Between March 1 and 3, the third edition of Hybrid Art Fair will transform the Madrid Hotel Petit Palace Santa Bárbara into an immense art gallery, in which 150 emerging artists from the national and international scene will exhibit their works, surrounded by performances, concerts, training activities, networking and exclusive events.
Topics such as immigration and post-humanism, aromatic or gustatory sensory evocations, electronic folklore, irreverence, humor or sound and interactive art will come together here, through multiple disciplines and activities.
Hybrid Art Fair is an annual meeting of young galleries, hybrid art spaces and artists' initiatives, conceived in the format of a fair and directed by three cultural managers: Ana Sanfrutos, Eugenia Chenlo and Aida Chaves (founders also of Boreal Projects).
The event, which is part of the Art Week in Madrid, differs from the usual concept of the fair by its unusual format: the rooms of the hotel are transformed into exhibition spaces (36 of them will be intervened this year), which makes the exhibitors face the challenge of installation, and that visitors get a close and welcoming experience with the artists.
Hybrid will also convert other spaces of the Petit Palace Santa Bárbara into a stage for its parallel activities, among which stand out an aromatic laboratory ("Evening menu", by Shahar Afek), memories of sociocultural events of the past ("The Last Supper of the Generation of the '27 Cocktail Croquetelón ", by Luis Melón Arroyo) and the improvised, audiovisual and sound performance by the Taiwanese artist Veeeky.
In the transit areas of the fair, such as corridors and staircases, there will be the "Displaced" installations and ephemeral interventions program. The artists selected in this second edition are: Laura Navarro (firstname.lastname@example.org), Ana Daganzo (Solutions / Reactions), Sergio D Loeda (Untitled), Jan Raydan Bastidas (Kaos Play), Nacho Garcia (In case of Stendhal), Miguel Angelit (I am not), José Carlos Rivera (Here.), Iria Martínez (Coupling), José Bravo (Vertical Border), Alsira Monforte Baz (Lomismo), Nuuco (The Thread), Alicia Torres Simón (Gran Dorado) and Maria Mrn Trd (To feel the change).
In addition, "Microresidencias. 1 Artist 1 Day ", in which the public will be able to interact with artists such as Rocío Bueno, Víctor Clemente and Aurora Duque de la Torre.
As a novelty, Hybrid Art Fair introduces in this edition "Talking Independent", a forum where new models of management within the international independent art scene will be discussed, with presentations by curators and artists.
The concerts will begin on Friday the 1st with the electronic folklore of Julián Mayorga and the irreverent songs of the versatile Clara te Canta. While on Saturday 2, the IN-SONORA festival will approach the experimentation with the voice looping of Narcoléptica, the Alfredo Morte Symphony Orchestra, and the live coding of Aurora Steve -a music with very diverse references, created live through the programming with algorithms.
Although it is a very young fair, this edition has a marked international presence: of the 35 confirmed exhibitors, 15 are foreigners (42%):
101 Studio (Bogotá, Colombia), Ed Video (Guelph, Canada), Eggers 2.0 (Turin, Italy), IAS Beijing (Beijing, China), Idris (Tel Aviv, Israel), Izolyatsia (Kiev, Ukraine), Kunsthallekleinbasel (Basel) , Switzerland), Raum E116 (Berlin, Germany), Studija Mindiuzarte (Kaunas, Lithuania), Studio 38 Contemporary Art Gallery (Pistoia, Italy), Systema Gallery (Osaka, Japan), The Naked Room (Kyiv, Ukraine), Ufofabrik ( Trento, Italy), Veeeky (Taipei, Taiwan) and Wasps (Glasgow, Scotland).
For the Spanish part, they participate:
Admiral Arte Contemporáneo (Málaga), Arte-Desgenerado (Madrid), Arteuparte (San Sebastián), Bolidismo (Durango, Vizcaya), Cobertura Photo (Sevilla), Doble erre (Madrid), Fotolateras (Valencia), Artizar Gallery (La Laguna, Tenerife), Espai D'Art Gallery 32 (Pollensa, Mallorca), La Doce (Boiro, La Coruña), La Ley de Snell (Madrid), Laecléctica (Huelva), LaLatente (Madrid), Russian Museum (Alarcón, Cuenca) , Cerebral Parto (Arrecife, Lanzarote), Proiektu (Madrid), I see Art everywhere (Madrid), and Zart (Valladolid).
Some of the proposals that will be seen at the fair do so because of awards received. This is the case of the artist Florencia Rojas, Premio Impulsarte by Petit Palace Hotels; the spaces Barbecho and Ars Coco, Hybrid Art Festival Award, and Romina Rivero winner of the NOW'19 scholarship of the Artizar Gallery.
In addition, the 2019 edition has several projects that have institutional support, such as Sustainable data-Family tape2, by the artist Veeeky (Economic and Cultural Office of Taipei); The Naked Room and Izolyatsia (Ukrainian Institute); and the IAS Beijing (Goethe Institut).
On the cover: Shahar Afek. Evening Menu (2019)