MADRIDFOTO is a new photography fair showcasing 47 national and international galleries targeting a new brand of photography collector. Several publishing houses and specialized magazines will also contribute to this outstanding experience.
MADRIDFOTO will exhibit the work of over 230 artists from around the world. Amongst these, the fair will feature photographs by Alberto García Alix, Andrés Serrano, Antoni Muntadas, Axel Hütte, Bleda y Rosa, Caio Reisewitz, Candida Höfer, Chema Madoz, Cornelia Parker, Cristina García Rodero, Duane Michals, Edward Burtynsky, Erwin Olaf, Isabel Muñoz, Jean-Marc Bustamante, José Manuel Ballester, Marina Abramovic, Martin Parr, Nan Goldin, Paul Graham, Phillip Lorca-DiCorcia, Pierre Gonnord, Rineke Dijsktra, Robert Mapplethorpe, Roland Fischer, Sean Scully, Sergey Bratkov, Sergio Belinchón, Stan Douglas, Sylvia Plachy, Wolfgang Tillmans, Xavier Miserachs…
The opening edition of this new fair is scheduled for May 7th through 10th 2009 at pavilion 6 in Feria de Madrid exhibition centre. The architect Andrés Jaque has designed the exhibition hall for the fair to ensure a pleasant and comfortable experience for visitors, while making sure than the works on view at the stands of the various galleries are seen to their best effect. The booths, aisles, rest areas and cafeteria are all conceived on a human scale to make the most of the visitor's attention span. MADRIDFOTO will be an enjoyable, manageable opportunity to discover new and no-so new names in photography and video in which the spotlight is on public involvement.
Following the resounding success of Paris Photo and Miami Photo, MADRIDFOTO is the only international contemporary photography fair in Spain focusing on private, corporate and public collections.
Looking out for the artistic excellence of the event is the MADRIDFOTO advisory committee comprising Rafael Doctor (art critic and founder of MUSAC), Lorena Martínez de Corral (freelance curator and director of Expoactual), Rosa Olivares (curator, editor and director of the specialized publication EXIT) and Giulietta Speranza (Art Director of MADRIDFOTO).
Participating Galleries: 3 punts Galería, Barcelona / Adhoc, Vigo / Blanca Berlín Galería, Madrid / Carles Taché Galería, Barcelona / Carlos Carvalho ARTE CONTEMPORÂNEA, Lisbon / Dolores de Sierra, Madrid / Drissien Galerie, Munich / Ego Gallery, Barcelona / El Museo, Bogotá / Espacio Mínimo, Madrid / Estiarte, Madrid / Fernando Pradilla, Madrid / Flatland, Utrecht / Fúcares, Madrid / Galería Cubo Azul, León / Galería Enrique Guerrero, México, D.F. / Galería Hartmann, Barcelona / Galería Helga de Alvear, Madrid / Galería Juan Silió, Santander / Galería Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid / Galería La Caja Negra, Madrid / Galería Màrio Sequeira, Braga / Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz, Pamplona / Galería Oliva Arauna, Madrid / Galería Senda, Barcelona / Galería Soledad Lorenzo, Madrid / Galería Spectrum Sotos, Zaragoza / Galería Tagomago, Barcelona / Galería Vértice, Oviedo / Galerie Clairefontaine, Luxembourg / Galerie Du Jour, Paris / Galerie VU´, Paris / Gallery Taik, Berlin – Helsinki / Guidi&Schoen ARTE CONTEMPORANEA, Genoa / Kunstagenten, Berlin / La Fábrica Galería, Madrid / Luciana Brito Galería, São Paulo / Luis Adelantado Valencia-Miami / MasArt, Barcelona / Max Estrella, Madrid / Moriarty, Madrid / My Name Is Lolita Art, Valencia-Madrid / Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto / Patricia Conde Galería, Huixquilucan / Sandunga, Granada / Travesía Cuatro, Madrid / Vanguardia, Bilbao / Vértice (Oviedo)
Artistic Director: Giulietta Speranza
Passionate about photography and a collector herself, Giulietta Speranza worked for seven years at MNCARS and has been deputy art director for PhotoEspaña in 2005 and again in 2006, working closely with many leading photographers and other major players. She is also co-curator of the collective Doméstico which organises annual exhibitions of emerging art in Madrid.
MADRIDFOTO was conceived by a group of collectors and entrepreneurs, headed by Enrique de Polanco.