Art Madrid'24 – ART MADRID. CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR: Applications for ART MADRID'24 are now open!

Art Madrid Contemporary Art Fair announces the application for its 19th edition to be celebrates from March 6th to 10th, 2024, as part of the already consolidated Madrid Contemporary Art Week, at the Galería de Cristal of the Palacio de Cibeles. Galleries interested in participating can send their applications until September 29th, 2023.

In a privileged location such as the Galería de Cristal of the Palacio de Cibeles, Art Madrid consolidates every year a greater number of public (more than 20,000 visitors in each of its last six editions) and new collectors interested in participating in such a long-awaited appointment with contemporary art.

Partial view of Art Madrid. Contemporary Art Fair. 18th Edition. 2023

Art Madrid is a fair that defines itself as a proposal close to the public and the reality of the contemporary art world; aware of the future challenges and the positive impact of initiatives like its own, it returns in each of its editions, betting on the most current artistic production. With this commitment, Art Madrid develops a program of activities that takes place throughout the month of February, designed for all audiences, with the purpose of contributing to the dissemination, reflection and enhancement of contemporary art with a broad participation of institutions and cultural agents. A key mission for Art Madrid is to continue generating a market and promoting national and international collecting in the context of Madrid's art week.

Art Madrid is a multidisciplinary fair model with the participation of around 40 national and international galleries that work with painting, sculpture, graphic art, photography, digital art and video art of recent production (21st century). Art Madrid'24 presents a general program for galleries specialized in contemporary art and a parallel program of activities that will remain active throughout the month of February.

Partial view of Art Madrid. Contemporary Art Fair. 18th Edition. 2023. Photo courtesy of Paola Becerra. Too Many Flash.

Programs

General Program

The general program of Art Madrid'24 continues to be the main focus of the fair and is starred by the national and international galleries that participate in each edition of the fair, a number that ranges between 35 and 40 exhibitors. The proposal of galleries that make up the fair's general program has its own distinctive stamp; it is versatile, risky and covers a wide spectrum that includes both young and established galleries.

Special Program

The parallel program of Art Madrid'24 will once again be the be a special section. that accompanies our event with the intention of reflecting and putting art in function of the problems that define our most immediate context. Our next edition will be structured around a Call for Entries and Performance Program; a Program of Artistic Residencies; the Lecturas Program: Tours curated by Art Madrid. And the Special Section: OPEN BOOTH X ART MADRID dedicated to digital art projects.

Collectors Program

Art Madrid'24 collector's program returns in the next edition of the fair with the commitment to continue building bridges to bring the public closer to contemporary art and to promote collecting at a national and international level. With the collaboration of Ana Suarez Gisbert as Art Advisor, Art Madrid will offer an advisory service for galleries, with special attention to newly incorporated galleries. The advisory service is also aimed at the public who visit our fair with the intention of starting in the world of art collections or those interested in receiving professional advice to expand their collections with the acquisition of artworks in Art Madrid.

New Entries Program

Art Madrid'24's new exhibitor support program will be aimed at the new galleries that will participate in our 19th edition. Through a tailor-made communication pack, new entries to the fair will be presented and given special visibility.

Partial view of Art Madrid. Contemporary Art Fair. 18th Edition. 2023. Photo courtesy of Paola Becerra. Too Many Flash.

Awards

Art Madrid joins forces with institutions, companies and firms to support artistic creation and gallery work at the fair itself through the awarding of various prizes. For the 19th edition of Art Madrid, the following awards have been granted to both galleries and artists:

Best Booth Award Award that will be articulated around the gallery with the best stand set up at the fair.

Revelation Artist Award Our sponsors, within their line of action to promote contemporary art, will provide a prize to one of the revelation artists participating in the fair.

Relevant Information:

Applications to participate in the fair will be sent to the following email address: info@art-madrid.com

Applications will be received by the Art Madrid organization until September 29th, 2023.



“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.