SP-Arte Announces Additions To Latin America’s Leading Art Fair


SP-Arte has announced additional details for its 10th edition, taking place from 2-6 April 2014. As Latin America’s leading art fair, SP-Arte will feature 136 galleries from 18 countries around the globe. The fair continues to expand its Adriano Pedrosa’s, Dialogues series.

The Solo sector makes its debut with 13 cutting-edge art galleries from 10 countries, all invited by Rodrigo Moura and focused on the work of a single artist. One of Solo’s defining attributes is the inclusion of historical works by three influential, female artists now in their 80s: Olga de Amaral at Agnès Monplaisir (Paris); Geta Bratescu who will present a large-scale installation previously shown at the 2013 Moscow Biennale at Ivan Gallery and Anna Bella-Geiger at Henrique Faria Fine Arts (New York) who will show work that spans her nearly six decade career. In contrast to these three historical presentations will be works by younger artists such as Chilean artist Manuela Viera-Gallo at Instituto de Visión (Bogotá); work by Peruvian artist David Zink Yi including photographs from his ‘Untitled’ series depicting the Ayachucho silver mine in central Peru at 80m2 (Lima); and a powerful sculptural installation which will re-create some of the great paintings of Caravaggio in three dimensional form by Argentinean artist Mariana Telleria at Ruth Benzacar (Buenos Aires). A full list of galleries and artists in Solo is included below.

In its second year, the Showcase sector has increased to 23 exhibitors and each gallery will focus its stand on the exhibition of three artists. Through this sector, the 2014 edition of the fair will introduce a vast selection of international galleries that have not taken part in SP-Arte before, including Plan B Gallery (Berlin), Rolf Art (Buenos Aires), Galerie Esther Woerdehoff (Paris), Johannes Vogt Gallery (New York), Gallery Nosco (London) and Hus Gallery (London). Highlights of artists to be featured in the Showcase sector include work by Kazuo Okubo, João Paulo Barbosa and Tiago Santana at A Casa da Luz Vermelha from Brasilia, Brazil; work by Katja Loher, Cris Bierrenbach and Rosangela Dorazio at Galeria Lourdina Jean Rabieh from São Paulo, Brazil; work by Bettina Vaz Guimarães, Fernanda Valadares and Heleno Bernardi at Myrine Vlavianos Arte Contemporânea from Florianópolis, Brazil and work by Lauren Seiden and Rodrigo Bueno at Gallery Nosco from London, UK. A full list of galleries is included below.

The two exhibitor sectors, Solo and Showcase, will be concentrated on the ground floor of the Biennial Pavilion, the Modern and Contemporary galleries participating in the main sector will be on the first and second floors of the fair as in previous editions.

The Dialogues programme, organised by Brazilian curator Adriano Pedrosa, will present a series of public talks by leading artists and curators at the fair. On Thursday 3 April, the artists featured will include Brazilian artists Thiago Martins de Melo, Mabe Bethônico and Anna Bella Geiger. On Friday 4 April, curators speaking will include Julieta Gonzalez, senior curator at Museo Tamayo in Mexico with Pablo Leon de la Barra, Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Latin America, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and Ivo Mesquita, Artistic Director of the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo. In addition to Dialogues, Pedrosa is also coordinating the ‘Curatorial Lab’, a programme the fair offers for young curators to implement exhibition projects, creating a hub of curatorial experimentation at the fair. The two curators for 2014 are Carolina Vieira and Traplev, who both currently live in Brazil’s northeast region. For information on the Dialogues talks: www.sp-arte.com

Fernanda Feitosa, Executive Director, SP-Arte said: “SP-Arte works with Brazil’s leading curators such as Adriano Pedrosa and Rodrigo Moura to create a platform for ideas and discussion as well as a showcase for Brazilian and international emerging talent. For our 10th fair this year, we are delighted to be presenting Solo, a new sector that will allow work by a diverse range of artists from cutting-edge international galleries to be shown at SP-Arte. Solo follows on from the success of Showcase, a sector which started last year and creates a new opportunity for galleries from around the world to take part in the fair for the first time. Alongside Solo, Showcase and Dialogues, the fair will also present an Editorial Cluster and Curatorial Lab which are both unique programmes to SP-Arte, reflecting our aim to create an innovative model for our contemporary art fair.”

Rodrigo Moura, Curator of the Solo Sector

Editor and art critic, Moura was the curator of Instituto Inhotim (Brumadinho, MG) from 2004 to 2013 and is now the Director of the institution. He served as curator of the Museu de Arte da Pampulha, in Belo Horizonte, where he coordinated an incentive program for emerging artists. Among the exhibitions he has organized are Mirante, by Mauro Restiffe, at PhotoEspaña (Madrid, Spain, 2009) and the group show Primeira e última, notas sobre o monumento (Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, 2010). He has published the books Políticas Institucionais, práticas curatoriais (Museu de Arte da Pampulha, 2004) and Através (Inhotim Centro de Arte Contemporânea, 2008).

Adriano Pedrosa, Curator of Dialogues and the Editorial Cluster

Adriano Pedrosa is an independent curator, editor and writer currently based in São Paulo. He has curated numerous international exhibitions and was adjunct curator of the 24th Bienal de São Paulo (1998) with chief curator Paulo Herkenhoff, co-curator of the 27th Bienal de São Paulo (2006) with chief curator Lisette Lagnado and co-curator of the 12th Istanbul Biennial (2011) with Jens Hoffmann. He has published extensively on contemporary art in numerous catalogues and magazines and is the founding director of PIESP-Programa Independente da Escola São Paulo.

SP-Arte, the São Paulo International Art Fair, was founded in 2005 and is now the most important art fair in Latin America presenting the top Brazilian and International galleries. Over five days, SP-Arte also presents a strong programme of social, cultural and educational events, including ‘Curatorial Lab’ and ‘Editorial Cluster’.



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