Art Madrid'24 – Lewis Baltz work can be seen in Madrid in the MAPFRE Foundation, in the Bárbara de Braganza showroom.

Lewis Baltz: “Piazza Pugliese”



Lewis Baltz (Newport Beach, California, 1945-Paris, 2014) was an American photographer who was first made known by the movement New topographics along with other well-known names like Robert Adams, Bern and Hilla Becher or Nicholas Nixon. Recognized as one of the most important photographers of the 20th century, he was able to impose his idea of "landscape" away from the idealized canons in which other artists worked. He used as a medium of expression the cultural line of the 60s and 70s. He was a contemporary artist to the events that surrounded him.




“Newport Beach” © Lewis Baltz




Baltz began his artistic career at the young age of 12 years old. After absorbing all the knowledge of its mentor, William Current, it took its own way capturing the consequences of the landscape of the American ideals. The exhibition, presented as an anthology of the artist, brings together a vision of his entire career. The new media era and the events surrounding him were his source of inspiration. The binomial between historical fact and simulated make the loss of access to reality is reflected in works like "Rule without exception". As noted by the curator of the exhibition "Lewis Baltz was able to create his own language, to make us see the urban landscape as a busy place."




View of the exhibition Le, “Sala Bárbara de Braganza” © Cortesía Fundación Mapfre



The exhibition has more than 400 photographs and is organized chronologically, posing a dialogue between the first and last work of the photographer. The retrospective includes, in addition to his first series in black and white (made in the 60s and 70s), his work in color, with works such as "Ronde de Nuit", "The Deaths in Newport" or "Venezia Marguera". The exhibition can be visited until June 4, and is curated by Urs Stahel.




Lewis Baltz, "Continuous Fire Polar Circle no.1", of the series  "Continuous Fire Polar Circle", 1986. © The Lewis Baltz Trust, 1992




If you are a contemporary art gallery and would like to be part of Art Madrid'25, you can now apply to participate!

The 20th edition of Art Madrid will take place from 5 to 9 March 2025 in the Galería de Cristal del Palacio de Cibeles. This privileged location, good communications and the quality of the project have always been guarantees of success for an event that reaches 20,000 visitors in each edition.

Art Madrid has been held during the capital's Art Week for the last twenty years, consolidating itself as an interdisciplinary fair of new artistic trends, in which nearly 40 national and international galleries participate, working with painting, sculpture, graphics, photography, installation and digital art of recent production.

Partial view of Art Madrid'24. Contemporary Art Fair. 19th edition, 2024

Art Madrid carries out a series of programs designed by curators, consultants and cultural experts with the fundamental objective of encouraging collecting, promoting cultural dialogue and making the most recent trends in art accessible to the general public. These initiatives are always focused on the constant improvement of the visitor's experience at our event, always seeking to enrich their interaction with contemporary art.

Partial view of Art Madrid'24. Contemporary Art Fair. 19th edition, 2024


Gallery Program

Art Madrid's Gallery Program is the heart of the fair. In each edition of Art Madrid, the program consists of around 40 national and international exhibitors.

Parallel Activities Program

The Parallel Program of Art Madrid'25 will have as its main axis the concept of the Territory City. The public space, the city and the territory will serve as a link to the artistic practices that take place in the "imagined spaces" and revitalize the cultural geography of Madrid.

Collecting Program

Art Madrid offers a specialized consulting service for galleries and the public interested in acquiring works of art.

Support Program for New Entries

Through a specific communication package, new entries to the fair will be presented and given special visibility.


The program will include a series of activities that will take place throughout the month of February and during Madrid Art Week at the Galería de Cristal del Palacio de Cibeles. Likewise, the parallel program will maintain the 2nd edition of the Open Booth, the Performance Cycle, Lecturas: Curated Walktrhoughs by Art Madrid, and the Interviews Section curated by Art Madrid.

Partial view of Art Madrid'24. Contemporary Art Fair. 19th edition, 2024


Best Booth Award

Award that will be articulated around the gallery with the best booth set up at the fair.

New Entry Award

Award will be given to the newly incorporated gallery with the best booth setup and exhibition proposal at the fair.

Emerging Artist Award

Our sponsors, as part of their line of action to promote contemporary art, will offer a prize to one of the revelation artists participating in the fair.

Partial view of Art Madrid'24. Contemporary Art Fair. 19th edition, 2024

Our support for art and culture extends throughout the year and responds to a global vision in which constancy and commitment to the galleries are essential to achieve our objectives of disseminating contemporary art within and beyond our borders; to create new audiences and interest in art and culture in all sectors of society; to strengthen and promote artists, especially young talent; to value art and culture as essential elements of social development; and to create spaces for cultural visibility and communication that are accessible, open and dynamic.

Relevant information

Applications for the 20th edition of Art Madrid'25 can be sent to the following e-mail address: until October 7, 2024