BAphoto announces the galleries participating in its Main Section for the 2016 edition
BAphoto is the largest art fair geared to photography in the region. In its over ten years of existence, BAphoto has worked to further the development of photography in the larger art field and to valorize its production on an international level. The 2016 edition of the fair is the first to be held in La Rural; over forty galleries will participate.
BAphoto is the largest art fair geared to photography in Latin America. Since it was created in 2005, BAphoto has worked to further the development of photography in the larger art field and to valorize its production on an international level. In its over ten years of existence, the fair has become a point of reference for Latin American photography and a gathering point for artists, curators, critics, specialized journalists, and the growing number of collectors interested in photography.
Held in other venues for its eleven previous editions, for this edition BAphoto has decided to begin a new phase in its development and to move to La Rural convention center in Buenos Aires. A larger space with different layout will allow the fair to include new players and increase its presence on the international art scene.
The president of the fair’s twelfth edition is Diego Costa Peuser and its artistic director is Francisco Medail. This year, BAphoto aims to consolidate its development and to further the growth of the photographic medium with the participation of specialized galleries and the support of the different institutions and sponsors that have made this project possible.
In addition to the main section, BAphoto includes a number of other sections. Fuera de Foco [Out of Focus] presents three alternative spaces (Convoi in Buenos Aires, Siberia in La Plata, and Mal de Archivo in Rosario) that combine photography, text, and printed art. Wunderkammer will once again participate in the fair with Hilario Artes, Letras & Oficios and Poema 20, projects specialized in historical photography and photographic processes. Ariel Authier is the guest curator of the second edition of Links Project. He will present an exhibition based on a selection of artists represented by galleries in the main section. Videoproject—which presents a group of artists specialized in video art—will once again be curated by Jazmín Adler. For the first time, this edition of the fair will include Special Rooms, a section of international galleries curated by José Antonio Navarrete. This edition of the fair features as well Photobook Tijuana, a section of publishing houses specialized in photography organized by the prestigious Brazilian Feria Tijuana. The guest artist this year is Claudia Andujar, who will present an installation for Vermelho gallery; the fair will pay tribute to Juan di Sandro with an exhibition that highlights the importance his body of work and his career to the local scene.
Galleries in the Main Section:Artium (Miami), Brasei (São Pablo), BÚM (La Plata, Argentina), Cecilia Caballero (Buenos Aires), Cosmocosa (Buenos Aires), Del infinito (Buenos Aires), Diego Obligado (Rosario, Argentina), Diego Ortiz Mugica (Buenos Aires), El Mirador (Buenos Aires), Factoría Santa Rosa (Santiago, Chile), Fita Tape (São Pablo), Gabelich Contemporáeo (Rosario, Argentina), Gachi Prieto (Buenos Aires), Ginsberg (Lima), Hache (Buenos Aires), HILO (Buenos Aires), Imaginario (Buenos Aires), Jorge Mara (Buenos Aires), La Arte (Salta, Argentina), Madre (Buenos Aires), Maman Fine Art (Miami), Nora Fisch (Buenos Aires), Piedras (Buenos Aires), Prima (Santiago, Chile), Quimera (Buenos Aires), Rolf Art (Buenos Aires), Ruth Benzacar (Buenos Aires), Sessa Gallery (Buenos Aires), Silvia Miranda (Buenos Aires), Sputnik (Buenos Aires), Studio 488 (Buenos Aires), The White Lodge (Córdoba, Argentina), ungallery (Buenos Aires), Vasari (Buenos Aires).