• The 11th edition of Art Madrid shows 46 galleries and works of over 200 contemporary artists.
• There are 19 new galleries on the General Program AM16.
• Great participation of foreign galleries (over 30%) from Germany, Italy, France, Greece, Cuba, Portugal, Latvia and Taiwan.
• #ONEPROJECT program, curated by Carlos Delgado Butler, with Ogami Press (Madrid), Nuca Area (Santander) or Plom Gallery (Barcelona), among others.
Art Madrid Contemporary Art Fair celebrates its eleventh edition from 24 to 28 February, 2016, in the Crystal Gallery of CentroCentro Cibeles, with 46 galleries and a significant participation of international exhibitors.
For the third onsecutive year, during the Madrid Art Week, the heart of the city is full of contemporary art proposals with the more than 200 artists that we will enjoy at the contemporary art fair Art Madrid. In the General Program of the fair this year involved 27 Spanish galleries: 3 Punts Galeria, Miquel Alzueta Gallery, Gallery Marc Calzada, Artur Ramon Art, Balaguer Gallery and El Quatre Art Gallery, from Barcelona; Materna y Herencia, BAT Alberto Cornejo, Hispanica Contemporánea (Madrid-Mexico), Kreisler Gallery and El Cisne Gallery, from Madrid; Alba Cabrera and Gallery Benlliure, both from Valencia; Aurora Vigil-Escalera Art Gallery, Gijon; Montenegro and Moret Art, from Vigo and La Coruña. This year 11 new galleries enjoy the fair: Alonso Vidal Gallery and Trama Gallery, Barcelona; Artizar Gallery (La Laguna, Tenerife), cis-art (nomadic gallery), Espiral (Noja, Cantabria), Kir Royal Gallery (Valencia), Vanguardia Gallery (Bilbao), Gallery Veintinueve 06/13 (Mallorca), Pep Llabrés Art Contemporary (Mallorca) and Estampa and Marita Segovia, from Madrid. Special mention to the big participation of foreign galleries (11 in the General Program) in Art Madrid'16 with Art Lounge Gallery (Lisbon, Portugal), Collage Habana Gallery (Havana, Cuba) and Moleiro's Gallery (Cuba), Schmalfuss Berlin (Berlin, Germany) and 100 Kubik (Cologne, Germany), Yiri Arts (Taipei, Taiwan), Kaplanon Galleries (Athens, Greece), Maksla XO (Riga, Latvia), Norty Mécénat (Paris, France), Alba Area Gallery (Brescia, Italy) and Unique Gallery (Turin, Italy).
Alfonso de la Torre, art critic and member of the Selection Committee AM16, has explained that "it was not only highlighting the best proposals but also creating a diverse and appealing offer to the audience, because we understand it has both specialists as a new generation of collectors and interested in contemporary art. "
In #ONEPROJECT program, with eight projects in 'solo-show' and curated by Carlos Delgado Mayordomo, will participate: Alejandro Gallery (Barcelona), Nuca Area (Santander), Espacio Valverde (Madrid), Galerie Voss (Duesseldorf involved, Germany), Mojacar Factory Art (Mojacar, Almeria), Ogami Press (Madrid), Plom Gallery (Barcelona) and synchresis (Empoli, Florence, Italy). The artists who represent this project will reveal in detail very soon.
And, as appetiser, some activities of the Parallel Program AM16: lectures, panel discussions, workshops, meetings... dedicated to ART&GENDER, identity, roles and visibility of women in the world of art.
The Palacio de Cibeles (Madrid), with its 2,800m2, will gather about fifty galleries divided between the General Program (galleries of contemporary art and 'emerging art') and One Project, a parallel program that includes eight “solo show” projects of galleries with less than 5 years of experience. The Galería de Cristal is located in the main hub of Madrid´s Art Promenade, near the Prado Museum, Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and Reina Sofía Art Museum.
One fine body…
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