The Spanish international art fair ARCOmadrid takes place from March 6 to 10 with a great number of Latin American proposals, curatorial projects, galleries and artists.


In terms of galleries, the 43rd edition of ARCOmadrid 2024 has a 35% of Spanish representation, through the participation of 73 galleries from the country. On the other hand, the international segment stands at 65% –132 galleries–, and about 30% of this is from Latin America, with the participation of 38 galleries from 13 countries, with a special presence of Argentina, Brazil and Mexico.


The section The Shore, the Tide, the Current: An Oceanic Caribbean proposes a reading of the complex intersection between the land and the sea that is proposed from and to the shore as a space of exchange and constant instability. Among its proposals the Arróniz gallery presents the artist Madeline Jiménez and Diablo Rosso gallery, exhibits the investigations of colonialism of the artist Omar Velazquez. The _vigilgonzales gallery features works by Puerto Rican artist Karlo Andrei Ibarra.

The main section features the presence of Herlitzka & Co., which exhibits works by anonymous weavers from Northern Argentina, Andrés Bedoya, Fernando 'Coco' Bedoya, Gonzalo Elvira, Anita Payró, Alejandro Puente and Candelaria Traverso. The pieces are linked to textiles and the Latin American cosmovision. Nora Fisch, participates with a Solo Show by Alfredo Londaibere and it is the first time that a large group of works by this artist is exhibited internationally. For its part, Pasto Galería presents artists whose themes are linked to the South American territory and its problems in the present and the recent past. At the stand visitors are able to see works by Peruvian artist Iosu Aramburu, Francisco Casas Silvaz from Chile, Zé Carlos García from Brazil and Argentinean Ariel Cusnir. Ruth Benzacar Gallery's booth gathers works by Ana Gallardo, Florencia Rodriguez Giles, Sofia Durrieu and Ulises Mazzucca. Finally, W-Galería exhibits works by two artists whose practices are strongly linked to their cultural roots, their environment, and natural materials: Chonon Bensho and Florencia Sadir.

In turn, for this edition of ARCO Madrid 2024, Galería Karen Huber presents five artists whose work is crucial to question the evolution of human identity and experience through painting: Allan Villavicencio, Lucía Vidales, Yann Leto, Othiana Roffiel and Andrew Holmquist. Casa Triângulo presents unpublished works by Fernanda Galvão and Sandra Cinto. Another highlight is Crisis Gallery, which shows the work of Raul Silva, Santiago Yahuarcani, Gala Berger and Flavia Gandolfo.

Opening. New galleries, bets on young international galleries and to be a space for the discovery of new proposals. Piedras is one of the 15 galleries participating in this section with a proposal that puts in dialogue a series of drawings in biro on paper by Santa Fe, Argentina, artist Clara Esborraz and a set of sculptures in polychrome plaster by Tucumán, Argentina, artist Carla Grunauer.


Some of the artists in the section try different tactics with the aim of deconstructing the world as we know it, resorting, among other things, to portals that lead us to that which remains hidden. So does Andrés Matias Pinilla, presented by Espacio Continuo through collage. The gallery also presents the dreamlike scenes of Adriana Ciudad.

In the section Never the Same. Latin American Art, which seeks to contribute to reinforce the research of Latin American creation, there is a presence of three associated argentinian galleries. Isla Flotante will present a group of paintings from the Tamizh series by Argentinean artist Rosario Zorraquin. Sendros Gallery will participate in a Solo Show with works by Andrés Piña. The _vigilgonzales gallery presents works by Violeta Quispe Yupari, who continues the family legacy exploring contemporary themes of the Sarhua visual tradition on which she expresses herself from a feminist stance. 


Nohemí Pérez, from the Instituto de Visión gallery, focuses on the relationship between humans and nature, using art to reinterpret the territory of Catatumbo, a region marked by conflicts and tensions. Her work uses charcoal to make visible the exploitation of resources and the violence generated. Denilson Baniwa, represented by A Gentil Carioca gallery, uses a variety of media to explore the legacies of colonialism in the Americas, highlighting indigenous resistance and survival in the face of it. His work challenges colonial narratives through the appropriation of historical images and the incorporation of contemporary elements.

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