set Espai d’Art, Valencia
SGR Galería, Bogotá
Suburbia Contemporary, Barcelona
Zeller Van Almsick, Vienna
3 Punts Galería*, Barcelona
More 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 Fine Art, Rome
BARK BERLIN GALLERY, Berlin
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 Eastern 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
NVS Studio, Lisbon
VF Art 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
Swab presents the Video Box program: “Emotional Landscapes”, curated by Karlo Andrei Ibarra & Yiyo Tirado.
Artists from the region of Central America and the Caribbean are the focus of this year’s Video Box program at the Swab Barcelona fair, as a special program dedicated to the latest video art proposals.
A total of 5 audiovisual projects will be presented under the theme ” Emotional Landscapes”. The proposals below examine the idea of climatic crises that affect everyday environments from the perspective of uncertainty, provisionality and loss as discursive elements to understand social space as well as political space.
Historically, to speak of the Caribbean is to speak of fragmentation, neo-colonial economic relations, forced migration, exodus, it is to speak of that instertitium where life is speculated at the pace of exoticization and exploitation through unsustainable development models based on extractivism.
In short, it is to speak of a region with multiple cultural, social, political and economic symptomatologies. We take then the idea of the Caribbean not only from the point of view of independent spaces and galleries from that regional component, but we extend the invitation to spaces that coexist and resist from other cities, latitudes and/or trenches, tempering themselves to multiple realities of artistic production.
Within the framework of this edition “Emotional Landscapes” traces and weaves through 5 proposals the internal crises that in turn go into the social, environmental, political and above all human imaginary.
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.