EVERYTHING IS READY FOR THE INAUGURATION OF ART MADRID'22, THE CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR CELEBRATING ITS 17TH EDITION.

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

EXHIBITION PROPOSAL

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

"ONE SHOT COLLECTOR", ART MADRID'S COMMITMENT TO COLLECTING

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 - PROYECTOR, A SPACE FOR AVANT-GARDE ART

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.




The seventeenth edition of Art Madrid, which was held in the Galería de Cristal of the Palacio de Cibeles from 23 to 27 February, closed its 17th edition with more than 16,000 visitors, a similar figure prior to the pandemic. The fair was attended by, among others: Andrea Levy, Delegate for Culture, Tourism, and Sport of Madrid City Council; Begoña Villacís, Deputy Mayoress of Madrid City Council; several Ambassadors; representatives of museums from all over Spain; and heads of important national and international collections.

Photo by Christian Monsalve from Too Many Flash

Alberto Cornejo, director of ART MADRID, says: "We are very satisfied with the results of this edition. After these years of uncertainty due to the pandemic, we are happy to see that the public and collectors continue to respond to the fair with the same enthusiasm as in previous years". And he adds: "It is interesting to note that sales at this edition have been very important, which means a remarkable dynamization of the Spanish art market". In this respect, it is worth noting that our VIP program of advice for collectors, directed by Ana Suárez Gisbert, has been a great success, providing a service to experienced collectors and generating new buyers.

Photo by Maria Astorga from Too Many Flash

The selection of 35 galleries at ART MADRID'22 was made up of: 3 Punts Galeria (Barcelona), Alba Cabrera Gallery (Valencia), Arena Martínez Projects (Madrid), Art Lounge Gallery (Lisbon), 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 (Lisbon), Galerie Alex Serra (Köln), Galerie LJ (Paris), 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).

Photo by Maria Astorga from Too Many Flash

The Fair consolidates the proposal "One Shot Collectors", an initiative that encompasses a collecting program directed by the advisor Ana Suárez Gisbert and the curatorial route ICONOSFERA, coordinated for the second consecutive year by the critic and independent curator Natalia Alonso Arduengo. Regarding this initiative, Gabriela Correa and Nuria Blanco, directors of the Kreisler (Madrid) and Moret Art (A Coruña) galleries respectively, both veterans of the fair, point out that the collectors' program is a very beneficial service that helps to boost sales during the fair and even in the days following the fair.

The Parisian gallery LJ Galerie, in its second year at the fair, makes a positive balance of its participation. Its director, Adeline Jeudy affirms that on the first day of the fair they already sold an important piece by Léo Caillard (the artist whose work was the image of the poster for this edition), and some works to new collectors. "The fair has a large number of visitors, an interesting public that is very open to buying works at a considerable price and by artists who are little known in Spain. We have also noticed the presence of an amateur public that is very interested in the work of the artists we present".

The Brazilian gallery Jackie Shor, participating for the first time in Art Madrid, also obtained good results in terms of sales. All the works presented at the stand by their youngest artist, Isabella Despujols, were sold. Most of the sales were made to local or foreign clients residing in Madrid. Moreover, its directors comment that "Art Madrid is a fair that attracts a diverse public profile, and that is very interesting".

Photo by Maria Astorga from Too Many Flash

DDR Art Gallery (Madrid), sold works by the four artists in its exhibition proposal. The gallery sold two large pieces by the Venezuelan artist Roger Sanguino, both of which will form part of two very important collections in Spain. The acquisition of two of the "avatars" by the artist Roberto López Martín, also by renowned collectors, and the great interest generated by the work "Los refugiados en las Meninas de Velázquez", by the photographer David Delgado Ruiz, also stand out.

Photo by Maria Astorga from Too Many Flash

This edition featured more than 190 national and international artists, including young artists such as the Russian Costa Gorelov (Dr.Robot Gallery) and the Portuguese Carolina Serrano (Alex Serra Galerie), and other mid-career artists such as Kepa Garraza (Víctor Lope Arte Contemporáneo) and Juana González (Arena Martínes Projects), both national artists.

ART MADRID has been 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.