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 join 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 reward some of the works exhibited by the galleries at ARCOmadrid. And all of them recognise and promote artistic creation, sometimes linked to aspects related to the brands that promote them.

Beep award

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

The jury, composed of Marie-France Veyrat, Andreina Fuentes Angarita, Roberta Bosco, Fernando Castro Flórez, and Vicente Matallana, gave the award during ARCOmadrid 2024 to Daniel Canogar for his work Scrawl (2023), exhibited at Max Estrella gallery, and to Peter Halley for his work Exploding Cell (1983) at Senda gallery. The winning artworks 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.

Illy award

illycaffè has reaffirmed its commitment to contemporary art promotion, particularly among the international community of emerging artists, with its XVII illy SustainArt Award. Once again, illycaffè recognized the work of a young artist under the age of 40 shown in one of the galleries participating in ARCOmadrid 2024.

The artist chosen by the 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 (Director of CA2M), has been Mónica Mays, represented by the Swiss gallery Blue Velvet. The winner will receive 15,000 euros for the production of a work of art to be exhibited at the illycaffè stand on the next edition of the fair.

Allianz award

In its 10th edition, the Opening Award granted by ARCOmadrid once again recognized the best stand of this section in the 2024 edition of the fair. The jury, made up of Alex Alonso (Director of Fluent, Santander), Kasia Redzisz (Director of Kanal-Centre Pompidou, Brussels), Sarah Lookofsky (Director of Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo) and Ana Roman (Curatorial and Production Manager of Insituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo), granted the award to the Argentinian galleries Remota and Piedras, who will be reimbursed for the cost of their stand at the Fair. In addition, Sissi Club gallery, from France, has received a special mention for its project.

alhambra award

The Cervezas Alhambra Award for Emerging Art celebrated its eighth edition at ARCOmadrid 2024. An award that brought together the best emerging artists of the national scene. The initiative sought 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 were showcased in the Cervezas Alhambra space at ARCOmadrid 2024.

During the fair, the jury made up of professionals from the sector awarded the prize to the artist from Pamplona Fermín Jiménez Landa (àngels barcelona gallery), for his work Almuerzo solar, created together with the craftswoman Encarnita Berrio.

Catalina D'Anglade award

At ARCOmadrid 2024, the designer Catalina D'Anglade granted the VII Catalina D'Anglade Art Award to the artist Susana Solano, from CarrerasMugica gallery, for her piece Kapokier (1997). 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.

Lexus award

The participation of Lexus as the official vehicle 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 participated as patron of the Lexus Award for the Best Stand at ARCOmadrid 2024. The 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), awarded the prize to the Argentine gallery W - GALERÍA.

The Emerige Endowment Fund and the French Committee of Art Galleries partnered up 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. This 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 received a 7,000€ prize, to be shared equally with the gallery that exhibited his work at ARCOmadrid 2024.

The jury, composed of four leading French and Spanish collectors and institution directors, including Laurent Dumas (Art Collector and CEO of Emerige), has awarded the prize to the artist Felipe Romero Beltrán and his gallery, Hatch.

Fondazione per Arte Contemporanea award

Awarded by the Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT, institution presided by Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, this award was directed at all the galleries who presented a Solo/Duo Project at ARCOmadrid 2024.  The Foundation acquired two works for the benefit of GAM – Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea Torino for a total of 36,000 euros.

The Scientific Committee in charge of selecting the winner, made up of 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-), has announced Tomás Saraceno of Pinksummer gallery and Abraham González Pacheco of Campeche gallery as the winners of the award.

enate award

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 partner up with ARCOmadrid 2024.

ENATE rewarded, through a purchase valued at €5,000, an original artwork shown at ARCOmadrid 2024, which became part of the ENATE collection in recognition of its artistic value. The work was shown in ENATE’s space in the GUEST Lounge at ARCOmadrid, along with other pieces from their collection. This work also became, 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 give 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 possibility of communicating or deciding to stop doing so.