From June 13th to 16th, 2019, Salamanca will be the scene of the 4th edition of the Luz y Vanguardias festival, which makes the city a large-scale projection screen for video-mapping works and a meeting place for more innovative art.

Plaza Mayor of Salamanca during the festival of 2018

The idea started four years ago with the desire to turn Salamanca into a focus of artistic attention that went beyond the undeniable historical value of the city. The initiative is a proposal of coexistence between the past and the future, a project based on innovation to open an intercultural dialogue over time using the city itself as a field of work.

In this edition, the festival divides into four sections. First, a program to host specific video-mapping projects created exclusively for the occasion, which will be screened on the façade of the city hall, the new cathedral, the university and the Enrique Estevan bridge. There is also a section for young talents to show the works of students of the University of Salamanca. Third, an international video-art contest involving artists from 14 countries (Germany, Bulgaria, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Japan, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Thailand, Ukraine, United Kingdom and Spain), whose works will be seen on the facade of the city hall, in the Plaza Mayor. And, finally, a parallel program, "+ Luz", with the collaboration of other agents of contemporary art such as the DA2 contemporary art centre, the Espacio Nuca multidisciplinary space, the Venancio Blanco Foundation and the cultural space La Salchichería. As a novelty, + Luz will add this year the participation of the Museum of Automotive History of Salamanca and the School of Art and Superior of Conservation and Restoration of Salamanca.

For four days, Salamanca becomes an interactive city, full of colours and light. Besides, this year has two exceptional ambassadors as guest artists: the multimedia artist and National Photography Award José Manuel Ballester, and the experimental creator who plays with visual projections, Javier Riera.

Furthermore, this year, the festival has been selected to participate in the international iMap Bucharest contest, which annually selects the best proposals from around the world working in this discipline.


If you are a contemporary art gallery and would like to be part of Art Madrid'25, you can now apply to participate!

The 20th edition of Art Madrid will take place from 5 to 9 March 2025 in the Galería de Cristal del Palacio de Cibeles. This privileged location, good communications and the quality of the project have always been guarantees of success for an event that reaches 20,000 visitors in each edition.

Art Madrid has been held during the capital's Art Week for the last twenty years, consolidating itself as an interdisciplinary fair of new artistic trends, in which nearly 40 national and international galleries participate, working with painting, sculpture, graphics, photography, installation and digital art of recent production.

Partial view of Art Madrid'24. Contemporary Art Fair. 19th edition, 2024

Art Madrid carries out a series of programs designed by curators, consultants and cultural experts with the fundamental objective of encouraging collecting, promoting cultural dialogue and making the most recent trends in art accessible to the general public. These initiatives are always focused on the constant improvement of the visitor's experience at our event, always seeking to enrich their interaction with contemporary art.

Partial view of Art Madrid'24. Contemporary Art Fair. 19th edition, 2024


Gallery Program

Art Madrid's Gallery Program is the heart of the fair. In each edition of Art Madrid, the program consists of around 40 national and international exhibitors.

Parallel Activities Program

The Parallel Program of Art Madrid'25 will have as its main axis the concept of the Territory City. The public space, the city and the territory will serve as a link to the artistic practices that take place in the "imagined spaces" and revitalize the cultural geography of Madrid.

Collecting Program

Art Madrid offers a specialized consulting service for galleries and the public interested in acquiring works of art.

Support Program for New Entries

Through a specific communication package, new entries to the fair will be presented and given special visibility.


The program will include a series of activities that will take place throughout the month of February and during Madrid Art Week at the Galería de Cristal del Palacio de Cibeles. Likewise, the parallel program will maintain the 2nd edition of the Open Booth, the Performance Cycle, Lecturas: Curated Walktrhoughs by Art Madrid, and the Interviews Section curated by Art Madrid.

Partial view of Art Madrid'24. Contemporary Art Fair. 19th edition, 2024


Best Booth Award

Award that will be articulated around the gallery with the best booth set up at the fair.

New Entry Award

Award will be given to the newly incorporated gallery with the best booth setup and exhibition proposal at the fair.

Emerging Artist Award

Our sponsors, as part of their line of action to promote contemporary art, will offer a prize to one of the revelation artists participating in the fair.

Partial view of Art Madrid'24. Contemporary Art Fair. 19th edition, 2024

Our support for art and culture extends throughout the year and responds to a global vision in which constancy and commitment to the galleries are essential to achieve our objectives of disseminating contemporary art within and beyond our borders; to create new audiences and interest in art and culture in all sectors of society; to strengthen and promote artists, especially young talent; to value art and culture as essential elements of social development; and to create spaces for cultural visibility and communication that are accessible, open and dynamic.

Relevant information

Applications for the 20th edition of Art Madrid'25 can be sent to the following e-mail address: until October 7, 2024