The new Art Week begins in Madrid, turning the capital into the international center of contemporary art. At 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 23, ART MADRID opens its doors until Sunday, February 27, at the Galería de Cristal del Palacio de Cibeles, an emblematic place full of light that welcomes the fair year after year with affection, which can be visited every day from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Art Madrid'22 is the fair that imprints a strong multidisciplinary character, in its 17th edition brings together 35 national and international galleries, representing more than 160 artists working with painting, sculpture, graphic art, photography and video art, from the early twentieth century to the present day. The fair is characterized by being a proposal close and open to all audiences who want to know the reality of the contemporary art world.

ART MADRID is sponsored by One Shot Hotels, Liquitex and Catawiki; and with the collaboration of the Proyector platform; 9915. Contemporary Art Collectors Association; and the photographic entrepreneurship school Too Many Flash.

Juan Genovés

Acuden, 2017

Obra gráfica muy intervenida a mano por el artista. Ed de 10

74 x 60cm


A total of 35 galleries have been selected by a committee to exhibit in the current edition of ART MADRID, 10 of which are international galleries from Portugal, Germany, France, Brazil, Netherlands, Taiwan, Lithuania and Cuba.

The complete list is made up of: 3 Punts Galeria (Barcelona), Alba Cabrera Gallery (Valencia), Arena Martínez Projects (Madrid), Art Lounge Gallery (Lisboa), ARTITLEDcontemporary (Herpen), Aurora Vigil-Escalera (Gijón), Collage Habana (La Habana), DDR Art Gallery (Madrid), Dr.Robot Gallery (Valencia), FLECHA (Madrid), Galería BAT alberto cornejo (Madrid), Galería de la Bálgoma (Madrid), Galería Espiral (Noja), Galería Hispánica Contemporánea (Madrid-Mx DF), Galería Jorge Alcolea (Madrid), Galería Kreisler (Madrid), Galería La Aurora (Murcia), Galería Luisa Pita (Santiago de Compostela), Galeria São Mamede (Lisboa), Galerie Alex Serra (Köln), Galerie LJ (París), GÄRNA Art Gallery (Madrid), Helarea (Madrid), Inéditad (Barcelona), Jackie Shor Arte (São Paulo), Kur Art Gallery (San Sebastián), MA Arte Contemporáneo (Palma), Marita Segovia (Madrid), Moret Art (A Coruña), Nuno Sacramento (Ílhavo), Rodrigo Juarranz (Aranda de Duero), Shiras Galería (Valencia), Studija Mindiuzarte/Kaunas (Kaunas), Víctor Lope Arte Contemporáneo (Barcelona), Yiri Arts (Taipei).

Miguel Piñeiro

Bloody Mary Mix 15.22 fl.Oz, 2021-2022

Acrilico y oleo sobre tabla

80 x 80cm


With the support of One Shot Hotels, ART MADRID offers visitors the "One Shot Collectors" initiative, a collecting program integrated into the fair, whose commitment is to continue building bridges so that the public can access contemporary art. This initiative is aimed at both professionals in the sector and contemporary art lovers who are thinking of getting started in collecting and would like to be accompanied and guided during their visit to the fair.

In this edition, ART MADRID will be advised by Ana Suárez Gisbert, a law graduate and expert appraiser with extensive experience in the art market.

The "One Shot Collectors" initiative also includes the "Iconosphere" tour curated by Natalia Alonso. This is a different way of looking at the fair, allowing visitors to tour the fair and delve into specific aspects of the works and the 12 selected artists. The curator will conduct a guided tour on Thursday 24 and Friday 25, at 5 pm.

David Delgado Ruiz

[UnReality] Refugiados en las Meninas de Velazquez., 2017

Fotografía Analógica y Digital, Impresión Certificada en Papel Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Ultra Smooth 305 gsm · 100% Cotton. Museum Standard Cotton Paper.

70 x 50cm


ART MADRID renews its alliance with PROYECTOR, a platform for the dissemination of the moving image, emphasizing its most experimental, contemporary and committed character. On this occasion, the program presented revolves around the concept of "loop".

