ARCOmadrid 2024 Awards

ARCOmadrid encourages corporate sponsorship

ARCOmadrid maintains its commitment to collecting, the promotion of artists and the desire to foster contacts that will boost purchases at the Fair. On the occasion of ARCO, national and international private companies are joining in the initiatives to promote acquisitions and the recognition of artistic creation through the awarding of different prizes. Some are aimed at the production of works that can later be seen at the Fair; others will reward some of the works exhibited by the galleries at ARCOmadrid. And all of them recognise and promote artistic creation, sometimes linked to aspects that are identified with the brands that promote them.

The ARCO/BEEP Award for Electronic Art, granted by the  .NewArt { collection;}, celebrates its nineteenth edition at ARCOmadrid 2024 in collaboration with the Art Connections Foundation, thanks to which the sum of the prize has reached 30,000 euros.  This award, that seeks to promote the production and exhibition of art linked to the new technologies or electronic art, will reward one of the works exhibited at the Fair.

The winner will be chosen over the course of ARCOmadrid 2024 by a jury composed of Marie-France Veyrat, Andreina Fuentes Angarita, Roberta Bosco, Fernando Castro Flórez, and Vicente Matallana. Endowed with a prize of 30,000 euros, the winning artwork will become part of the .NewArt { collection;}  and will be exhibited by the Art Connections Foundation at the next edition of the Miami New Media Festival.

illycaffè reaffirms its commitment to contemporary art promotion, particularly among the international community of emerging artists, with its XVII illy SustainArt Award. Once again, illycaffè will distinguish the work of young artists, and on this occasion will recognise the work of a creator under the age of 40 shown in one of the galleries participating in any of the sections at ARCOmadrid 2024. The winner will receive 15,000 euros for the production of a work of art to be exhibited at the illycaffè stand on the subsequent edition of the fair.

The work will be chosen by a jury made up of Carlo Bach (Art Director of illycaffè), Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (Collector. Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo), Ianko López (Art Manager and Critic), and Tania Pardo (Deputy Director of CA2M).

Celebrating its 10th edition, the Opening Award granted by ARCOmadrid will once again recognize the best stand of this section in the 2024 edition of the fair. A jury will select the most outstanding space from among the participating galleries in Opening, which will be reimbursed the cost of their stand at the Fair.

For this edition, the jury will be made up of Alex Alonso (Director of Fluent, Santander), Kasia Redzisz  (Director of Kanal-Centre Pompidou, Brussels), Sarah Lookofsky (Director of Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo) y Ana Roman  (Curatorial and Production Manager of Insituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo).

The Cervezas Alhambra Award for Emerging Art celebrates its eighth edition at ARCO Madrid 2024. An award that brings together the best emerging artists on the national scene. The initiative seeks to highlight unpublished works created through an artisanal production process reinterpreted in a contemporary key, and that have been inspired by the philosophy of the brand 'Sin Prisa' (No rush), which encourages to devote to each thing the time it deserves.

This edition had more than 140 entries from which the jury, composed of Alicia Ventura, curator of the award; Iñaki Martínez, independent curator; and Javier Vilar-Sancho, Marketing Director of Cervezas Alhambra, selected the following finalists: Fermín Jiménez Landa, with his artisan Encarnita Berrio; Carlos Fernández-Pello, with his artisan Carlos Reija; and Claudia Pagès together with her artisan Victoria Rabal; whose proposals will be showcased in the Cervezas Alhambra space at ARCOmadrid 2024.

During the fair, the jury made up of professionals from the sector will be responsible for selecting the winner.

At ARCOmadrid 2024, the designer Catalina D'Anglade will grant the VII Catalina D'Anglade Art Award to an artist present at the fair. In previous editions, the artists Ester Partegàs (2023), June Crespo (2022), Daniel Steegmann Mangrané (2020), Luis Gordillo (2019), Secundino Hernández (2018), and Fernanda Fragateiro (2017) have received this recognition

The participation of Lexus as the official vehicles and mobility solutions provider at ARCOmadrid 2024, forms part of the brand’s actions to support contemporary art and creation.

For the fourth year running, Lexus will participate as patron of the Lexus Award for the Best Stand at ARCOmadrid 2024, to be selected by a jury made up of Taiyana Pimentel (General Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Monterrey) and Juan Antonio Álvarez Reyes (Curator and Art Critic).

The Emerige Endowment Fund and the French Committee of Art Galleries are partnering for the second time to organize the Emerige-CPGA Prize, awarded to a living artist active in the French art scene and exhibited at ARCO Madrid 2024.

The Emerige-CPGA Prize seeks to reward the quality of an artwork and honor the relationship between the exhibited artist and her or his gallery. Therefore, the winning artist will receive a 7,000€ prize, to be shared equally with the gallery exhibiting his or her artworks at ARCOmadrid 2024.

The winning duo will be selected by a jury composed of four leading French and Spanish collectors and institution directors, including Laurent Dumas (Art Collector and CEO of Emerige).

Awarded by the Fondazione per l´Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT, institution presided by Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, this award is addressed to all the galleries presenting a Solo/Duo project at the fair and consists in the purchase of a work for a maximum of 20.000€ that will be donated to GAM – Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea- in Turin.

The Scientific Committee selecting this work will be formed, in this occasion, by: Hans Ulrich Obrist (Co-Director of Serpentine Gallery, London), Manuel Segade Lodeiro (Director of Museo National de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid) and Chiara Bertola (Director of GAM - Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea-).

In 1992, ENATE started a contemporary art collection with works of both national and international artists. Since then, each of the brand’s wines is associated with a renowned artist, and the label shows a work of his or her authorship made exclusively for the winery. As a result, its commitment to contemporary art has led this renowned Somontano winery to join ARCOmadrid 2024.

ENATE will award, through a purchase valued at €5,000, an original artwork shown at ARCOmadrid 2024, which will become part of the ENATE collection in recognition of its artistic value. The work will be shown in ENATE’s space in the GUEST Lounge at ARCOmadrid, along with other pieces from their collection. This work will also become, in collaboration with the artist, the label of the special edition bottle in homage to the fair.

The jury, made up of Luis Nozaleda (General Manager of ENATE), Carlos Urroz Arancibia (Cultural Manager), and Frances Reynolds (Founder of Instituto Inclusatriz), has agreed to award the 1st ENATE-ARCOmadrid 2024 Award to the artwork ENTRE Escritos Autocensurados, 2020, by the artist Concha Jerez (Freijo Gallery). The jury has recognized both the artist's career, who since the 1970s has explored the way we communicate and relate to each other in a world mediated by technology, and the special attention this work pays to our ability to communicate or decide to stop doing so.