The new edition of the contemporary art fair that celebrates its 15th anniversary promises to be the most dynamic in its history and be full of “novelties, action and movement”. The appointment will be from February 26 to March 1, 2020, in the Crystal Gallery of the Cibeles Palace in the Spanish capital.
According to its organizers, Art Madrid 2020 "will become a dynamic event where the public will enjoy an immersive experience in contemporary art, thanks to our programming of actions outside and inside the fair."
In that sense, between February 12 and March 1, ART MADRID-PROJECTOR’20 will bring performative actions, master classes, meetings with artists and projections; a program curated again by Mario Gutiérrez Cru, director of the pioneering video art festival PROJECTOR, in collaboration with the Medialab Prado and Sala Alcalá 31 spaces.
ONE PROJECT will also return, directed by the art critic and independent curator Fernando Gómez de la Cuesta. Under the enigmatic title of Wild Art Madrid promises to be “a place of dialogue (but also of conflict) where nine artists will share a face-to-face space presenting unpublished projects specific to the fair”.
This year, the fair - of which Arte por Excelencias is a media partner - will bring 41 exhibitors to the Madrid Art Week, which will bring works by almost 200 emerging creators and medium-career artists.
There will be 27 Spanish and 14 foreign galleries, coming from 9 countries. And all disciplines will be available: painting, sculpture, graphic work, photography, video art, installation ...
There are 13 exhibitors that are premiered for the first time at Art Madrid: it is Arte Gallery (Marbella), ATC Gallery (Santa Cruz de Tenerife), Galerie LJ (Paris), Galleria Stefano Forni (Bologna), Kaplan Projects and MA Contemporary Art ( Palma de Mallorca), Luisa Catucci Gallery and Urban Spree (Berlin), More ART Gallery (Quito), N2 and Pigment Gallery (Barcelona), Offspace | galerie panoptikum (Gilgenberg) and Plastic Murs (Valencia).
Among the galleries that visit the fair again are the national Alba Cabrera Gallery and Shiras Gallery (Valencia), Arancha Osoro (Oviedo), Aurora Vigil-Escalera and Bea Villamarín, (Gijón), Moret Art (A Coruña), Luisa Pita Gallery (Santiago de Compostela), Spiral Gallery (Noja), Kur Art Gallery (San Sebastián), Rodrigo Juarranz (Aranda de Duero).
From Barcelona come 3 Punts, Miquel Alzueta Gallery, Víctor Lope Contemporary Art and the Zielinsky Gallery. And from Madrid return DDR Art Gallery, BAT Alberto Cornejo Gallery, Contemporary Hispanic Gallery, Kreisler Gallery, Marita Segovia and Soraya Cartategui.
International participation is consolidated year after year and, in 2020, 35% of the fair will be filled with proposals, ideas and projects from France, Portugal, Austria, Germany and Italy, through Ecuador and Cuba, until they reach Taiwan.
We will see Art Lounge Gallery and São Mamede Gallery (Lisbon), Collage Habana (Havana), Norty (Paris), Nuno Sacramento (Ílhavo), Paulo Nunes Contemporary Art (Vila Franca de Xira), Schmalfuss (Berlin) and Yiri Arts (Taipei).