SWAB ART FAIR   1 – 4 October 2015

65 international art galleries and an engaging special programme

It is undoubtedly an autumn focused on contemporary art in Barcelona! Taking place at the same time as the first edition of the Barcelona Gallery Weekendand one month ahead TALKING GALLERIES / BARCELONA SYMPOSIUM,  from 1 to 4 October Barcelona hosts the eighth edition of Swab International Art Fair.


In this edition, 65 art galleries coming from 22 countries, will exhibit the work of more than a  hundred artists in the premises of the Italian Pavillion in Montjuic. The general programme of  Swab 2015 will host a significant number of mid-career galleries which play a relevant role in the global art scene. At the same time, the programme MYFAF, curated by Rosa Leon and Zaida Trallero, gives way to emerging galleries which participate in an international art fair for the first time.



New special projects join Swab for the first time. It is the case of  Swab Seed, curated by David Armengol, which gives voice to a series of independent spaces and platforms dedicated to contemporary art that operate outside he institutional official domain; Swab Performance, a group of actions and specific interventions designed for the fair and curated by Juan Canela; and Swab Fórum, that counts with the expertise from the De Appel Arts Center in Amsterdam.

This year will also feature Swab Thinks, a space dedicated to debate about the transformation of the contemporary art world and the place that the artistic practices have in it, that will count on the participation of galleries, artists and curators.

SwabMercedes Azpilicueta, Todo Afuera Adentro, 2015. Photo Ramiro Iturrioz


Opening Thursday 1st October:
6.30pm – Official Opening of participating galleries and venues from the Compositionsprogramme.

Fair opening hours:
Friday 2 – from 4pm to 9pm
Saturday 3 – from 12am to 9pm
Sunday 4 – from 1pm to 8.30pm

Fira de Barcelona. Pabellón Italiano
For more information, visit: swab.es


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