URVANITY 2020

URVANITY 2020

COAM MADRID

27TH OF FEBRUARY – 1ST OF MARCH 2020

Participant galleries and artists

3 Punts Galeria (Barcelona)

3 Punts Galeria works since 1994 in the promotion, distribution and marketing of contemporary art in all its disciplines. Our global vision of art leads us to collaborate with galleries and institutions and to attend international Art Fairs. Our gallery promotes different visual disciplines such as painting, sculpture, photography and urban art.

Antonio Colombo (Milano)

Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea opened in Milan in 1998, stands out on the contemporary scene for its promotion of young Italian and international artists. The gallery is the result of a challenge to favour knowledge and growth of a young artistic reality – but not youth-oriented or exclusive – in certain areas of expression that are not always granted visibility on the art scene, such as those involving a very traditional, yet very stimulating medium like painting.

ARTRUST (Melano)

Artrust is an art gallery that deviates from the classical definitions and the subdivisions of the art market. At the center of its project, where the cultural and commercial aspects go hand in hand, there is art in all its forms. Artrust is a collection that constantly evolves. It comprises a wide and varied selection of modern and contemporary works, alongside the masterpieces of some great names of the twentieth century – including Werefkin, Legér, Degas, Segantini, Giacometti, Tinguely, Picasso, Mirò – coexist the works of artists of the massive movement, which today goes by the name of Street Art: Bansky, Basquiat, Keith Haring, Obey and many others.

Artrust exhibits regularly since 2013. Besides, hosting exhibitions with artworks from the collection at its exhibition spaces in Melano, Artrust also deals with organizing exhibition at different locations, through new collaborations. Artrust is by the artists’ side in its territory for the promotion of their artistic activities in different areas and locations. It also collaborates with established foreign artists, supporting their presence in Switzerland. In the Urban art panorama, Artrust collaborates with established Swiss and Italian artists such as Andrea Ravo Mattoni, Nevercrew and Ozmo.

Cerquone Projects (Caracas/Madrid)

Cerquone is a gallery committed to the dissemination, research and generation of new dialogues that are structured around contemporary art and its different manifestations. Since its foundation in 2016, it has been committed to developing a careful and coherent discourse. On this occasion he presents "Non-Genere Makeup", a site-specific curatorial project by the artist Grip Face. This project aims to rethink the concept of a trade fair booth and define its usual statement to a more avant-garde one.

Durán Monkey Gallery (Madrid)

DMG – Durán Monkey Gallery is an innovative project headed by Durán Online Gallery and Monkey Garage focused on street-art and the underground culture.
Durán Online Gallery presents a range of established national and international artists. Its virtual and multidisciplinary website represents the most important 20th and 21st Century avant-garde artistic movements.

Monkey Garage links fashion and art, two constantly evolving worlds, a faithful reflection in today’s society. In its Malasaña spot, DMG presents pop-up exhibits by renowned artists. Art becomes a great experience with DMG, old school / new school, where people can be involved in the artist’s creative process.

Fousion Gallery (Barcelona)

Fousion Gallery Barcelona is dedicated to represent and promote a fine selection of the New Contemporary Art movement. It represents emergent and legendary artist and art from the worlds of Pop Surrealism, Urban Art, Abstract Graffiti, Street Art and Illustration. It recreates the magic of its extraordinary space, hidden in the historic center of Barcelona, spreading its stardust worldwide.

Furiosa Gallery (Madrid)

International contemporary art gallery, whose objectives are the promotion of artists of great impact, the result of a careful selection and with an irreverent and differentiating line. A space aimed at collectors, artists and reputable art agents, where experiences and interests come together for national and international projects. Located in the artistic heart of Madrid, next to the CaixaForum, Furiosa Gallery is the reference place to invest in new contemporary art, where the precision in each proposal is our DNA

Galería Casa Cuadrada (Bogota/Zurich)

Since 1998, when Galería Casa Cuadrada opened its doors for the first time, we have focused to increase public interest in contemporary art, turning it into new processes axis, movements and schemes to renew the Colombian Art scene. We have worked with and pushed forward different artists who have exhibited their art pieces in Galería Casa Cuadrada. Several of those artists have boosted their careers and have turned this cultural space into a springboard for young artists. Now we have almost 20 year experience in the art scene in Colombia, so we have decided to design a formation camp for foreign artists, within an exhibition exchange program between art galleries and institutions that support creative projects worldwide.

