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Barcelona Gallery Weekend is an annual 4-day event about contemporary and avant-garde art which takes place in Barcelona and its outskirts (L’Hospitalet de Llobregat). In 2017 Barcelona Gallery Weekend celebrates its third edition.

Organized by Art Barcelona, the programme presents the projects of the selected galleries and two parallel programmes: Compositions and D'esquena a la galeria.

Barcelona Gallery Weekend aims to reinforce art collecting in the city and to value the labour of the galleries as culture generating spaces open to the public.

Opening hours

Galleries, Compositions and D’esquena a la galeria

Thursday September 28th, 15:00 – 19:00 (professional preview), 19:00 – 21:00 (openings)
Friday September 29th 11:00 – 20:00
Saturday September 30th, 11:00 – 20:00
Sunday October 1st, 11:00 – 15:00

Parallel programme

Compositions presents artistic interventions in unique sites across the city, either because of its arquitecture, its activity or its history. Each of the commissioned artists is represented by a gallery participating in the BGW. Compositions was iniciated by the curatorial team Latitudes and for this third edition the curators are Alexandra Laudo and Glòria Picazo.

D'esquena a la galeria is an exhibition of artworks from the BGW participating gallerists' private collections  related to a subject and to a venue which both change in every edition. Curated by Joana Hurtado Matheu.

Agenda of activities


16:30  Conversation Stephan Balkenhol and Jaume Plensa on public sculpture (in English), at Galeria Senda. Limited capacity. For registration contact the gallery. Trafalgar 32, Barcelona

18:30  Conversation: Martha Rosler and Jorge Ribalta (in English), at àngels barcelona. Pintor Fortuny 27, Barcelona

19:00 – 21:00  Exhibition opening at the participating galleries.

20:00  Conversation with artist Ixone Sádaba and presentation of her publication Gulala  (in Spanish), at Tasneem Gallery. Castellnou 51, Barcelona


17:30  Guided visit to the exhibition The Triumph of Solitary Life by artist Iñaki Bonillas (in Spanish/English), at ProjecteSD. Passeig Mercader 8, baixos 1, Barcelona

18:00  Conversation: Rafel Bestard and Íñigo Navarro moderated by the exhibition’s curator Víctor Castañeda (in Spanish), at Galeria Contrast. Ice creams tasting offered by DelaCrem. Consell de Cent 281, Barcelona

18:30  Guided visit to the exhibition The space of dreams by the curator Vicenç Altaió (in Catalan), at Mayoral. Consell de Cent 286, Barcelona


11:00  Unplugged: Jordi Colomer vs Javier Díaz-Guardiola (in Spanish), at ADN Galeria. Enric Granados 49, Barcelona

11:00  Guided visit to the exhibition Displays of Affection II: Imagine the future by curator ferranElOtro (in Spanish), at Galeria Estrany-de La Mota. Passatge Mercader 18, Barcelona

11:00 – 13:30 aprox  ARCO GalleryWalk: Eixample Sud. Guided visit (in Spanish/Catalan). Registration required.

11:00 – 15:00  Brunch at Nogueras Blanchard and Ana Mas Projects. Isaac Peral 7, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat

11:30 – 14:30 aprox  ARCO GalleryWalk: Born. Guided visit  (in Spanish/Catalan). Registration required.

12:00  Jam de Lied concert in collaboration with Fundació Victòria dels Àngels, at Galeria Carles Taché. Mèxic 19 (interior passage), Barcelona

12:00 – 14:30 aprox  ARCO GalleryWalk: Eixample Nord. Guided visit (in Spanish/Catalan). Registration required.

12:30 – 15:00 aprox  ARCO GalleryWalk: Ciutat Vella. Guided visit (in Spanish/Catalan). Registration required.

15:30 – 19:30 aprox  ARCO GalleryWalk: Metropolitana. Guided visit (in Spanish/Catalan). Registration required.

16:00 – 19:00 aprox  ARCO GalleryWalk: Born. Guided visit (in Spanish/Catalan). Registration required.

17:30  Guided visit to the exhibition Sculptor’s drawings by artist Lluís Blanc (in Spanish/Catalan), at Àmbit Galeria d’Art. Consell de Cent 282, Barcelona

19:30 – 20:30  Activity with artist Diane Guyot de Saint Michel, represented by Bombon projects (in English), at Ocaña. Plaça Reial 15, Barcelona.

21:00  Have a drink with BGW at Ocaña! Plaça Reial 15, Barcelona


11:00 – 15:00 aprox ARCO GalleryWalk: Metropolitana. Guided visit (in Spanish/Catalan). Registration required.

11:00 – 13:30 aprox ARCO GalleryWalk: Ciutat Vella. Guided visit (in Spanish/Catalan). Registration required.

11:30 – 14:00 aprox ARCO GalleryWalk: Eixample Sud. Guided visit (in Spanish/Catalan). Registration required.

11:30 – 14:00 aprox ARCO GalleryWalk: Eixample Nord. Guided visit (in Spanish/Catalan). Registration required.