Swab Barcelona 2019 Last Call



The countdown for Swab Barcelona 2019's application deadline has started: we are closing inscriptions on the 10th of May

The Selection Committee for this edition, integrated by four curators and four collectors, will review and evaluate the artistic proposals received:

Omar López-Chahoud

Omar López-Chahoud is the Artistic Director and Curator of UNTITLED, and as an independent curator he has   curated and co-curated numerous exhibitions in the United States and internationally. Most recently, he curated the Nicaraguan Biennial in March 2014. López-Chahoud has participated in curatorial panel discussions at Artists' Space, Art in General, MoMA PS1, and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. López-Chahoud earned MFAs from Yale University School of Art, and the Royal Academy of Art in London.




Jérôme Pantalacci

Founder and director of ART-O-RAMA, the contemporary art fair of Marseille. Previously, he worked at the Roger Pailhas Gallery and the “Art dealers” organization, the art fair by invitation created by Roger Pailhas, held inside the 1000 m² gallery space. Regarding his academic career, Pantalacci graduated from a master's degree in visual arts at the University of Aix-Marseille.





Domenico de Chirico

Domenico de Chirico is an independent curator from Italy. Born in Bari in 1983, he lives and works in Milan. From 2011 until 2015 he was a professor in “Visual Culture” and “Trend Research” at Milan’s European Institute of Design (IED). He collaborates with a number of international artists, galleries, institutions, art fairs, art prizes, and magazines worldwide. He has been artistic director at DAMA Fair, Turin since 2016. He was also a visiting tutor at Goldsmiths, University of London (2018); Network Event for Young Curators, LISTE – Art Fair Basel, Basel (2018). Upcoming exhibitions and researches (2019/20): Swab Barcelona Contemporary Art Fair, Barcelona (committee member); Matteo Olivero Award 2019 (advisor), among others; Exhibitions in various venues and cities, among which: Moscow, Turin, Milan, Venice, Montréal, Hamburg, Tbilisi, Zürich, Munich, Pozna?, Berlin, Istanbul, and so forth.



David Armengol

This independent curator combines his curatorial task with other activities such as cultural management and teaching. His projects have been seen in spaces like Caixaforum Barcelona (2008), Matadero Madrid (2010), Fundació Joan Miró de Barcelona (2012-2013), Fabra i Coats Centre d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (2014), EAC – Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo de Montevideo, Uruguay (2015) or Bòlit Centre d’Art Contemporani de Girona (2016). Armengol is part of the curatorial team of BcnProducció (2016-2019) and teaches a project development subject at IDEP Barcelona (Escuela de Fotografía, Moda y Diseño). He is currently curating an exhibition about the collection of MACBA (2017-2019) and is co-curating the Urugay Pavilion at the Venice Biennal 2019.



Giuseppe Casarotto 

Giuseppe Casarotto, executive engineer, collector of contemporary art based in Bergamo Italy, He is president of the ClubGAMEC, a cultural association that promotes and supports the Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery of Bergamo, with which he is the founder of the Club GAMeC Prize, Casarotto is also co-founder of Seven-Gravity-Collection, a private group focused on the acquisition of video art works and on the promotion of young video artists.




Alberto i Ginette Rebaza

The Rebaza Collection started off focusing on Peruvian contemporary art, but it developed into including art from Latin America and, nowadays, into featuring art from European countries, especially Spain and Portugal. The collection includes installation, photography, video and sculpture.

Alberto and Ginette like to surround themselves with art. They are attracted to the balance between content and aesthetic: artworks that both communicate experiences and reflections and show interest in form and beauty.

Alberto and Ginette founded “La Residencia de Al Lado”, a program that allows interaction between local and international creators, boosting the peruvian artistic scene around the world.



Marlise Jozami

Marlise Jozami, journalist specializing in international politics, curator and art collector, is vice president of Fundación Foro del Sur and editor of Archivos del Presente and the Argentine chapter of Foreign Policy.
In Brazil, she produced and curated non-commercial exhibitions such as “Miles Davis” (co-production with the Cite de la Musique); “Aesthetic Punk” (co-production with the Festival of Arles); “Argentina Hoy” (first platform of divulgation in Brazil of contemporary Argentine art); “Obra Gráfica de Antonio Berni” and “Arte Américas” that brought together 100 artists from 63 countries. Moreover, she is the international advisor of BIENALSUR – International Biennial of Contemporary Art of South America, event held simultaneously in more than 20 countries.
In France, she promoted the creation of the Latin American Committee of the Pompidou Center, of which she is a patron, having donated important works so that Argentine art could be represented in that collection. She is also elected patron of the Reina Sofía Museum Foundation in Madrid, aswell as a member of the “Vivre en Couleurs” collectors program of the Cartier Foundation.




Cal Cego is a private collection with no permanent exhibition venue. The Cal Cego project started in 2006 with the incorporation of Montse Badia as artistic director, part of the collection as a work tool from which we can establish collaborations with different agents. Following our aim to generate and share knowledge, since 2006 we promote, in collaboration with the University of Barcelona IL3, the Master in Contemporary Art: Context, Mediation and Management.

The collection has evolved organically and has been emphasizing different focuses of interest, starting with works related to architecture and public spaces, to end up focusing in works of a more conceptual nature and / or reflecting around to the image, the collective memory or the status of the artist, among others.