Galeria Manuel Ojeda (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)

Founded in 1984, Manuel Ojeda Gallery is dedicated to the promotion of contemporary art locally, nationally and internationally, in a dialogue that is permanently open between the different trends and artists from different places that are presented to the public in seven annual exhibitions.

Galerie Barrou Planquart (Montlignon)

It is in October 2010 that Virginie Barrou Planquart created in Paris the gallery. Dedicated to contemporary creation, the gallery exhibits a large selection of affordable original artworks from established and emerging international artists at consistently high standards. Only one-of-a-kind, original artworks are exhibited. The artists create universalist works with visual emotion and affect. In favor of an atypical and demanding programming, the gallery brings together French and foreign artists who, each in their own language, approach the viewer with freshness and immediacy.

Virginie Barrou Planquart participates in many international fairs, regularly presenting artists in Paris, New York, Miami, London, Brussels, Basel or Hong Kong. Willing to support public’s eye and initiate dialogues between artists, the gallery keeps deepening its reflections to better understand the growing influence of pop culture on the development of contemporary art, its scope, his exegesis and his various modes of transposition. Between tradition and modernity, the gallery is exposed through different spaces, whether physical or digital, currently available to us. This new concept makes high quality contemporary art accessible for everyone!

GKo (Tolosa)

GKo Gallery emerged in 2008 in Tolosa (Basque Country), as a space for creation and dissemination of the Contemporary Urban Art. Since then, it has established itself as a regional reference due to its wide range of exhibitions, as well as various projects managed locally, nationally and internationally. In 2011, GKo Gallery was selected to participate at Ch.ACO International Art Fair, Chile Arte Contemporáneo, and established in Latin America a collaborative space for creation, development and experimentation in science, art and technology in order to generate high-impact projects , under the name Factoría GKo.

In its first ten years, GKo Gallery has presented a great variety of national and international urban artists giving rise to an outstanding visual culture in the Basque Country with a close link with both graffiti and street art culture.

HEARTBEATS Art Projects
(Ciudad de Mexico)

HEARTBEATS was born in Mexico City with the objective of generating meetings, dialogues and synergies between Mexican and Ibero-American artists whose work is mainly focused on new proposals related to figurative art. HEARTBEATS develops innovative projects to encourage and promote the contemporary creation of the new emerging art scene. The exhibition line includes mid-career and young emerging artists that provide quality and creative richness to the artistic approach.

HEARTBEATS includes in its proposal a careful heterogeneous selection of the artistic production of the new generation of artists from Mexico and Ibero-America. For this, it places special emphasis on the internationalization of its artistic project through different strategies such as collaborations with artists of various nationalities to develop creative projects; the generation of synergies with cultural institutions, art galleries and digital platforms or the participation in international art fairs.

Huntress of Art (Madrid)

HUNTRESS OF ART is an independent enterprise of art counseling and representation of young international artists for the development of their professional career. The international vision of the market and the spatial understanding of places is critical when advising clients with the acquisition of work. In the same way that it is also crucial when choosing the artists they represent, being very different from each other but all extremely groundbreaking and versatile.

Galerie Joël Knafo (Paris)

Created in Paris in 2014, Joël Knafo gallery defends artists from the urban scene who explore public space and its narrative potential. It results in a singular poetry in which urban culture underlies all creative expression. Joël Knafo gallery is dedicated to reveal this plurality by presenting demanding and deeply sensitive approaches. By representing a dozen of national and international artists, the gallery aims to build lasting links between collectors and artists. Joël Knafo gallery, supports and conceives artistic projects by generating links between different disciplines, technologies, actors, places and mediums.

La Causa Galería (Madrid)

Conceived as a meeting point for contemporary art in Madrid, La Causa Gallery builds a diverse exhibition program where artists from the urban art world, among others, come together. Since it opened in 2017, the gallery has exhibited, supported and defended the work of artists from the emerging national and international contemporary scene: Helen Bur (UK), Imon Boy (ES), Misterpiro (ES), Paul Loubet (FR), Ampparito (ES), Zësar Bahamonte (ES), Martin Gordopelota (AR) and GVIIIE (ES) are some of the names that have presented their work in this young gallery that is participating for the first time in a national art fair.

