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Barcelona Gallery Weekend 2016

The second edition of the Barcelona Gallery Weekend offered an enriching program including 23 galleries, 1 foundation and the curated program “Compositions”, consisting of 5 site-specific interventions in unique venues made by artists linked to the city. Furthermore, 5 project spaces and 19 institutions joined the event as part of a parallel program. Altogether, the Barcelona Gallery Weekend 2016 presented the works of more than 100 artists in more than 65 exhibitions, artistic interventions, performances, guided tours and social events in the city and its outskirts.

All the venues registered a high public attendance and general enthusiasm and participation in the guided tours and related activities. The ARCO Walks – in collaboration with the ARCO Foundation– have been very successful: the call exceeded the forecast of the organization.

More than a hundred of international advisors and collectors travelled to Barcelona in those days to attend our tailored professional program. The press followed the event highlighting its importance in the Barcelona art scene (with more than 300 appearances in newspapers, magazines, web sites, and broadcastings) and the social media and bloggers of the art sector were especially active during the whole week.

Participating galleries

3 Punts Galeria  /  A|34  /  ADN Galeria  /  Ana Mas Projects  /  àngels barcelona  /  etHALL  /  Galeria Balaguer  /  Galeria Barbié  /  Galeria Carles Taché  /  Galeria Estrany-de la Mota  /  Galeria Joan Prats  /  Galeria Marc Domènech  /  Galeria Marlborough  /  Galeria Miquel Alzueta (The Laboratory)  /  Galeria Senda  /  Galeria Toni Tàpies  /  Galeria Trama  /  Mayoral  /  Nogueras Blanchard  /  ProjecteSD  /  RocioSantaCruz  /  Sala Dalmau  /  Víctor Lope Arte Contemporáneo

With the special collaboration of Blueproject Foundation.

"Compositions" programme

“Compositions” was a series of 5 site-specific interventions curated by Latitudes. The projects were commissioned to artists active in the Barcelona art scene and represented by the galleries participating at the event. Their works interacted with the specificity of a venue –chosen either because of its architecture, its activity or its history-. This program aimed to highlight some lesser known aspects of the cultural history of Barcelona and its municipal life.

The interventions were carried out by Lúa Coderch (at the Barcelona Billiard Club), Regina Giménez (at the former textile factory Can Trinxet in L’Hospitalet), Lola Lasurt (at the Public Library Arús), Robert Llimós (at the participating venues and at the city public space) and Wilfredo Prieto (at the Mounted Unit of the Barcelona City Police).

Parallel programme

Project spaces:
Espai Colona  /  Halfhouse  /  Homesession  /  Isaac Peral 7, 2nd floor. L’Hospitalet  /  Passatge Studio

Public and private institutions:
Arts Santa Mònica  /  CaixaForum  /  CCCB  /  Centre d’Art Tecla Sala  /  Cercle Artístic de Sant Lluc  /  Fabra i Coats. Centre d’Art Contemporani  /  Fundació Antoni Tàpies  /  Fundació Arranz-Bravo  /  Fundació Gaspar  /  Fundació Han Nefkens  /  Fundació Joan Miró  /  Fundació Setba  /  Fundació Suñol  /  Fundació Vila Casas  /  Fundació Mapfre  /  La Capella  /  MACBA  /  Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya  /  Museu Picasso


A project of:
Art Barcelona

With the support of:
Ajuntament de Barcelona  /  Generalitat de Catalunya  /  Ajuntament de L'Hospitalet  /  Acción Cultural Española

Sponsored by:
Abertis  /  ITgallery

Collaborating institutions and firms:
Fundació Banc Sabadell  /  Lateral  /  Fundación ARCO  /  Uterqüe  /  Gramona  /  Club Billar Barcelona  /  Guàrdia Urbana de Barcelona  /  Biblioteca Pública Arús  /  Fundació Joan Miró  /  Fundació Foto Colectania  /  Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya  /  MACBA  /  La Vanguardia  /  Arterri  /  Fundació Catalunya Cultura  /  Derby Hotels /  Ares Móbile  /  Joker  /  Laie

Media Partner:

María José Alasa Aluja  /  Berta Caldentey  /  Cal Cego Col·lecció d'Art Contemporani  /  Ainhoa Grandes  /  Laboratorios SALVAT  /  Álvaro López de Lamadrid  /  Bartolomé Masoliver  /  Albert Pecanins  /  Eduardo Rivero  /  Daniela Sánchez  /  Àngel Surroca  /  Carlos Usandizaga - Aurèlia Carulla  /  Uterqüe  /  Ernesto Ventós Omedes

Special thanks to Ignasi Aballí.


Executive committee:
Joan Anton Maragall  /  Ana Mas  /  Violant Porcel  /  Àlex Nogueras  /  Vicky Cortina  /  Glòria Pou

Technical office:
Glòria Pou (directora)  /  Lidia González Alija (coordinadora)

Curators of the "Compositions" programme:
Latitudes (Mariana Cánepa and Max Andrews)

Projects selection committee:
Montse Badia  /  Joana Hurtado  /  Àlex Mitrani

Collectors advisory committee:
Álvaro López de Lamadrid  /  Mario Rotllant  /  Carlos Usandizaga and Aurèlia Carulla