Starts the third edition of Art Lima Contemporary Art Fair

It has become the most important event of the Peruvian contemporary art and the engine of his nascent market, Art Lima celebrates its third edition between 23 and 26 April at the School of Army War Peru (ESGE), a space dedicated to the tradition that opens to the latest trends in artistic creation.


We want to educate people, remind them, for example, that art was in his life before writing, we drew when we were children and the formal education it is moving apart from this field of magic, dreams and creativity." With these words, a real statement of intent by Laura Fernández, creative director of Art Lima, starts the third edition of the most important contemporary art fair in Peru.

In this issue are involved 58 galleries from 16 countries in 6 distinct sections such as "Principal", with 41 galleries of long career from different cities of the world and selected by the evaluation committee of the fair; "Solo Show Contemporary Art", with 8 artists with a new and unique approach to the fair; "Solo Show Photography", curated by Christian Bendayán under the slogan Amazonismos; "Cabinets", consists of 5 installative proposals and performances; "Project Rooms", curated by the Spanish Octavio Zaya and "Platform" with 10 emerging galleries, with a maximum of four years of management .. Art Lima, according to your organization, is already "a show that works as the most important catalyst of the Creative industry of Peru ".

Fotografía del Programa Solo Show Fotografía - Aamazonismos.


With artists and galleries from Argentina, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, United States, France, Israel, Mexico, Panama, Peru and Venezuela, included the presence of a large representation of Spanish galleries as Fernando Pradilla (Madrid), Space Valverde (Madrid), 6más1 (Madrid), Married Santapau (Madrid), Ponce + Robles (Madrid), Xavier Fiol (Palma de Mallorca), Imaginart (Barcelona), Poligrafa Graphic Work (Barcelona), T20 (Murcia) and Trinta (Santiago de Compostela), at the Principal Program and Cervantes6-Art Space (Madrid) in the Platform section.
In parallel to the fair, there are many activities as the conference program entitled "Art Lima Spekas" directed by the Spanish gallerist Eva Ruiz and focused on collecting and museums highlights.
Obra del peruano José Tola.


If visual arts arouse emotions in the viewer, and also gastronomy, at its finest, can cause a similar effect, the relationship between both "disciplines" is more than demonstrated.

Cheese is a fundamental piece in gastronomy, its diversity allows it to be part of gastronomy different moments, from starters to desserts, and that is why Art Madrid includes it in this year’s edition of the Fair from an ambitious place. Cheese is given this way a closest view to the creation of a work of art, both from the point of view of the time spent in its execution process and the almost personalized study dedicated to each piece during its elaboration.

Like a plastic artist, the Cheese Master Affineur executes a series of actions making each piece an exclusive and individualized element. This is what Madrid cheese factory QAVA de Quesos and its Master Afinador José Luis Martín achieve.

QAVA & MARTÍN AFINADOR is a new store concept: a unique space designed to taste, learn, promote and buy cheese in Madrid, in the heart of Retiro district."

José Luis Martín is a key piece in the QAVA cheese factory. He has been working in the cheese world for more than 30 years, providing training throughout the world, visiting cheese shops, consulting and advising on the design and implementation of one of the most emblematic cheese shops in Spain. The fact of knowing the producers personally, and even advising them on the manufacture and design of their products, allows him to select specific batches, at different stages of maturation, to complete the cheese ripening and then convert each piece into a unique product, different and with its own distinct character, the signature of the Cheese Master.

In the profile of the Master Martín Afinador experience and pure knowledge merge. Martín Afinador is an advisor and consultant for artisanal cheese factories and product design, and for the best-specialised stores in the country, director of Gourmetquesos, director and coordinator of the Championship of the Best Cheeses in Spain during nine editions, technical director and jury in national and international cheese competitions and tastings, collaborator of the Ministry of Agriculture and the Academy of Spanish Gastronomy, director and coordinator of the cheese section of the Repsol Guide to the Best Foods in Spain and trainer for hospitality schools and food centres teaching, among other activities.

Cheese ripening is a complex process that requires time and dedication, in addition to a developed use of the senses. The Master Cheese Tuner, as a specialist in the field, works in all cheese stages (varied and complex), controls all stages of raw material transformation, supervises the evolution and development of cheeses according to the characteristics of each one of them, verifies the quality and the state when the cheeses arrive at their cellars, checks their care and conservation, and; finally, he controls its packaging and the type of wrapping suitable for its best preservation.

In Qava de Quesos they have two Cheese Refining Cellars. In these "tuning caves" or refrigerated chambers designed in constant conditions of temperature, humidity and ventilation, "we take great care of the cheeses until they reach their optimum point of consumption". The work of refining involves placing the cheeses on wooden shelves, turning them over daily and/or washing them frequently, brushing them periodically, as well as other regular handlings.

Among the services offered by Qava de Quesos, we can find specific courses and workshops, events for groups and companies, and advice on shop design and ripening rooms.