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ARTESANTANDER 2022 will continue with the format established for more than a decade: «Solo Projects»,

ARTESANTANDER 2022 will continue with the format established for more than a decade: «Solo Projects», in addition to being the hallmark of the call, has meant its consolidation as a fair with a differentiating profile with which it is intended, on the one hand, to strengthen what it has as a cultural event, focused on visualizing the artistic proposals selected and channeled through the galleries that represent the artists. As a fair structured from the galleries, the focus is on the artist, in addition to taking advantage of the inertia that will generate again the course organized by the Association of Collectors 9915, and the Institute of Contemporary Art, included in the 2022 program of the Menéndez Pelayo International University (UIMP). In its ninth edition it is presented with the attractive title «COLLECTING AND ART CENTERS. Initiatives for the promotion of Contemporary Art.» that will take place at the Magdalena Palace, headquarters of the UIMP coinciding with the fair.

On those dates, in Santander, you can visit the first exhibition in Spain by Ellen Gallagher and Edgar Cleijne «A law… a blueprint… a scale», curated by Bárbara Rodríguez Muñoz, director of exhibitions and collection at the Botín Center, and Benjamin Weil, director of the modern art center Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian. Also Look at me! Portraits in the «La Caixa» Collection of Contemporary Art, curated by Nimfa Bisbe, head of the art collections of «La Caixa», illustrates the transversal method of the «la Caixa» Collection, which began in the eighties and reaches the young creators of today.

Artesantander 2022 has renewed its entire Selection Committee. In this edition are part:

Alejandro Alonso Díaz, (Santander 1990) is director and curator of Fluent, a para-institution dedicated to contemporary art and research that presents cycles of exhibitions, texts and public programs.

Javier Díaz Guardiola (Madrid, 1976) has a degree in Journalism from the UCM. He started professionally in the EFE Agency and the ABC newspaper. He currently coordinates the art, architecture and design sections of ABC Cultural and ABCdeARCO. He is the author of the contemporary art blog «Siete de un golpe».

Vanessa H. Sánchez directs the Silvestre gallery together with Pep Antón Clua, a gallery specialized in contemporary painting. She has a degree in Art History and a Master’s Degree in Analysis and Management of Current Art.

María Regina Pérez Castillo, (Loja, Granada, 1989) holds a PhD in Art History from the University of Granada. Since 2011 she has been collaborating as an art critic for journalistic media such as Diario de Sevilla or Granada Hoy. At the same time, she has developed her career as a curator in art galleries.

Carmen Quijano, (Santander, 1976) has a degree in Art History from the University of Salamanca. Cultural Manager, independent curator and designer. Responsible and co-director of the Confluences Program, and the Spora Project.

Each gallery may submit a `Solo PROJECT´ to be evaluated by the selection committee.

Applications and rules for participation are available in The committee will select the projects according to their quality and will send the invitation to attend the selected galleries and projects. Applications can be sent to the address of the Fair until May 27. Now  it is easier to send requests to participate through the following link: Send your request to participe

Director: Juan González de Riancho Bezanilla

Coordination and Communication Manager: Elena Casquero Nava

WITH THE SUPPORT OF: Vice-Presidency.Ministry of Universities, Equality, Culture and Sport of the Government of Cantabria. Department of Culture. Santander City Council.

Official Opening and Media Presentation: SATURDAY, July 16, 6:30 p.m.
From 16 to 20 July open to the public from 17:00 to 21:30 hours. Free admission