Art Marbella

Art/Marbella ( will celebrate its first edition between July 30 and August 3 at Palacio de Ferias, Congresos y Exposiciones de Marbella.
This international art fair will have nearly 40 galeries, including names such as Baró Galeria from Brazil, FL Gallery from Italy, Narrative Projects from London, Filomena Soares from Portugal, as well as some of the most important galleries from Spain.
Portuguese curator Bruno Leitao will showcase the artistic scene of Portugal and Madrid through the projects Portugal Contact Zone and New Madrid.

The atelier of the Hungarian – born French – artist Nicolas Schöffer, considered the father of cybernetic art and one of the pioneers of video art, will exhibit some his most representative works never before exhibited in Spain, and artist Dionisio Gonzalez will present a project developed specifically for the fair.


With strong representation from Spain, Art/Marbella will have important galleries from Madrid, like Espacio Mínimo, Max Estrella, F2 Galería, Odalys Madrid, Fernando Pradilla, Alimentación 30 + Salón, Daniel Cardani, Twin Gallery, L21 Gallery and APgallery.

Also attending will be Alarcon Criado from Sevilla; Michel Mejuto and Carreras Mugica from Bilbao; Galería Pelaires from Palma de Mallorca; Gema Llamazares and Aurora Vigil-Escalera from Gijón; Set Espai d’Art, Area 72/Punto and Rosa Santos from Valencia; Yusto/Giner from Marbella; Red Penguin from San Pedro de Alcántara; STOA Gallery from Estepona; Art Nueve from Murcia; Rodrigo Juarranz from Aranda del Duero; Bacelos y Adhoc from Vigo; and Saro León from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

European galleries participating in Art/Marbella include Filomena Soares and Carlos Carvalho from Portugal; Opere Scelte and FL Gallery from Italy; Narrative Projects from England, and Mark Hachem from France.

Scandinavian galleries come to Art/Marbella supported by Finnish curator Aura Seikkula, and include Elephant Kunsthalle from Norway.

Latinamerica will be represented by prestigious galleries such as Baró Galeria from Brazil, Galería de las Misiones from Uruguay, and El Museo from Colombia.

Art/Marbella will have a space dedicated to institutions, including the Contemporary Art Museum Antonio Domínguez de Haro in Granada and Art Slant, the American multimedia platform committed to providing a social perspective on art.

Mexican artist and curator Othon Castañeda, responsible for the design and decoration of the fair, has created an original layout with ample display spaces and welcoming resting areas. Of particular note is the VIP Lounge, decorated with objects from Cristal de Sèvres, created from fire and air, with origins dating back to 1750.

International wellknown galleries
Fernando Botero, Santa Rosalía, 2014. Ph. Galería El Museo | Richard Serra, Untitled, 2005. Ph. Galería Carreras Mugica | Jose Guerrero, La Mancha #17, 2012. Ph. Galería Alarcón Criado, Sevilla

The artistic committee of Art/Marbella is comprised of five renowned international professionals: Omar López-Chahoud, independent curator based in New York, and founder and director of the fair UNTITLED of Miami; Neri Torcello, Italian resident in London, who will be in charge of selecting Master artists; and María Chiara Valacchi, curator and director of the Spazio Cabinet Foundation in Milan; Bruno Leitao, Portuguese curator focusing in Spanish and Portuguese art; and Aura Seikkula, expert in Scandinavian art.

One of the most important exhibits on display during Art/Marbella will be a showing of works by Nicolas Schöffer, considered the father of cybernetic art, organized by the artist’s atelier and curated by Rolando Carmona.

Portugal, Contact Zone is a project curated por Bruno Leitao, with galleries Carlos Carvalho and Filomena Soares, that showcases the current Portuguese art scene, which has long been characterized by its links and interaction with foreign art.

The more emerging art from the Spanish capital will be represented in Madrid Now, that gathers Twin Gallery and projects Alimentación 30 + Salón, presenting some of the most significant names in the new generation of Spanish contemporary art.

Art/Marbella will host, on July 31, the first encounter of CPR – Curatorial Program for Research (, an intensive research program for international curators focused on sharing different local artistic practices and realities from around the World.

Visitors to the fair will come across a space dedicated to the artistic side of actor Jordi Molla and the Olympic athlete Hubertus von Hohenlohe, one of the City Marbella’s beloved sons.


Art/Marbella has prepared an unparalleled program that will gather more than 70 international collectors, who will stay at the luxurious Villa Padierna Palace Hotel and enjoy private visits to CAC de Málaga and the Centre Pompidou, in addition to

attending exclusive parties at Marbella Club and Trocadero, both sponsors of the fair.
The official car of Art/Marbella is the new DS5, characterized by its advanced design, luxury and care for detail.


Alejandro Zaia, is an entrepreneur and founder of important fairs such as PINTA London and PINTA NewYork, focused on Latin American, Portuguese and Spanish art. Zaia is a director of the Collection MUNDUS NOVUS, dedicated to Iberoamerican contemporary art, and previously was international advisor of MOLAA, Museun of Latin American Art of Los Angeles, and the ART Museum for Private Collectors. Zaia’s work and his commitment to promoting culture was recently recognized by Observatorio

D’achtall, with their annual award for the advancement of culture.

Sebastian Valdez is an entrepreneur with more than 25 years experience in banking, private equity and finance with companies in Latin America, the US and Europe. He is a founding partner and CFO of the collection MUNDUS NOVUS, dedicated to Iberoamerican contemporary art. He lives in London.AMlogo



Thursday, July 30 – Preview by invitation
for press, VIP and professionals
Friday 31, Saturday 1, Sunday 2 and Monday 3 August
Time: 18.00 – 22.30

Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones de Marbella
Avda. José Meliá, 2
29600 Marbella, Málaga

Aeropuerto internacional de Málaga: 37 minutes
Station AVE Málaga: 45 minutes
15% Discount on Iberia Airlines

Mónica Iglesias | | Tel. 620 421 253