Le Feuvre & Roze (Paris)

Since 2008, Le Feuvre & Roze gallery is located on the Faubourg Saint-Honoré, in the heart of the Parisian art market. The gallery represents both French and international artists, coming from a urban and contemporary art background. This balance is a way to find and present artists who think beyond the border of their movement. Because in the end, regardless its origin, it is the quality of the work and its capacity to integrate the right collection which really matter.

MAGMA Gallery (Bologne)

MAGMA gallery promotes emerging Italian and international artists, anticipating and highlighting the most innovative trends in the contemporary and urban art market. With a fresh approach and open to research and innovation, MAGMA gallery expands its field of action, welcoming exhibitions, site-specific installations and performances, approaching a multidisciplinary and multi-material experimentation.

MARTINASGALLERY (Giussano)

Founded in 2015, MARTINASGALLERY is an Italian contemporary art gallery run by Martina Corbetta. MARTINASGALLERY presents solo shows and group thematic exhibitions with a focus on emerging art. The Gallery develops events, special projects and residencies around the world to support and promote contemporary artists.

McCaig-Welles (New York)

Melissa McCaig-Welles is an independent curator and founder of McCaig-Welles Gallery, one of the first galleries to establish themselves in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. McCaig-Welles focuses on mid-career, cutting edge artists that have emerged from the urban aesthetics that figured prominently in cities around the U.S. leading up to the millennium. The impact of these styles now feature prominently in media, pop culture and, many classically and self taught artists of the present. McCaig-Welles is committed to showcasing impactful and innovative artists that effectively place a mirror in front of the viewer by creating works that touch on current events, present day trends and insightful introspection

Montana Gallery Barcelona (Barcelona)

This exhibition space was born in 2007 with the aim of showing the talent of young local artists and established artists from the international scene with a learning base in graffiti and street art. Since it was inaugurated with the first exhibition of Os Gemeos, important figures likes Aryz, Suso33, Okuda, San, Henry Chalfant, Tilt, Inocuo, Levalet, Etam Cru, Ernst Zacharevic or Mark Bodé have passed through its walls, among many others. Montana Gallery is a reference in the circuit of urban art worldwide.

PADRE Gallery (New York)

PADRE is an art gallery founded in New York in January 1999, specializing in modern and contemporary art. In twenty years PADRE has evolved into international art community, developing exhibitions in New York, London, Paris, Beijing, Hong Kong, Moscú, Geneva, Miami, Istanbul, Rome, Madrid, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Liechtenstein, Azerbaijan, etc… designed by world-renowned architects and curators. PADRE’s vibrant contemporary program features the work of leading international artists including Zurab Tsereteli, Yue Minjun, Takashi Murakami, Damien Hirst, Jerkface, Matt Hansel, Rafa Macarron, Kaws, Ryan Travis Christian and many others.

Additionally, unparalleled historical exhibitions are prepared and presented in collaboration with museums and Institucional organization on the work of legendary artists such as Pablo Picasso, Zurab Tsereteli, Salvador Dalí, Joan Miró, Jaume Plensa, Yoko Ono, Shepard Fairey, and others. The gallery publishes exhibition catalogues and artist monographs.

Pantocrator Gallery (Barcelona/Suzhou)

Pantocrator Gallery was created in Berlin in 2010 as a project for the diffusion and production of contemporary art by emerging international artists in any of its disciplines. Being a nomadic project, it currently has its physical headquarters in Barcelona and continues to work punctually in cities such as Berlin, Shanghai or Suzhou. Pantocrator Gallery works as a cultural bridge between Asia and the West.

StolenSpace (London)

Located in Shoreditch, London, StolenSpace Gallery acts as the epicentre to London’s ever-expanding and hugely influential urban artistic output. Established in 2007 by internationally renowned artist, Dean Stockton aka D*Face, it was the first permanent space within the UK dedicated to the genre of Urban Contemporary Art. As a gallery StolenSpace is committed to the support and growth of both emerging and established artists, inspired by a diverse range of subcultures such as punk, skateboarding and tattooing.

Swinton Gallery (Madrid)

Swinton Gallery was born in 2014 with the aim of showing the talent of both national and international artists with a base of influence in street art and other independent art styles related to the urban culture. Since its opening with E1000, great artists like Saner, Alice Pasquini, Laguna, Robert Hardgrave, Augustine Kofie, Laurence Vallières and Andrés Senra -among many others- have shown their work in its exhibition space. All of them are reference in the circuit of new contemporary art in Spain.

