Hit List // ARCO Madrid 2016: Top 5 Booths to Watch

Article by Alison Hugill in Berlin // Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016

ARCO Madrid celebrates its 35th anniversary this year with a selection of exciting local and international galleries. Over 200 galleries from 27 countries will show at this year’s art fair. Berlin Art Link has made of selection of five must-see booths.


Jorge Ortero Escobar, War Hero‘ Series , 2015 // Courtesy of Galerie CRONE

Galerie CRONE // Berlin
Booth: 9B14 + 9G03

At this year’s ARCOmadrid, Galerie CRONE presents two booths with young contemporary art from Cuba. Gallerist Markus Peichl and curator Tereza de Arruda have selected seven positions that represent the rapid transformation of the Caribbean nation since its opening. All seven artists shown are connected on the one hand by intensively examining Cuban identity, tradition and the Communist social system and, on the other hand, by implementing the formal and aesthetic standard in their work that strongly orients itself towards the western art scene. With both ARCO booths, Galerie CRONE continues its commitment to provide a platform in Europe to young, emerging Cuban art and to promote cultural exchange between Cuba, Europe and the United States after the easing of the embargo and the resumption of diplomatic relations.

Artists: Rachel Valdés Camejo, Roberto Diago, Liudmila & Nelson, Kelvin López Nieves, Reinier Nande Pérez, Jorge Otero Escobar, Esterio Segura

Galerie Nächst St. Stephan, Rosemarie Schwarzwälder // Vienna
Booth: 7E08 + 7A10

Having exhibited at ARCO since 1982, the gallery’s main booth this year features paper works by selected artists. Abstract, minimalist and conceptual works meet more painterly approaches, while some works even verge on the sculptural. The works by each artist were specifically selected for the fair.

Artists: Ignasi Aballí, Etel Adnan, Polly Apfelbaum, Alice Attie, Herbert Brandl, Michał Budny, Ernst Caramelle, Dan Flavin, Rainer Ganahl, Katharina Grosse, Donald Judd, Luisa Kasalicky, Isa Melsheimer, Ferdinand Penker, Manfred Pernice, David Rabinowitch, Karin Sander, Jessica Stockholder, Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Jorinde Voigt


Bernard Frize, Disjointe, 2015 // Courtesy of Nächst St. Stephan, Rosemarie Schwarzwälder

alexander levy // Berlin
Booth: 7C05

Gallery alexander levy will present the work of four Berlin-based artists whose installations push the boundaries of art, delving into poetic considerations of architecture, science and mechanical engineering.

Artists: Fabian Knecht, Nik Nowak, Sinta Werner, Julius von Bismarck

Nogueras Blanchard // Madrid, Barcelona
Booth: 9B11

Spanish gallery Nogueras Blanchard represents an assortment of international artists, 12 of whom will show their works at ARCO this year. Alongside the fair, they are also presenting a solo show of Leandro Erlich‘s work at their gallery in Madrid, entitled The democracy of the symbol and other stories.

Artists: Perejaume, Francesco Arena, Rafel G. Bianchi, Alain Biltereyst, Michiel Ceulers, Anne-Lise Coste, Leandro Erlich, Ruben Grilo, Marine Hugonnier, Juan Lopez, Wilfredo Prieto, Ignacio Uriarte

KLEMM’S // Berlin
Booth: 9C03

Kreuzberg gallery KLEMM’S will show four of their represented artists at this year’s ARCO, showcasing a wide range of installation and painted works by their established participating artists.

Artists: Sven Johne, Fiona Mackay, Alexej Meschtschanow, Emilie Pitoiset


Fiona Mackay, untitled, 2015 // Courtesy of KLEMM’S


Art Fair: Feb. 24 – 28, 2016
Feria de Madrid: Av. Partenón, 5, 28042 Madrid, click here for map

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