Swab Barcelona, founded in 2006 by private collector Joaquín Díez-Cascón, is an international art fair that brings together galleries, artists, curators and collectors from all over the world. Its objective since it was founded is to promote young and emerging talented artists on the current contemporary art scene.
The 2023 edition of SWAB
The 16th edition of Swab Barcelona, the International Contemporary Art Fair, will take place from October 5 to 8. In this edition, 70 art galleries will participate, including 27 national and 43 international from 21 different countries, with more than 200 artists.
Swab Barcelona focuses on the latest trends in contemporary art and presents seven different programs, including established galleries, emerging galleries, Latin American proposals, independent spaces, Catalan interdisciplinary projects, young galleries and video art.
Highlighting a novelty, the SOLO Show program focuses on Catalan talent and highlights four independent spaces that will present avant-garde trends. Also, the Video Box program focuses on Southeast Asia and explores the concept of borders through art.
Swab 2023 will take place in the Fira de Barcelona Textile Pavilion, an industrial space of more than 3,000 m2. The fair includes prizes, activities for young art lovers and Swab Radio content generated by artists, gallerists and curators.
Finally, as usual, Swab dedicates an area of the fair to the youngest art lovers, Swab Kids, an open space where children can experiment with their creativity.
Children under 14 years old enter for free.