Swab Art Fair in Barcelona

Swab Barcelona, the young art fair of the Catalonian capital is expanding its number of participating galleries up to 70 coming form 18 countries compared with 50 in 2011. Held from 23 to 26 May 2012 in the exhibition centre of "Fira Barcelona" near the Plaza de España, it will feature five curated sections among which the Art Projects area curated by A-Desk, an active independent curation practice based in Barcelona and the "Chinese Art Centre" which will welcome five emerging Chinese galleries. Swab Barcelona will also present its usual drawing prize and two new awards, one for the Best 2012 Swab Barcelona Gallery given by the Banco Sabadell Foundation and the 2012 Swab Young Artist Award.

As for collaborations with other international fairs, Swab begins a new partnership with São Paulo Arte (SP-Arte) inviting four Brazilian galleries selected by the director of the Brazilian fair, Fernanda Feitosa and welcoming a large group of Brazilian collectors. Finally Swab renews its collaboration with "Preview Berlin: the emerging art fair" and will select five galleries from Berlin. The full list of galleries should be announced next month.

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