On Wednesday 23rd, the ARTMADRID-PROYECTOR stand will host, at 8pm, the performance "Always But a Stone Thrown Away" by Gary Hill, pioneer artist of new media art; while on Friday 25th, at 8pm, it will be the turn of Llorenç Barber, pioneer of Spanish sound art, who will perform a sound action exclusively for the fair.

In the year 2020 in the heart of Barcelona a wandering gallery was born, the same one that in February 2021 would debut at Art Madrid with an exhibition proposal focused on contemporary portraits; with this subject matter it would manage to create a powerful dialogue between artwork and audience and make the seal Inéditad remain in the history of the event that contained it.

Jean Carlos Puerto. Protección. Oil and copper leaf on wood. 60 x 48. 2021. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Since that first time and until today, the wandering gallery has managed to build projects on otherness, has repositioned in the spotlight the discourses on the LGTBIQ+ collective, has consolidated a group of artists who share its principles of resilience and empathy and the best thing is that it continues to bet from the professionalism and commitment to give voice to the difference.

Claudio Petit-Laurent.. El Joven de la Perla. Oil on wood. 30 x 30 cm. 2023. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Inéditad Gallery, thanks to its founder Luis López, its collaborators and the infinite possibilities manifested in the works of the artists it represents, is a gallery that has demonstrated its capacity and courage to stimulate the sensibility of the public through art and seduce a generation that moves between the glass window and the analogical story. Inéditad is a nomadic gallery that has gathered around it a community of artists and has moved the context with exhibition projects that think about LGTBIQ+ art without prejudices.

Pepa Salas Vilar. Las marcas del arcoiris. Oil on canvas. 40 x 50 cm. 2022. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Pride and Prejudice was inaugurated. An exhibition that brings together the works of sixteen artists: Abel Carrillo, Alex Domènech, Carlos Enfedaque, Silvia Flechoso, Jamalajama, Daniel Jaén, Claudio Petit-Laurent, Jean Carlos Puerto, Fernando Romero, Pablo Rodríguez, Pepa Salas Vilar, Jack Smith, Pablo Sola, Bran Sólo, Elia Tomás and Utürüo. Painting, illustration, photography and digital art are the manifestations that bring into dialogue around fifty neatly threaded pieces, in a discursive line that discusses such a latent phenomenon as discrimination. To achieve this, the artists invited to the exhibition question themselves whether: Does discrimination exist within the LGTBIQ+ collective?

Pride and Prejudice Official Poster. Image courtesy of the gallery.

With approaches on and from the body, the proposal invites to celebrate diversity, proposes to question and self-question the prejudices and attitudes of society against the collective. Pride and Prejudice is a space for dialogue about the constructs imposed on us by society. It is also an oasis in which to deconstruct with tolerance and respect the subjectivities that sometimes prevent us from approaching the production of the participating artists, simply because "the beautiful" does not fit in an androgynous body. The subjugation of stereotypes are pressed with determination to find the beauty of diversity in other palpable facets of reality.

Pablo Sola. All men are dogs. Photography. 2014. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Throughout these three years Inéditad has stimulated the vindictive projection towards bad practices, has questioned estates around the LGTBIQ+ body and the most admirable thing, is that these capacities have resurfaced around the dialogue and the visual narrative of the stories that are told from the visual: Artworks that are people, art that is, per se, humanity. Overcome impositions and accept what is different in order to continue fighting against homophobia, biphobia, lesbophobia or transphobia and defend the equal rights that all the acronyms of the collective deserve in our community.

That's Pride and Prejudice: One creature, the happiest in the world. And maybe other projects and other people have said it - or felt it - before, but none so fairly.

Silvia Flechoso. Hola, soy maricón. Oil on canvas. 73 x 54 cm. 2023. Image courtesy of the gallery.

From June 8th until June 22nd you can visit Pride and Prejudice. Carrer de Palau núm. 4. Canal Gallery space. Barcelona.