Art Madrid'24 – ARTISTS, WELCOME HOME!

A glimpse of the future: the fair is coming!

Art Madrid is back and the excitement of the return can be perceived in the posts, stories and tags that have been received over the last few weeks on our social networks, and we love it! It's one of the most exciting parts of this pre-event phase. But the most comforting thing, after a year of work, is to be in front of this great list of artists from all over the world and imagine the surprises they have prepared for the public.

Ajarb Bernard Ategwa. Sweet family. Acrylic on canvas, 200 x 225 cm, 2023.

Artists have been the main protagonists of Art Madrid in each of its editions. Always in a unique, attractive and emotional way, they have been able to narrate their life experiences through images; their messages and statements have touched the sensibilities of the public, which has returned to meet them every year.

Irina Grechuina. Solaristics Deadlock. Oil on canvas, 200 x 200 cm, 2022.

And the fact is, dear friends, that Art Week has changed its dates and this year 2024 welcomes us between March the 6th and March the 10th; and so, imbued with the frenetic rhythm of change, we also welcome the almost two hundred artists who will accompany us during the 19th edition of Art Madrid.

Luchio Lim. Story 1. Mixed media, traditional Korean paper, 92 x 92 cm, 2023.

If we look at the data that this great list of names shows, the artists participating in this edition represent 30 countries from Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. This is an important fact, considering that 75% of the exhibitors participating in Art Madrid are national and the others 25% are international galleries. This means that most of the galleries have a diverse and multicultural roster of artists, which means that the presence and coexistence of creators from four continents translates into a heterogeneous exhibition proposal.

Silvia Flechoso. No sugar, no mommy. Oil on canvas, 73 x 54 x 3 cm, 2023.

And if this information is not enough to attract your attention, wait, here comes the best: most of the artworks you will see in Art Madrid are of recent creation (2023-2024), and the leading manifestations are once again: painting, sculpture and drawing; without losing sight of the surprises that photography and installation have in reserve for you in our next edition. More than half of the artists are participating for the first time, exploring themes such as migration, cultural hybridity, racial and gender issues, sustainability, the deconstruction of traditional forms of representation, the values of art criticism and the art system. Architecture, design, the languages of traditional crafts and digital environments are also universes from which the edition's exhibition proposals have been fed back.

Ana Monsó. All I wanna hear. Acrylics, pastels, pencils, markers, spray on canvas,

Welcoming the artists to Art Madrid'24 will be a reunion that celebrates diversity and innovation, creating a space where the boundaries between different forms of expression are dissolved, giving way to a creative dialog without limits. The works display exceptional technical skill as well as a deep exploration of form, color, and texture. From evocative landscapes to intimate portraits, each stroke, photograph, or three-dimensional form reveals the artists' commitment to their art. They are aesthetically powerful proposals that invite reflection on the nature of art and its relationship to the world around us.

HUANG Shung-Tin Blank 042. Acrylic on linen, 91 x 65 cm, 2023.

We invite you to meet the artists participating in Art Madrid'24



Mónica Egido. Courtesy of the artist.

INTERCESSIONS. PERFORMANCE CYCLE X TARA FOR WOMEN



Art Madrid celebrates its 19th edition from March 6 to 10, 2024 at the Galería de Cristal del Palacio de Cibeles. During the Art Week, Art Madrid becomes an exhibition platform for national and international galleries and artists. With the intention of creating a space of expression for emerging artists, our fair has joined forces with the Tara For Women Foundation, which, in its mission to empower and strengthen talented women, becomes a collaborator of Art Madrid's renewed Parallel Program with the Performance Cycle: Intercessions X Tara For Women.

PERFORMANCE VACÍO. FROM THE SERIES FOMO. MÓNICA EGIDO


Wednesday - March 6 - 19:00h. Galería de Cristal of the Palacio de Cibeles.

FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) is a diagnostic label under which people of the same generation suffer high levels of anxiety and stress due to the fear of not complying with everything that society imposes; they live in a constant state of alert that leads to a deterioration of their physical and mental health.

The social demands imposed, together with the maximum development of capitalism, consumerism and productivism at all levels, make us human beings self-imposed to take advantage of every second, forgetting the need to stop, rest, get bored and "not to do".

Still from the FOMO Project. 2023.

This project aims to give visibility to this social problem and create a space for debate to talk about an issue that affects thousands of people. We must ask what is the origin of the desire to be connected to what others are doing at all times, and what are its effects at the individual level, from a neuroscientific and psychological point of view; and what are its effects at the social level, from an anthropological and philosophical point of view.

Vacío reflects on the feeling of dissatisfaction and constant unhappiness suffered by many people of the millennial generation. With this performance, Mónica Egido claims that a profession or career does not define us as people, that we can be mediocre once more, and in general stop filling those "empty" spaces of content and constant experiences, to stop doing and just BEING.

Still from the FOMO Project. 2023.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

MÓNICA EGIDO. Salamanca, 1994

Mónica Egido (Salamanca, 1994) is a visual artist with a background in physiotherapy and specialization in neuroscience of chronic pain and obstetrics. She has excelled in the field of photography, being selected for Futures Photography 2023 and awarded a grant by PhotoEspaña. Her work, exhibited in various spaces in Europe, addresses different issues of neuroscience in relation to health, using art as a mechanism for dissemination, as in her latest project FOMO, where she talks about the impact of permanent anxiety on physical and mental health. Her piece Vacío reflects on the feeling of dissatisfaction and unhappiness that many people of the millennial generation suffer from.