ARTBO announces participating galleries in its 2016 Main Section
The most important contemporary art fairs in Latin America announces participating galleries in its new edition.
ARTBO is one of the most important contemporary art fairs in Latin America. Growing from 12,000 visitors during its first edition to 35,000 visitors last year, it is considered a key player in the international art circuit. In 2016, ARTBO is delighted to welcome 57 galleries from 28 cities in the main section of its 12th edition, which runs from October 27 to 30, 2016.
Over its 12 years, ARTBO has grown from strength to strength, while maintaining its highly selective approach to its gallery selection and the exceptional quality of its experimental and non-commercial program. ARTBO is not only one of the main commercial platforms for art in Latin America, it is also a must-visit space for cultural exchange and research, with a strong international presence of leading and emerging galleries and institutions.
The Fair is known for showcasing a mix of well-known artists and emerging young talent, and for its solid and highly praised program. The participation of key players in the art world makes it a research platform for art professionals from around the globe. ARTBO presents a strong curated program that extends beyond the fair, where new talent is promoted in sites throughout the city—a space dedicated to the work of young artists.
In addition to the Main Section, ARTBO presents Proyectos featuring curated works specially commissioned for the fair and presented by galleries; Referentes, which pays tribute to renowned art masters who, due to their historic importance, have become iconic figures for artists today; SITIO, a curated section across the fair site that features works that transcend galleries booths and take over alternative spaces; Artecámara, a non-commercial section dedicated to promoting and showcasing the work of promising young Colombian artists; Articularte, an educational space for experimentation and creation that explores the relationship between art and education; and FORO, where discussions are hosted in an experimental format with invited artists, curators and critics. The curators for all sections will be announced soon.
Colombia has established itself as a culture-rich destination with an increasing vocation for creative industries and the arts. As one of the most diverse countries in Latin America, Colombia attracts tourists not only for its exotic destinations but also for its rich and vibrant art market, which stands out in the region particularly during October, the art month in Bogota, whose key element is ARTBO.
Main Section exhibitors list: AFA Galería, Santiago de Chile; ALARCÓN CRIADO, Seville; Arredondo Arozarena Mexico City; Arróniz Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City; Barro Arte Contemporáneo, Buenos Aires; Beatriz Esguerra Arte, Bogotá; BETA Galería, Bogotá; Blau Projects, Sao Paulo; CASAS RIEGNER, Bogotá; El Apartamento, Havana; espaivisor, Valencia; GALERIA DE LA OFICINA S.A.S, Antioquia; Galeria Athena Contemporánea, Río de Janeiro; Galería de las Misiones, Punta del Este; Galería Doce Cero Cero 12:00, Bogotá; Galeria Eduardo Fernandes, Sao Paulo; Galeria El Museo/Galería Fernando Pradilla *, Bogotá; Galerìa Elba Benítez, Madrid; Galeria Fortes Vilaça, Sao Paulo; Galería Isabel Aninat, Santiago de Chile; Galeria Jaqueline Martins, Sao Paulo; Galería La Cometa, Bogotá; Galeria Luisa Strina, Sao Paulo; Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz, Madrid; Galeria Raquel Arnaud, Sao Paulo; Galería Sextante - Taller Arte Dos Gráfico, Bogotá; Galerie Jérôme Poggi, Paris; Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich; Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin; Habana, Havana; Ignacio Liprandi Arte Contemporáneo, Buenos Aires; Instituto de Visión, Bogotá; JENNY VILA, Cali; Johannes Vogt Gallery, New York; José delaFuente, Santander; LAMB Arts, London Leon Tovar Gallery, New York; LUIS ADELANTADO, Mexico DF; MAMA, Los Angeles; Max Estrella, Madrid; Michael Sturm Gallery, Stuttgart; mor charpentier, Paris; NoMíNIMO, Guayaquil; Nueveochenta, Bogotá; oficina de proyectos, Cali P420, Bologna; Plecto Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo, Medellin; Rafael Pérez Hernando, Madrid; ROLF ART, Buenos Aires; Sabrina Amrani, Madrid; Sicardi Gallery LP, Houston; SKETCH ROOM, Bogotá; Steve Turner, Los Angeles; Vermelho, Sao Paulo; Walden Gallery, Buenos Aires; Wu Galería, Lima;Y Gallery, New York.