ARCOmadrid 2021

ARCOmadrid, Madrid / Spain

July 7–11, 2021
June 17, 2021
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ARCOmadrid 2021 will celebrate its 40th edition from July 7 to 11, marking a turning point to relaunch and reactivate the contemporary art market. The support received from institutions, museums and art centres, galleries, collectors and other professionals has been fundamental to set this cultural encounter in motion.

To meet this challenge of providing a scenario ripe for reactivation and the long-awaited professional encounter, ARCO will strive to further its spirit of service to galleries, redoubling its conscientious efforts to drive the art market, promote artists, foster collecting and strengthen its role as a meeting-point and forum for exchange between Europe and Latin America. 

On this occasion, ARCO will downsize without compromising on international participation, expected to be around 54%, or artistic proposals from the galleries set to ensure a quality fair in which art professionals will celebrate the cultural reunion.

ARCO will once again revolve around its main backbone, the General Programme, that will enjoy the participation of an important number of top-tier European galleries including Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris; Chantal Crousel, Paris; Mor Charpentier, Paris; Lelong, Paris; Jérôme Poggi, Paris; Perrotin, Paris; Peter Kilchman, Zurich; Nordenhake, Berlin; Carlier Gebauer, Berlin; Peres Projects, Berlin; Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv/Brussels; Krinzinger, Vienna; Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna; Nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna; Wilde, Geneva, and Nadja Vilenne, Liège, Belgium. These will be joined by others such as Russi Klenner, Berlin; Knust Kunz Gallery Editions, Munich, and Movart, Luanda.

As ever, ARCOmadrid will take an interest in new galleries which owing to their short trajectory or their newness in the Spanish context, present interesting proposals and facilitate the discovery of other creators. Through its Opening Programme, for which the selection was made by Övül Durmuşoğlu and Julia Morandeira, the fair will provide a space for exploring galleries like Suprainfinit, Bucharest; Jahmek, Luanda; The Pill, Istanbul; Balcony, Lisbon or Eugster Belgrade, Belgrade.

On this very special edition, the presence of Latin America will take on newfound protagonism. ARCO incorporates a special Latin American art section, produced in collaboration with Mariano Mayer. In a new model that puts forward the possibility of including works that do not require transportation for their exhibition or that rely on the complicity of other galleries, this area will boast the presence of works from galleries like Arróniz, Mexico City; Casa Triângulo, São Paulo; Constitución, Buenos Aires; Die Ecke, Santiago de Chile; Instituto de Visión, Bogotá; Luciana Brito, São Paulo; Nueveochenta, Bogota, Rolf Art, Buenos Aires, and Vigil Gonzales, Cuzco, Peru, among others.

Alongside this, other galleries from Latin America such as Baró Galeria, São Paulo; El Apartamento, Havana; Proyecto Paralelo, Mexico City; House of Gaga, Mexico City; La Balsa Arte, Bogota, and Piero Atchugarry, Garzón, Colombia, will take part in the General Programme.

One of ARCO’s novelties this year will be to focus the artist projects exclusively on women, thus helping to raise the visibility and protagonism of female creators. Among others, Anastasia Samoylova , Sabrina Amrani; Dominique González- Foerster, Albarrán Bourdais; Beth Moysés, Fernando Pradilla; Sophie Ristelhueber, Jérôme Poggi; Jessica Stockholde, Max Estrella; Kristin Wenzel, Suprainfinit.

In addition to the gallery contents, ARCOmadrid will present other spaces that will broaden the visitors’ perspective of contemporary art. From ArtsLibris, the contemporary publishing fair, to the cultural spaces, including the ARCOmadrid Forum, with an intense programme of debates hinging on three axes: the future of the art market and the fairs; sustainability, agenda 2030 and contemporary art, and creating for the future.