Best Gallery Award by Fundació Banc Sabadell


This award consists on the election of the Best Gallery at Swab Barcelona, and the acquisition by Banc Sabadell Foundation of an artwork from the winning gallery for its collection.

President of the Jury: Miquel Molins, Banc Sabadell Foundation president.

Members of the Jury: Josep Maria Civit (Collector), Jérôme Pantalacci, (Art-O-Rama director) and Glòria Picazo, (Art La Panera Center director).

Winner: Galerie Alain Gutharc.

Estefania Peñafiel Loaiza Artwork


DKV Award- Best Spanish Artist


Consists on the acquisition by DKV Seguros of an artwork of a Spanish artist participating in Swab Barcelona 2015 for its contemporary art collection.

President of the Jury: President Josep Santa Creu Bonjoch, Chief Executive Officer DKV Seguros

Members of the Jury: Alicia Ventura, (Program Arteria DKV adviser and curator), Inmaculada Corcho (ABC Museum director) and Candela Soldevilla (Collector).

Winner; Laura González Cabrera. Galeria Angeles Baños.


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Photo:  DKV Jury with Angeles Baños galerist.



MANGO young artist Award

Through a specialized jury, MANGO will award and purchase an artwork of an emerging artist of the participating galleries at Swab Barcelona.

President of the Jury: Frans Bonet, Image Director of Mango.

Members of the Jury: Josep Juanpere (Architect and collector), Harold Berg (Collector), Jaime Sordo (9915 Collector Association president) and  Natalia Chocarro (Vilacasas Foundation).

Winner; Adrián Espinós. Galeria Trama.


Photo: Winner artwork of Adrían Espinós with the collectors Harold Berg and Joaquin Diez-Cascón



Grisart Photography Award that will be ceded to the MACBA Foundation Barcelona.


This Award consists on the adquisition of one photography selected within all the pieces presented at Swab 2015 by the 65 participating galleries. The photo will be selected by a specialized jury in photography and will be ceded to the MACBA Foundation of Barcelona.

President of the Jury: Albert Gusi (Grisart director and visual artist).

Members of the Jury: Rafa Badia (photographer, graphic editor and teaching),  Enric Montes (Photographer) and Juan Redón (Architect and collector).

Winner; Luis Macías. etHall Dibujo Contemporáneo Gallery


WCsurfers-copyJBPhotography:  Luis Macías. WC surfers.


Lluís Coromina Foundation Award


Lluis Coromina Foundation Award for the Best Catalan Artistwith the support of bonart cultural. Consists on the acquisition of a work of a Catalan artist participating in Swab Barcelona 2015.

President of the jury : Lluís Coromina,  Lluís Coromina Foundation president.

Jurors: Joan M. Minguet (President of the Catalan Association of Critics of art), Montse Badia (Critic of Art and Artistic Director in Cal Cego), Ricard Planas (Critic of art and director of bonart cultural), Eulalia Grau (artist) and Quim Tugas (Colector).

Winner; Gonzalo Elvira. Galeria Sicart.

2º Winner; Arts Coming pack. 1ªEdition.



Photo:  Gonzalo Elvira Artwork. La mesa de J.. Ink on map, 70x50cm, 2015.

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Photo: Arts coming pack



Idea Art Marset Award

This award, following Marset desire to start a collection of emerging contemporary art, consists on the acquisition of a work that represents a design innovation or creativity in Swab Barcelona 2015. Being rewarded the author and the artist gallery.

President of the Jury: Javier Marset (Marset director).

Members of the Jury Joaquin Diez-Cascón (Collector), Ramon Canals (Architect) and Miquel Planas (Fine Arts school professor).

Winner; Theo Firmo. Galeria Javier Silva.




Photo1: Javier Silva Galerist and Xavier Marset jwith te Theo Firmo artwork / Foto2: Theo Firmo Artwork.



Drawing Award by Col.lecció Diezy7

Swab Drawing Prize is an award created in 2008 consisting of the acquisition of a work by the collection Diezy7. The winning artwork is selected from participating artworks and presented during the days of Swab by a jury of prominent members of the contemporary art world for their work as curators, critics and collectors. Swab Drawing Prize is aimed at emerging artists with works on paper or other media in the category drawing.

President of the Jury: Fernando Romero Simó (MOMA adviser).

Member of the Jury: Ariadna Ramonetti, (Curator), Fernando Fernández (collector) and Joaquin Diez-Cascón (Swab Barcelona director and Diezy7 private collection).


Photo: Artwork of Gabriela Ciancimino