From February 26 to March 3, Madrid will become the capital of contemporary art thanks to the large number of artistic events developed in the aftermath of the importance and art clout of ARCO.

From exhibitions, artistic programs or other art fairs that have managed to position themselves in the international scene, the Spanish capital will become an art focus and an essential stop for collectors, art professionals and art lovers.

Down below we point you the four essential art fairs that happens in parallel that you shouldn’t miss:


February 26 to March 3

More than two hundred galleries from 30 countries will gather at the 38th edition of ARCOmadrid, the International Contemporary Art Fair organized by IFEMA, with Peru its guest country.

This year the curated sections “Peru in ARCO” with 23 artists from 15 galleries; “Diálogos” and “Opening” are added to the 165 galleries that integrate the General Program.

“Perú in ARCO”

The Peruvian contemporary art will be the main protagonist of ARCOmadrid 2019 thanks to the twenty contemporary artists represented by galleries from different countries selected by Sharon Lerner, curator of contemporary art at the Lima Art Museum.

Therefore the artist’s work and its origin are given weight over geographical limits in order to spread the work of the Peruvian plastic creators from the last century to the present. Many of the artists gathered are under the age of fifty and have developed a good part of their career abroad.

The Peruvian art scene will also be reflected in the Peru Forum talks, exhibitions coordinated by art journalist and independent curator Fietta Jarque and the institutional pavilion of the Peruvian State.


It will have 13 galleries selected by Agustín Pérez Rubio, independent commissioner, and Catalina Lozano, Associate Curator of the Jumex Museum and independent researcher. The stands aim to generate new contents with in-depth presentation of works by gallery artists such as Luisa Strina -Anna Maria Maiolino and Magdalena Jitrik-; DVIR -Jonathan Monk and Naama Tsabar-; Patricia Ready – Cecilia Vicuña and Voluspa Jarpa-; PPOW – Carlos Motta and David Wojnarowicz-, and Ultraviolet Projects -Vivian Suter + Elisabeth Wild-.


Twenty one galleries with a trajectory of a maximum of seven years have been selected by independent curators Tiago de Abreu Pinto and Ilaria Gianni to provide new information and aesthetic experiences.. The program includes a research beyond the usual art centers thanks to galleries such as Baril -Cluj-; Bombon Projects -Barcelona-; Climate -Milan-; Embassy -San Juan, Puerto Rico-; Francisco Fino -Lisboa-; Rodríguez -Poznan-; I know -São Paulo-, and Sindicato-Santo Domingo-.

Art collecting

ARCO once again promotes art collecting with different initiatives such us #mecomprounaobra, the free advisory service First Collectors by Fundación Banco Santander or the Young Collectors program.

Likewise, will offer another year the opportunity to explore the Fair and the works present in it through its Web and its App.

Institutional prizes will also be presented again such as the VII Audemars Piguet Prize the XII edition of the Illy SustainArt Prize, the III Alhambra Beer Award; the XIV BEEP Electronic Art Award or the 2nd Han Nefkens Foundation ARCO Award.

IFEMA, FERIA DE MADRID  Pavilion 7 & 9 

Opening Hours

27/02 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Professional

28 /02 12:00 a.m. – 20:00.
p.m. Professional

From 01/02 to 03/02 12:00
a.m. – 20:00 p.m. Mixed

Admission fee

Sale Tickets: LINK


February 26 to March 3

JustMad celebrates its tenth edition establishing itself as one of the avant-garde references within the emergent art scene in Spain.

Directed by Semíramis González and Daniel Silvo, the fair acts as an exhibition platform that brings together more than 50 galleries from countries around the world such as Brazil, Cuba, Spain, the United States, France, Italy, Portugal and the United Kingdom. Noteworthy is the significant presence of Portuguese galleries located in the section SOLOPortugal, which aims to reinforce the presence of the portuguese artistic proposals and strengthen the ties of relationship between both countries.

In addition, this year JustMad will take place in the Palace of Neptun located in center of Madrid.

As on previous occasions, during the fair different prizes will be awarded valuing the quality of the participating artists. The awarded artists’ works will go to funds from important collections such as Room Mate, Oluna Arauna, Rucandio or TMF. Likewise, the Pilar Citoler Foundation once again awards the Young Collector Award.

JustMAD presents itself as an art fair where you can start collecting and where you can get closer to the most current art without complexes, knowing each and every one of the most interesting emerging artists today.

