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36ª International Contemporary Art Fair

Dates:                                           22 - 26 February 2017 

Professional Visit:                     Wednesday 22 | from 12.00 noon to 8.00 pm

Thursday 23 | from 12.00 noon to 8.00 pm | Official Opening: from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon

Open to the public:                    Friday  24, Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 | from 12.00 noon to 8.00 pm

Venue:                                         Halls 7 and 9 of Feria de Madrid


Admission prices:                        Friday 24 and Saturday 25: 40 euros
Sunday 26: 30 euros
Admission + Catalogue: 66 euros

Reduced admission for students: Friday 24, Saturday 25, Sunday 26: 20 euros

Reduced Admission + Catalogue: 50 euros

Catalogue: 40 euros


The selected works range from historical avant-garde through contemporary classics to present-day art. A total of 200 galleries from 27 countries; the 164 galleries included in the General Programme and the 42 forming part of the curated programmes will show paintings, sculpture, installations, photography, video, new media, drawings and prints.


A selection of 164 Spanish and international galleries made by the Organising Committee of ARCOmadrid 2017. Among them, 19 are projects dedicated to either one or two artists (Solo/Duo). 


Argentina Plataforma / ARCO: 12 Argentine galleries selected by Inés Katzenstein, director-founder of Art Department of Torcuato Di Tella University, Buenos Aires. 

Diálogos: 12 galleries selected by María de Corral, Lorena Martínez de Corral and Catalina Lozano, whose stands present the works by two artists with an interrelation specifically conceived for ARCOmadrid. In collaboration with the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID). Curator Inés Katzenstein has collaborated also in this section with the proposal of some Argentine artists for these dialogues.

Opening: national and international galleries with a career of a maximum of 7 years, with the objective of providing the Fair with new artists and scenes. The programme is made up by 18 galleries selected by Juan Canela –independent curator and co-director of BAR project, Barcelona- and Stefanie Hessler –curator of TBA21-Academy and co-director of Andquestionmark, Stockholm-.  



ARCOmadrid 2017 offers an exclusive International Collectors' Programme. This programme includes exclusive visits to institutions and private collections, and preferential access to the Fair. In this way, ARCOmadrid ensures the presence of a large group of active collectors and purchasers, suggested by participating galleries, who will visit the Fair, increasing the volume of its business.



ARCOmadrid 2017 offers a space for debate on contemporary creation and the art market. The Collecting Forum, directed by Estrella de Diego and developed in partnership with Fundación Banco Santander, and with an activity organized by "Ámbito Cultural" de "El Corte Inglés", directed by Judith Benhamou-Huet, presents to the public their visions about contemporary art and collecting. Other public debates also take place, such as the presentation Pacific Standard Time LA/LA, directed by Pedro de Llano; Harddiskmuseum. Obras Digitales Únicas En Realidad Virtual Por Solimán López, directed by Roberta Bosco; and two talks organized by Argentina Plataforma / ARCO, directed by Agustín Pérez Rubio and by Manuel Segade, about art’s situation in the country.


The Professional Meetings are consolidated as a meeting place for curators and art experts worldwide. Reserved for professionals and by invitation only, these platforms for debate offer an opportunity to share reflections, exchange experiences and outline new projects. The programme includes a Museums Working Session organized together with AC/E Acción Cultural Española and ADACE, as well as the 6th Meeting of European and Ibero-American Museums, co-organized by AECID and directed by João Fernandes. In addition to these, other meetings directed by Juan Canela, Chris Sharp, Stefanie Hessler, Catalina Lozano and Miguel Amado will make way for the participation of young curators.




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