ARCO Madrid is Spain’s International Contemporary Art Fair, emerging as one of the main contemporary art market platforms since its foundation. In 2023 it celebrated its 42nd edition with the mediterranean at its core. The program, ‘The Mediterranean: A Round Sea’, curated by Marina Fokidis, with the advice of Bouchra Khalili, Hila Peleg and Pedro G. Romero, will hinge on the art scenes of the countries surrounding this sea, from north to south and coast to coast. Additionally, ARCO Madrid 2023 will continue its regular programs, completing the artistic contents with the General Program as the main backbone of the Fair, made up of galleries selected by the Organizing Committee. There will also be the ‘Opening by Allianz’ section curated by Julia Morandeira and Yina Jiménez, that presents young galleries and the ‘Never the Same. Latin American Art’ section, curated by Mariano Mayer and Manuela Moscoso, a section that will strengthen the historical ties between ARCO Madrid and Latin American art.
From February 22nd to 26th, the International Contemporary Art Fair, ARCO Madrid 2023, once again takes centre stage on the art scene with a high participation level thanks to the sector’s confidence and commitment, reflected in the growing interest of the international galleries in a fair that has fulfilled its potential as an active market and an outstanding place to raise the visibility of the artists while driving knowledge and research into contemporary art.
Organized by IFEMA MADRID, ARCO Madrid goes a step further in its exploration of past, present and future art practices through the proposals and contents presented, making Madrid the international contemporary art capital, with the Mediterranean region as the central theme of analysis.