ARTBO 2017

ARTBO, International Art Fair of Bogota, Bogotá / Colombia

July 27, 2017

October 26–29, 2017

Corferias, Avenida la Esperanza 
with Carrera 39
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ARTBO, the International Art Fair of Bogotá, has announced the list of participating galleries for its 13th edition, which will take place October 26 to 29, 2017 (Preview October 25) in Bogotá, Colombia. Building on the success of previous editions, ARTBO will showcase the best in modern and contemporary art to a growing international and local audience of collectors and enthusiasts. 

62 galleries from 16 countries will participate in the Main Section of the fair, including galleries from Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Mexico, Peru, Spain, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay and Venezuela. 

In the last 13 years, ARTBO has established itself as one of the most important initiatives for contemporary art in Latin America becoming one of the meeting points of art lovers and professionals from Latin America, USA and Europe. ARTBO has not only encouraged the development of commercial galleries but has also strengthened the network of museums, institutions and artist-run spaces throughout its year-long programs. Since ARTBO’s creation, Bogotá has become a major art capital in the continent with an increasing number of cultural visitors and investors. 

In 2017, ARTBO will present its most ambitious and innovative edition to date with new additions such as 21 m2, a new category within the Main Section. 21 m2presents national and international young galleries with less than 6 years who have the opportunity of participating for the first time in the fair securing young and cutting-edge proposals to have a strong presence in ARTBO. 

The galleries participating in 21 m2 for this year’s edition are:

BÚM (Argentina); Espacio El Dorado (Colombia); Espacio Valverde (Spain); Machete (Mexico); LIBERIA central contemporánea (Colombia); Lokkus Arte Contemporáneo (Colombia); PARQUE Galería (Mexico); Proyecto Paralelo (Mexico); RINCON PROJECTS (Colombia); Sindicato (Dominican Republic)

Also participating in the Main Section are established Colombian and international galleries presenting captivating proposals:

(bis) | oficina de proyectos (Colombia); 80M2 Livia Benavides (Peru); AFA Galería (Chile); ALARCÓN CRIADO (Spain); Arróniz Arte Contemporáneo (Mexico); Athena Contemporânea (Brazil); Bäckerstrasse4 (Austria); Beatriz Esguerra Arte (Colombia); BETA (Colombia); Blau Projects (Brazil); Casas Riegner (Colombia); Document-Art Gallery (Argentina); espaivisor (Spain); Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel (Brazil); Galería de las Misiones (Uruguay); Galería Doce Cero Cero – 12:00 (Colombia); Galería Elba Benítez (Spain); Galería La Cometa (Colombia); RGR+ART (Venezuela); Galería Sextante (Colombia); Galería de la Oficina (Colombia); Bacelos (Spain); Galeria Eduardo Fernandes (Brazil); Galeria El Museo/Galería Fernando Pradilla (Colombia / Spain); Galería José de la Mano (Spain); Galeria Luisa Strina (Brazil); Galeria Raquel Arnaud (Brazil); Galerie Jérôme Poggi (France); Galerija Gregor Podnar (Germany); Henrique Faria Buenos Aires (Argentina); Instituto de Visión (Colombia); Isla Flotante (Argentina); JosédelaFuente (Spain); LAMB arts (United Kingdom); Leon Tovar Gallery (United States); Luis Adelantado (Mexico); MCMC (Argentina); Max Estrella (Spain); Michael Sturm Gallery (Germany); mor charpentier (France); Nils Stærk (Denmark); Nueveochenta (Colombia); PASTO (Argentina); Plecto Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo (Colombia); Rafael Pérez Hernando (Spain); Rolf Art (Argentina); Ruth Benzacar Galería de Arte (Argentina); Sicardi Gallery (United States); SKETCH (Colombia); Steve Turner (United States); Vermelho (Brazil); Y Gallery (United States).

The selection has been made by the members of the Committee, Elba Benítez (Galería Elba Benítez, Spain), Eduardo Brandão (Vermelho, Brazil), Beatriz López (Instituto de Visión, Colombia), Alex Mor (mor charpentier, Colombia-France) and Leon Tovar (Leon Tovar Gallery, USA).

ARTBO was created in 2005 by Bogotá’s Chamber of Commerce in response to the growing business interest in cultural and creative industries, particularly with respect to the visual arts sector. During the four days, the fairbrings together national and international galleries, curators, artists and general public around a platform of commercialization providing one of the most significant cultural showcases in the visual arts in Colombia and the central axis of the artistic circuit that takes place during the month of October in Bogotá.