Swab Barcelona will gather around 60 galleries from around the world between May 23th and May 26th of 2012 in Barcelona. Swab brings together a carefully curated selection of participating international galleries, chosen because they focus on presenting works by younger, emerging, contemporary art stars – most of who were born after the 1970′s. Swab is a highly respected Art platform, built to give this new generation of artists the opportunity to have their work seen by members of the public, and the global art community, including: leading art collectors, dealers, press and curators. In return, Swab ensures that everyone is given the chance to enjoy these wonderful pieces, works that normally would not be accessible. Become a Swabber!
- May 23/May 26
- Online until 10 Jul
- Opening hours
Wednesday May 23 invitation only
Wednesday May 23 6pm-9pm
Thursday May 24 4pm-9pm
Friday May 25 4pm-9pm
Saturday May 26 12pm-9pm
BarcelonaFira de Barcelona Av. Reina M. Cristina,Pavelló 208004 Spain
Swab Barcelona 2012 Best Gallery
Jarmuschek+Partner won a prize for the best gallery at Swab. This new award consists in the election, by a jury, of the Best Gallery at Swab Barcelona 2012, and the acquisition of a work of art from the winning gallery by Fundación Banco Sabadell. The collection of Fundación Banco Sabadell has over 6.000 works of national and international artists.
Right outside the fair, water and light show in front of the Museum of Catalan Art.
Mango Young Artist Award...
Nebojša Despotović is the winner of the “Mango Young Artist” Award at Swab Fair Barcelona 2012, with the artwork “Impronte sonore” (2011 - mixed media on paper on canvas, 140 x 200 cm). This work represents Venice, where the Serbian artist studied Painting and Visual Art. More works by this artist at Boccanera Gallery. From left: gallerist Giorgia Lucchi Boccanera, Mango Prize President Josep Juanpere Miret and Swab Director Joaquin Díez-Cascón.
SWAB opens its doors!
SWAB, the fair of young, emerging contemporary artists, opens its doors. On theFairgoer.com, you can view images of the artwork and information about the pieces and artists you like. You can browse virtual booths, search by keyword and contact galleries. Prepare for your visit by searching your favorite artists and bookmarking works to share with friends and colleagues. Enjoy the visit!
SWAB STAIRS 2012
Swab Barcelona organizes a very creative contest, Swab Stairs, a project where subway stairs are "filled with art" by students from the city design schools. Check out the increadible works by winners and finalists at http://swab.es/swab-stairs-2012/
We are proud to announce SWAB BARCELONA!
We are proud to announce SWAB Barcelona Art Fair! Swab returns to Barcelona for its fifth year, once again growing in scale and reputation, with around 60 galleries from around the world signed up to participate, making Swab Barcelona 2012 bigger and better than ever before. Through collaboration with other International Art Fairs, such as Preview Berlin: The Emerging Art Fair, Swab Barcelona ensures every year the presence of some selected galleries from Germany, Italy, United Kingdom and United States. The four-day Art Fair and its satellite events fulfil a number of social objectives with a program that creates a cultural bridge between Catalunya and the rest of the world.