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08 March 2024

ARCOmadrid 2024 awards

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In the framework of ARCOmadrid 2024, which is being held until Sunday 10 March at IFEMA MADRID, national and international institutions and companies are sharing their support and recognition of artistic creation through the presentation of various awards.

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Lexus, which is participating as the official vehicle and supplier of mobility solutions for ARCOmadrid 2024, has presented the Lexus Award for the Best Stand at ARCOmadrid 2024 to the Argentinian gallery W - GALLERY. This recognition was awarded by the jury formed by Juan Antonio Álvarez Reyes, curator of exhibitions and art critic, and Taiyana Pimentel Paradoa, director of Marco -Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey.

The Fondazione per l'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT has also  announced that Tomás Saraceno (Pinksummer Gallery, Genoa, Italy) and Abraham González Pacheco (Galería Campeche, Mexico City, Mexico) are the winners of its first Acquisition Prize at ARCOmadrid. The winning works were selected by a jury made up of Chiara Bertola (Director of GAM - Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea), Manuel Segade Lodeiro (Director of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia) and Hans Ulrich Obrist (Co-Director of Serpentine Galleries).

In turn, the artist from Pamplona , Fermín Jiménez Landa, has won the 8th Cervezas Alhambra Emerging Art Award for his work Almuerzo solar, created together with the artisan Encarnita Berrio.  This recognition identifies those unique creations made through a reinterpreted and contemporary an artisanal production process reinterpreted in a contemporary style.  The jury's decision was announced this morning after deliberation by a panel of experts made up of internationally renowned personalities from the art world: Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaugendo, President of the Re Rebaudengo Foundation of Turin and Madrid; Fernando Pérez Gómez, Director of Azkuna Zentroa; Estíbaliz Urresola Solaguren, Scriptwriter, Director and Audiovisual Producer; José María Luna Aguilar, Director of the Public Agency for the management of the Casa Natal de Picasso (Picasso Home), Museo Ruso Museum Collection and Centre Pompidou Málaga; Sara Núñez de Arenas, Director of "¡Atención Obras! "La 2 TVE; Rodrigo Ruíz-Jiménez Carrera, General Director of the Alhambra and Generalife; Javier Vilar-Sancho, Marketing Director of Cervezas Alhambra; and Silvia Pozo Giraldez, Global Brand Director of Cervezas Alhambra.

The illy SustainArt Award, dedicated to the patronage of promising young artists in Contemporary Art, has been awarded to the Madrid artist Mónica Mays, represented by the Swiss gallery Blue Velvet. The winning work, “En la palma de sus manos” (In the palm of your hands), stands out for its combination of elements from the industrial world and the natural world. The jury was made up of important figures from the world of art and culture, such as Patrizia Sandretto Rebaudengo (curator and founder of the Sandretto Re Re Rebaudengo Foundation), Tania Pardo (director of the CA2M Museum), Ianko López (specialised journalist), and Carlo Bach (creative director of illycaffè),

The 19th ARCO/BEEP Electronic Art Prize 2024, awarded in collaboration with the Arts Connection Foundation, has been granted to Daniel Canogar for his work "Scrawl" (2023), exhibited at the Max Estrellagallery, and to Peter Halley for his work "Exploding Cell" (1983) at the Sendagallery. With these two artists and award-winning works, .NewArt { collecEon;} makes its firm commitment to contemporary art and aesthetic-technological developments. Its collection is enriched by these two additions.

In turn, the artist Concha Jerez, represented by the Freijogallery , has been awarded the 1st ENATE-ARCOmadrid 2024 Prize. The jury, made up of Luis Nozaleda, Director General of ENATE, Carlos Urroz, cultural manager, and Frances Reynolds, founder of Instituto Inclusatriz, has agreed to award the prize to the work ENTRE Escritos Autocensurados, 2020, by this artist from the Canary Islands.

The Argentinian galleries Remota and Piedras have won the 10th Opening Award for the best stand in this section. In addition, the Sissi Club gallery from France has won a special mention for its project. The jury was 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 Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo).

The Catalina d' Anglade Award has been awarded on this occasion to the work Kapokier (1997), by Susana Solano, an artist from the Carreras Múgica gallery in Bilbao . Her work manifests the freedom to contemplate art, without the need to explain it or find any logic in it.

ARCOmadrid 2024 will be held from 6 to 10 March in halls 7 and 9 of the IFEMA MADRID exhibition centre, with thefirst three days dedicated exclusively to professionals, and from 15:00 on Friday 8 March, it will open its doors to the general public.