About arteBA 2016

May 10, 2016 4:31PM

Main Section

This section consists of established galleries chosen by an independent selection committee.

Some of the galleries in the main section participate in a special project with up to three artists. The Main Section Committee is responsible for the selection.

Consulting Committee:

  • Mercedes Casanegra (freelance curator, Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • Orly Benzacar (director of Ruth Benzacar gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • Ignacio Liprandi (director of Ignacio Liprandi Arte Contemporáneo Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • Eduardo Brandão (director of Vermelho gallery, São Paulo, Brazil)
  • Sabine Schmidt (director of PSM, Berlin, Germany)
Untitled (Mar del Plata Series), 1950


Cabinet is a specific area in the main section of the fair in which one or more works by a single artist are exhibited. The aim of the section is to show important, unique, or emblematic works by modern and contemporary artists. 

Consulting Committee:

  • Mercedes Casanegra (freelance curator, Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • Inés Katzenstein (director of the Art Department at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • Eugenio Valdés Figueroa (director and curator at the Cisneros Fontanals Arts Foundation, Miami, United States)
Sin Titulo, 1968
Alejandra von Hartz Gallery

Dixit – 25th Anniversary Edition

For arteBA’s silver anniversary edition, over 900 square meters will be turned over to a team of curators who will organize an exhibition focused on “25 years of Argentine art.” This section will present works by outstanding Argentine artists for museums and private collections, through the artists’ galleries. The curatorial plan will also include a link between the visual arts and various works of literature, poetry, music, film and theater arts.

Curatorial Team:

  • Federico Baeza (curator and researcher, Argentina)
  • Lara Marmor (art historian and freelance curator, Argentina)
  • Sebastián Vidal Mackinson (curator and researcher, Argentina)

De la Serie​ ​Cometer C y C. Sin título, 2003-2010
Nora Fisch

U-TURN Project Rooms by Mercedes-Benz

A curator invites galleries to present a specific project featuring up to three artists.


  • Jacopo Crivelli Visconti (critic and freelance curator, São Paulo, Brazil)
Supersimetría, 2015
joségarcía ,mx

Solo Show Zurich

A curator invites six artists and the galleries representing them to take part through individual exhibitions.


  • Manuel Segade (director at Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo -CA2M- Madrid, España)

Photobooth Citi

A curator invites galleries with proposals for photography shows. The section includes both historic and contemporary work.


  • Patrick Charpenel (art curator, Mexico City)

Barrio Joven Chandon

The participants are new, innovative or alternative spaces representing young emerging artists. They are chosen by an independent team of curators.

Curatorial Team:

  • Raúl Flores (artist and independent project producer, Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • Manuela Moscoso (curator at Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City)

Isla de Ediciones

A team of curators invites independent presses and publishing houses to make available for public sale individual volumes and collections that provide theoretical support and information on contemporary art. The section, sponsored by Fundación Proa, has its own auditorium, which hosts book and publishing projects presentations and debates about editing and publishing around the world.

Curatorial Team:

  • Mariano Mayer (poet and freelance curator, Madrid, Spain)
  • Gastón Pérsico (artist and graphic designer, Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • Cecilia Szalkowicz (artist and graphic designer, Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Open Forum

The Open Forum section, which is open to the public free of charge and with an independent entrance, is a venue where leading international figures in the art world come together to enrich debates on contemporary art.

Prime Time Open Forum Coordinator:

  • Victoria Noorthoorn (director at the Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires, Argentina)