La Quinta del Sordo is a creative coworking space that is located in the La Latina neighborhood of Madrid, a place to work in community, to connect, to innovate, to learn and discover art and culture from within the industries themselves cultural and creative.

La Quinta del Sordo

But it is much more than a co-working space, it is designed to create and inspire, it is a creative community that grows and transforms itself to transform what surrounds it, whose mission is to generate a place for ideas and start-up of projects. La Quinta del Sordo, a space with more than 1000m2 conceived as a factory of collective creation dedicated to cultural innovation through training programs, networking and cultural events, is based on a model of collaboration and transmission between creators, professionals (today more than 70 professionals from different areas coexist in this space), and the public itself, with the commitment to creative companies and the professionalization of the sector, working with this philosophy to collectively grow and innovate in the cultural arts sector.

Closeness and community are the basis for transformation, and this is the place to shape the new ideas of each project. Plastic Artists, Filmmakers, Photographers, Playwrights, Architects, Musicians, Artisans, Designers, Innovation Projects, Marketing or Graphic Designers and O.N.G., are what give it life. This declaration of intentions is what has connected La Quinta del Sordo with the parallel program of the 13th edition of Art Madrid, dedicated to #Art&Education in which they are Collaborating Space (we will see you there throughout February with different activities) and also they present TANDEM.


WHAT IS TANDEM? TANDEM is an intensive professionalization and project start-up course that unites artists and cultural managers to learn while they launch their artistic-cultural projects as a team. TANDEM is committed to innovation in cultural formats through the union of artists, managers and projects. It offers new tools for the creation, documentation, communication and marketing of creative projects, to grow collectively within the sector of cultural and creative industries.

The course is aimed at professionals, artists, cultural managers, students or art lovers, who want to develop their own projects working as a team and learning from within how the current artistic community works (if you do not have a project do not worry you will end up with one without doubt!).

The TANDEM course is an intensive course with theoretical-practical classes, lectures, project tutoring, debates, visits and meetings lasting 7 days. The objective: obtain the most current tools to develop projects in the field of culture and art.

If you are interested in TANDEM or want to meet La Quinta del Sordo, we will see you on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, at 7:30 p.m. with #Art&Education #ArtMadrid18.

The CEART opens this Thursday, November 14th in the room A an exhibition dedicated to this master of photography, which will be open to the public until February 9th. The show includes one of the artist's latest projects, focused on the hard work carried out by the miners of Serra Pelada, an open gold mine in the heart of Brazil where employees daily risked their lives.

Immigration, poverty, marginal life, slave labour, man's relationship with the land, the use of natural resources... are issues that have always fascinated Salgado. From the beginning of his career as a photographer, his work has opted to give visibility to the most disadvantaged groups and to create with his images a vivid and impressive visual story without fakes. With a raw black and white, this author's work transits between photo-reportage and naturalistic photography.

And the idea that permeates all his work is human dignity. Salgado portrays employees, miners and gatherers from a purely humanistic approach that wants to value their integrity, their strength and their resilience.

“If you photograph a human, so that he is not represented in a noble way, there is no reason to take the picture. That is my way of seeing things.”

Salgado entered this discipline long after completing his studies in economics between Brazil and the United States, and a doctorate in statistics in France. But in 1973 his life took a turn, and he decided to start his career as a photographer. He achieved to work at the Gamma Agency and Magnum Photos for more than 15 years until in 1994 he founded his own agency “Amazonas Imagen”.

With the “Gold” project, the photographer portrays a harsh reality that takes place in the Serra Pelada mine, a name given to a totally devastated and anarchically excavated mining enclave, the world's largest open-pit gold mine, through which more than 50,000 people have passed. In the heat of the legends about the mysterious “El Dorado”, the enthusiasm for this precious metal led to the development of strenuous exploitation practices for the workers and to originate tales of grief and glory, of human victory and defeat between the soil, the tunnels and the cargo baskets.

The CEART exhibition brings together Salgado's full portfolio in his characteristical black and white and large-format photographs that leave no one indifferent.