Vila Casas Foundation – Photography Award
The Vila Casas Foundation, an institution founded in 1986 by the pharmaceutical entrepreneur Antoni Vila Casas, is a private non-profit organization whose main objective is to promote Catalan contemporary art.
The essence of the Vila Casas Foundation is tradition, culture and language, the axes of identity of our country.
Through four exhibition spaces that are part of our architectural legacy – Can Framis Museum and Volart Spaces, in Barcelona; Can Mario Museum and Palau Solterra Museum, in Palafrugell and Torroella de Montgrí, Girona –
The Foundation thus becomes a platform from which to promote contemporary artistic practice. In the socio-health field, the Foundation develops research work that establishes a bridge of dialogue between health professionals, the media and society.
Winner: María Acha-Kutscher, ADN Galería, Barcelona.
MANGO – Best Emerging Artist Award
Mango renews its commitment to contemporary art for another year and awards the best emerging artist of Swab Barcelona 2020, acquiring a work that will become part of its collection.
Jury: Joan David Rivera and Clara Cot
Winner: Alan Carrasco, ADN Galería, Barcelona.
DKV – Best Spanish Artist Award
Year after year, DKV awards the best Spanish artist represented by one of our participant galleries, and acquires one of their pieces for it to be included in the DKV Seguros collection.
Jury: Alicia Ventura, Juan Bta. Peiró and Josep Santacreu
Winner: Lucía C.Pino, Ana Mas Projects, Barcelona.
Colección Diezy7 – Best Work on Paper Award
Created in 2008, this award consists of the acquisition of a work to become part of the Diezy7 collection. This award is aimed at emerging artists with works on paper or drawings.
Jury: Joaquín Diez-Cascón
Winner: “Proyecciones”, Nancy La Rosa. 80m2 Livia Benavides, Lima.
Espronceda Center for Art & Culture – Artistic Residency Award
Espronceda is collaborating for the second time with Swab Barcelona by offering an artistic residency in its Barcelona facilities to an artist exhibiting at the fair.
Jury: Holger Sprengel, Savina Tarsitano, Henrik Sprengel, Maribel Navarro Cortes, Joan Abello and Milode Prieto Desmond
Paula Cortazar, Gallery Nosco, Marsella
Luke Kelsey, Groc Projects, Badalona
Swab Barcelona – Best Art Proposal Award
During the fair, the directors of Swab and the members of the Selection Committee choose their favourite booths. The most voted gallery is awarded with the Best Proposal Award, and is granted with a a free of charge participation to the next edition of Swab.