Palacio Neptuno, Calle de Cervantes, 42, Madrid, Spain

Opening Hours

February 26: Professionals and VIP card: 11:00 – 15:00 h / General public: 15:00 – 21:00 h

27 and 28 February: 15:00 – 21:00 h

March 1, 2 & 3: 11:00 – 21:00 h

Admission fee

General entrance fee: 15 €

Student, pensioner & unemployed person entrance fee: 7 €

Art Madrid

February 26 to March 3

Art Madrid celebrates its fourteenth edition in the Crystal Gallery of Centro Centro Cibeles, with more than 40 national and international galleries and nearly 200 artists, both emerging and consolidated.

This year, the wide and varied proposal of Art Madrid stands out for its increasingly international character and for the greater contemporaneity of the artistic selections. Likewise, the fair reinforces its permanent commitment to young creators and the most current forms of creation, as evidenced by the high number of artists under 40 (63), the choice of Rubén Martín de Lucas as Guest Artist or the thematic line of the Parallel Program.

In addition, a large set of educational and cultural activities are developed in parallel.

One more year Art Madrid also presents the One Project program. The project, designed to support and promote young artists whose careers are in an initial or intermediate state, is materialized in a collective proposal in a single show format. This year, it presents a sample of women artists curated by the critic and curator Nerea Ubieto.

In this edition, we present a set of proposals that stand out for the increasing quality, the rigor, the increasingly international character and the ability to reveal new possibilities in the world of creation, with fully contemporary discourses, and helping to draw the map of our time in contemporary art. A great opportunity to approach the excellent panorama of the current creation.

Galería de Cristal de CentroCentro Cibeles, C/ Montalbán 1, Madrid, Spain

Opening Hours

From February 27 to March 3: 11:00 to 21:00

Admission fee

General entrance fee: 15 €

Reduced entrance fee ( Over 60s, unemployed, students and groups (minimum 20) ): 12 €

Children under 12 free 

Drawing Room

February 26 to March 3

Drawing Room is the only contemporary drawing fair in Spain that also has a program that brings together many national and international gallerists. This year it celebrates its fourth edition.

The Santa Bárbara Palace, designed by the architect Juan de Madrazo y Kuntz, will be hosting the fourth edition of the art fair.This is a rationalist building dated in the second half of the nineteenth century, a house-palace located on the southern front of Santa Bárbara Square at the epicenter of art, fashion and gastronomy in Madrid.

This year Drawing Room brings a smaller program with less galleries but more specialized ones. A total of twenty national and international galleries such as Gallery KITAI (Tokyo, Japan), Lucía Mendoza Gallery (Madrid, Spain), Yoko Uhoda Gallery (Belgium, Brussels) or Siboney Gallery (Santander, Spain).

The selection of its artistic projects has followed a line of work which highlights the dialogue that emerges between the new generations of artists who have adopted the drawing as their own mean and the masters who have managed to endow it with an indisputable autonomy and an universal language created by them.

The art work selection has been run by a curatorial committee formed by Inmaculada Corcho (ABC Museum director), Elsy Lahner (La Albertina contemporary art curator) and Susana Sanz (Curator in Beijing), among others professionals. Artists such as Irene González, Pierre Ardouvin and Simon Zabell are between the selected ones.

The aim of this art event is to provide knowledge about the evolution of contemporary drawing both to lovers and art connoisseurs and to new audiences. Drawing Room is a pioneering event in the valuation and commercialization of drawing in Spain that discovers to the public the richness of this artistic practice. Its careful program of galleries serves to glimpse the new batch of artists and the quality of the great masters of the drawing.

Palacio Santa Bárbara C/ Hortaleza 87 – 28004 Madrid, Spain

Opening Hours

Thursday, February 28th: 12:00-21:30h.
Friday, March 1st: 12:00-21:30h.
Saturday, March 2nd: 12:00-21:30h.
Sunday, March 3rd: 12:00-18:00h.

Admission Fee

General entrance fee: 10 €

Reduced entrance fee ( Over 65 and under 18years old ): 5 €

No entrance fee required (ARCO VIP; PRESS accredited; FAPE (Federation of Associations of the Press of Spain); IAC (Contemporary Art Institute); MAV (Women in the Visual Arts) and ICOM (International Council of Museums))

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