ARTBO Fair 2018: participating galleries
October 25–28, 2018
ARTBO, International Art Fair of Bogota
Av. La Esperanza with Carrera 39
ARTBO | International Art Fair of Bogota—an essential platform for cultural exchange and investigation in the region due to its gallery selection and diverse and innovative content—will launch its 14th edition from October 25 to the 28, 2018, in Bogota, Colombia.
The fair will present 70 national and international galleries from 17 countries characterized as emerging, established, or cutting-edge: Germany, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Denmark, Spain, United States, France, United Kingdom, Mexico, Peru, Turkey, Uruguay, Dominican Republic, and Portugal. Highlights from the galleries sections include the Principal Section, carefully chosen by the Selection Comittee that includes a sector for emerging galleries; Proyectos, which showcases a selection of works by contemporary artists curated by Emiliano Valdés (Chief Curator at Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín, Colombia); Referentes an exhibition curated by Pilar Tompkins Rivas (Director of the Vincent Price Art Museum, United States) that presents works of art that shifted paradigms and shaped art history; as well as Sitio, a section that presents works that transcend traditional formats and stimulate the perception of the public.
The galleries participating in the Principal Section are:
ACACIA (Cuba); ALARCON CRIADO (Spain); Arróniz Arte Contemporáneo (Mexico); Beatriz Esguerra Arte (Colombia); Beta Galería (Colombia); Carmen Araujo (Venezuela); Casas Riegner (Colombia); El Museo / Fernando Pradilla (Colombia); FELD+HAUS (Germany); Zilberman Gallery (Turkey); Galería Doce Cero -12:00- (Colombia); Galeria Eduardo Fernandes (Brazil); Galería Elba Benítez (Spain); Galería Jenny Vilà (Colombia); Galería Juan Silió (Spain); GALERÍA LA COMETA (Colombia); Galeria Luisa Strina (Brazil); RGR+ART (Mexico); Galerie Michael Sturm (Germany); Galería Sextante (Colombia); Instituto de Visión (Colombia); ISLA FLOTANTE (Argentina); Galerie Jérôme Poggi (France); La Balsa Arte (Colombia); LAMB arts (United Kingdom); Leon Tovar Gallery (United States); Lokkus (Colombia); Max Estrella (Spain); MCMC (Argentina); mor charpentier (France); Nils Stærk (Denmark); Nueveochenta (Colombia); PASTO (Argentina); Plecto espacio de arte contemporáneo (Colombia); Portas Vilaseca Galeria (Brazil); Rafael Pérez Hernando (Spain); Revolver (Peru); ROLF ART (Argentina); Ruth Benzacar Galería de Arte (Argentina); Servando (Cuba); SGR Galería (Colombia); VERMELHO (Brazil); WALDEN (Argentina); and xippas galleries (Uruguay).
The galleries participating in 21 m2 this year are:
Abra (Venezuela); ATM (Spain); AURORA – ESPACIO PARA EL ARTE Y EL DISEÑO (Colombia); Espacio El Dorado (Colombia); Espacio Valverde (Spain); Galería Karen Huber (Mexico); Ginsberg (Peru); Galeria Superfície (Brazil); LIBERIA – central contemporánea (Colombia); Otros 360º (Colombia); Rincón Projects (Colombia); SAGRADA MERCANCÍA (Chile); and Salón Comunal (Colombia).
Other sections of the fair include: Artecámara, an open call for emerging Colombian artists with no commercial representation selected and presented by Carolina Ponce de León (independent curator, Colombia); Foro, a talks program directed by Sara Hermann (independent curator, Dominican Republic); Libro de Artista, in which publishers and distributors present their collaborations with artists; and Articularte, a space for collective creation and experimentation that brings a wider audience closer to contemporary art.
ARTBO was created in 2004 by the Bogota Chamber of Commerce recognizing the importance of cultural and creative industries. During four days, the fair brings together national and international galleries, curators, artists and general public around a platform of commercialization in one of the most significant cultural showcases in the visual arts in Colombia. ARTBO | Fair is also the central axis of the artistic circuit that takes place during the month of October in Bogota. As a program designed to strengthen the visual arts sector, it has also launched ARTBO | Fin de Semana, a public event with special activities in different galleries and art spaces; ARTBO | Salas, which develops exhibitions year-round in three venues in Bogota; as well as ARTBO | Tutor, an education initiative for emerging and self-taught artists.