Swab Awards


Womankind. Saudade, María María Acha-Kutscher, ADN Galería, Barcelona.

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.

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Papel mojado, Alan Carrasco. 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.

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Full Fantom Five. Lucía C.Pino. Ana Mas Projects

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.

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Proyecciones, Nancy La Rosa. 80m2 Livia Benavides, Lima.

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.

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Scar From, Paula Cortazar. Gallery Nosco, Marsella.

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

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Lily Robert, with a solo show de Jonas Wijtenburg. General Program.

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.