2017 sections, curators and committees

arteBA, Buenos Aires / Argentina

November 30, 2016

May 24–27, 2017

Pre-opening: May 23

La Rural
Palermo, Buenos Aires

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arteBA is proud to announce the sections and curators for the 26th edition of the fair, which will run from May 24 through 27 at the convention center La Rural.

This section consists of established galleries chosen by an independent selection committee pursuant to review of their applications.

Selection committee: Ana María Battistozzi (art critic and independent curator / Buenos Aires), Orly Benzacar (director of Ruth Benzacar gallery and Meridiano president / Buenos Aires), Eduardo Brandão (director of Vermelho gallery / São Paulo), Ignacio Liprandi (director of Ignacio Liprandi Arte Contemporáneo / Buenos Aires), Sabine Schmidt (director of PSM / Berlin)

Special Projects
Some of the galleries in the main section participate with a special project with up to three artists, with emphasis on the curatorial. The Main section committee itself is responsible for the selection.

Cabinet is a specific area within the galleries booths in the main section of the fair. In Cabinet, one or more works by a single artist are exhibited. The aim of the section is to show important, unique or emblematic works by modern and contemporary artists. A consulting committee determines the selection. 

Cabinet consulting committee: Ana María Battistozzi (art critic and independent curator / Buenos Aires), José Luis Blondet (curator of Special Projects at LACMA / Los Angeles), Luiza Teixeira de Freitas (independent curator / Lisboa)

U-Turn Project Rooms
A curator invites galleries to present a specific project featuring up to three artists.

Curator: Chris Sharp (writer and independent curator in Mexico City / USA)

Solo Show
A curator invites artists and the galleries representing them to take part through individual exhibitions.

Barrio Joven
The participants are galleries and new, innovative or alternative spaces representing young emerging artists. They are chosen by an independent team of curators.

Curatorial team: Raúl Flores (artist and independent project producer / Buenos Aires), Miguel López (curator in chief of TEOR/éTica and co-founder of Bisagra / Lima)

Isla de Ediciones
A team of curators invites independent presses and publishing houses to make available for public sale individual volumes and collections that provide theoretical support and information on contemporary art. The section has its own auditorium, which hosts book and publishing projects presentations and debates about editing and publishing around the world.

Curatorial team: Mariano Mayer (poet and freelance curator in Madrid / Buenos Aires), Gastón Pérsico (artist and graphic designer / Buenos Aires), Cecilia Szalkowicz (artist and graphic designer / Buenos Aires)

Open Forum
The Open Forum section is a venue where leading international figures in the art world come together to enrich debates on contemporary art. Is open to the public free of charge and with an independent entrance.

Prime Time Open Forum Coordinator: Agustín Pérez Rubio (artistic director of MALBA in Buenos Aires / Valencia)

More information: info [​at​] arteba.org