The Roger Project (New York)

Initiated by NAG since 2009, The Roger Project works around the new concept of the collaboration between Artists and Gallery. It tries to find a more horizontal way of working, placing the Art and the scenography in the center of the project. The Roger Project creates events to promote their artists, assists them in their personal creations and keeps a very particular place in art fairs.

Yusto/Giner (Marbella)

Founded in 2012 in Marbella by Juan Pablo Yusto and Graciela Giner, Yusto/Giner gallery is committed since its inception to supporting the proposals of its represented artists. The gallery has set clear targets in its mission as a private platform for the exhibition and promotion of contemporary art. Its main objective is to incentive contemporary artistic production, by furthering a productive dialogue between artists, curators, media and institutions working in the national and international art scenes.

Young Galleries

We are so excited to launch our new commissioned section ‘Young Galleries’. For the first time we are dedicating a special feature to some of the newest and most interesting galleries from today’s New Contemporary Art scene. We want to give voice to new generations coming and highlight and support their fresh proposals. Keep an eye on their artists!

BienCuadrado (Barcelona)

BienCuadrado is a creative space in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter. Since opening in 2016,the space has developed into one of the city’s most exciting and non-formulaic gallery spaces. More than just a gallery, BienCuadrado has organically grown into a meeting point for artists and collectors through exhibitions, events and studiospaces. An ‘open door’ approach encourages visitors to engage with artists from idea to fully realised exhibitions. This dialogue makes for a unique and dynamic cultural energy.

B-Murals (Barcelona)

B-MURALS is a center specialized in urban art. A comprehensive project that combines support for creation through mural interventions, artistic residences and exhibitions, involved with community work, reflection and the dissemination of urban art. A commitment to culture as a tool for social transformation. Located in Barcelona, it is promoted by Difusor, an entity that has been working since 2006 in the promotion of art in the urban environment.

Happy Gallery (Paris)

Happy Gallery is a urban and contemporary Art Gallery created in 2016 and based in Paris (SOPI district, Paris 9è). We propose different kind of artworks from Canvas to sculptures or silkscreen on different medium as paper, wood or plexiglass. Since our creation, we work with our artists to develop their vision and their work through brand new creations as sculptures on different mediums. We support and highlight emerging artists as well as more recognized artists.

Vicolo Folletto Art Factories (Reggio Emilia)

‘Vicolo’ is a narrow street to which a main road is usually preferred. ‘Folletto’ is an irreverent elf who acts and disappears quickly. Our mission is to document, through unconventional paths, the disturbing actions when they occur. By respecting the impetuosity and transience of these expressions, the documentation of the creative act becomes a work of art itself and the only way to ensure the survival of the ‘here and now’ in which the gesture originated. With our gallery, our home for artists and our restaurant, we aim to generate the conditions for the manifestation of these phenomena.

Manifesto

URVANITY ART

The new contemporary art fair

It is manifest that for several decades new practices, values and codes have coexisted in the cultural landscape of our cities, occupying a place in the world of contemporary art. The issue is how to tie them together, and this cannot be achieved only by means of an urban art fair. Therefore, Urvanity has been conceived as a platform for a New Contemporary Art.

To speak of new art is to catalyze a contemporary project with a historical perspective because “all that is not tradition is plagiarism.” Notably, Urvanity advocates proposals (with a strong base in the urban context of the 1970 ́s up until today) that construct a dialogue with modernity, and, as a result, provide a setting from which we can explain the world around us. It is important not only to consider the work itself but to understand the public space where this very work is composed and that it at the least convey an aesthetic experience.

Urvanity seeks to explore and thus imagine possible future scenarios for this New Contemporary Art, thanks in part to alliances with other initiatives and promoters of culture in our city. To support the creation and spreading of ideas, as well as facilitate access to these practices of contemporary creation that define our vast cultural urban landscape.

Urvanity Art,
Madrid

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URVANITY ART

New Contemporary Art Fair // 27 February – 1 March 2020 // COAM 63 Hortaleza Street, Madrid (Spain)

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Sergio Sancho // sergio@urvanity-art.com

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