Art Madrid'24 – Art Photo Bcn holds its third edition

 

 

Bring the public to the emerging picture to turn on the art circuit including new talents and creative values ??in the art scene, to strengthen the work of galleries specializing in photography ... With these objectives starts the third edition of the fair and festival of photography Art Photo Barcelona held from 27 to 29 May 2016 at the Hotel chic & basic Ramblas.

 

 

 

 

Art Photo Bcn has been created and developed by Isabel Lazaro art historian, curator and gallerist with Paolo Maistri, artistic promoter previously responsible for projects such as the Design Miami fair in Basel and Miami. They have created an exhibition platform for new photographers in a relaxed atmosphere in which the creators have the opportunity to explain their project to the "visionadores" (university professors, established artists, gallery owners, cultural managers and curators, museum directors and Foundations) and the selection committee, and receive important feed back. In this edition, the committee is formed by Gonzalo Golpe (independent editor), Moritz Neumüller (independent curator), Semíramis González (independent curator), Simona Rota (Photographer), Gerard Calderón (artist and cultural manager), Paolo Maistri (Art Photo Bcn), Isabel Lazaro (Art Photo Bcn), Stefano Marchei (Art Photo BCN) and Ariadna Serra (designer).

 

 

 

 

Exhibitors
Eva Díez - Renacer
Arte a un click, Irene Cruz, Leila Amat and David Catá
Noorforart Gallery (Aix en Provence) Johann Fournier, Caroline Leite, Laetitia Lesaffre
Jonathan Kugel (London) Anthony Valon, Vianney Le Caer, Darwin Sinke Van Tongeren
Zero Gallery (Oosterhout, Netherlands) Eny Lopez.
The Catascopio (Barcelona) Javier Hirschfeld, Mário Macilau, Victor Omar Diop
Fifty Dots (Barcelona) Lídia Vives, Xose Casal, Dani Garcia Saraiba
Zero (Madrid) Miguel Angel Rego Gallery
Art Deal project (Barcelona) Patricio Cassinoni

 

 

 

 

Art Photo Bcn also offers a program of activitieswith the Workshop Local regeneration through photography with Cecilio Puertas, the conference "A path" project by the photographer Eva Díez, WOMEN LOOKING WOMEN project by Mila Abadía, workshop about the creative photography with Irene Cruz and Leila Amat , the conference TWO EYES AND A DESTINATION with Miguel Trillo and the roundtable "Teaching ways of looking", visions of contemporary photography with Carmen Dalmau (EFTI), Pedro Vicente (ELISAVA), Camila Maffei and Eugeni Gay Marin (the Observatory) and Arianna Rinaldo as moderator.

 


 

“I paint in a completely free way, I don't have a plan, it's chaotic, but everything has a reason. I don't prepare anything before I start painting, what I paint is what I feel or try to communicate at that moment, so it changes a lot (from one work to another)”.

Chão limpo e o resto. Mixed media on canvas. 2023. Ana Malta. Courtesy of the artist.

Cultura Inquieta once again joins the experience of discovering and celebrating creative talent within the broad spectrum of artistic expressions present at Art Madrid'24. As a supporter of culture and contemporary art, its commitment to promoting and supporting emerging artists is reflected in a special initiative in this edition: highlighting and supporting the work of the REVELATION ARTIST of the 19th edition.

Só durmo na minha almofada. Mixed media on canvas. 2023. Ana Malta. Courtesy of the artist.

In this context, Ana Malta emerges into the contemporary art scene with a fresh voice and her own visual aesthetic. Born in Lisbon in 1996, Malta is a talented visual artist and freelance designer who has captivated the public with her distinctive approach and bold exploration of the beauty of everyday spaces through her investigations of color.

Her studies in Painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon, as well as her Master's Degree in Creative Industries Management at the Catholic University of Portugal in Porto, have provided a solid foundation for her artistic practice. Currently, she also collaborates in the Communication and Production Office of Carpintarias de São Lázaro - Centro Cultural e Galeria Belo-Galsterer, showing her commitment to the cultural fabric of her community. She is also part of the artistic collective VÊS.TRÊS.

Ana Malta has been recognized in several platforms and media, including the 14th Edition of QUADRANTE, Melancia Mag and the SCROLL program of the RTP2 channel. Her participation in the book (AS)ARTISTAS - Ensaio Gráfico sobre Histórias e Práticas Artísticas no Feminino and in the April 21st Edition of Nova Awareness Club underlines her impact and relevance in the contemporary art scene.

Só um é que ganha. Mixed media on canvas. 2023. Ana Malta. Courtesy of the artist.

Ana Malta's work is characterized by her exploration of color, patterns, composition, and texture. These elements are not only vehicles of her plastic and visual expression, but also embody an intimate dialogue between aesthetic restlessness and the transformation of error into opportunity.

It is exciting to see Ana Malta make her debut at Art Madrid'24, represented by Galeria São Mamede (STAND B3). Her presence promises to further enrich the artistic experience of the event, inviting the public to approach the visually captivating and conceptually stimulating universe that the artist creates to narrate the chaos she rearranges in shapes and colors.

Não fico pendurada. Mixed media on canvas. 2023. Ana Malta. Courtesy of the artist.

In a world in constant movement, Ana Malta reminds us of the importance of experimentation and continuous exploration in the search for authentic and sincere artistic expression.

Her work has been REVEALED to us in the 19th edition of ART MADRID, thanks to the precise point of view of CULTURA INQUIETA as a testimony of the transforming power of art. In her hands, the entropy of forms brings us the possible memory of an endless summer; the luminosity of the sun becomes the caress of everyday life; we may even be surprised by the formula of happiness turned into a companion animal.

Ana Malta's pieces combines the restlessness of a space that appears to be in a state of chaos with the delicate synesthesia of vibrating at the velocity of light, nuances, lines and colors in her paintings.