Inaugural Art Marbella
July 30–August 3, 2015

Palacio de Ferias, Congresos y Exposiciones de Marbella
Avda. José Meliá, 2
Marbella, Spain

Agency Auteur is pleased to announce the inauguration of Art Marbella, a fair and meeting point for Mediterranean creators and collectors.

During five days, from July 30 to August 3, 2015, Marbella will become the new worldwide capital of art. Art Marbella, the first great fair of Mediterranean art, will gather near 50 prestigious international galleries. It will also feature specific sections, developed by independent curators, presented as research and deepening spaces on the work of selected artists, and with specific projects carried out by invited artists.

In cooperation with the Centre of Contemporary Art CAC of the neighbouring Malaga, and other museums and art centres from the region, Art Marbella will also develop a full programme of parallel activities for national and international collectors.

While, traditionally, the “Mare Nostrum” has been a meeting point between the Middle East and the West, Art Marbella will serve as its most topical creation. The purpose is to pass on to the large public an exceptional offer of art, where the most emergent proposals coexist with great pieces from the 20th century. The timing—summer—is when the city becomes a destination for visitors from all over the world with a high purchase power. Considered as the capital of Costa del Sol, Marbella is an essential destination on the Mediterranean Sea for the style, design and art lovers.

In the words of its promoter, Alejandro Zaia, “Marbella is one of the most relevant places of European summer. It gathers a large number of European visitors, but also from places such as Russia and the Middle East, and represents a unique opportunity to establish an international art fair with the excellence and quality deserved both by the city and its visitors.” Additionally, Zaia continues, “it is a very good occasion to expand the collecting activity’s frontiers by incorporating new players within the system, teaching, explaining and showing to them the best existing art in the world.”

The fair Art Marbella will be developed in the Palacio de Ferias, Congresos y Exposiciones of Marbella, a modern building located near the historic city centre, next to the beach and the seaside promenade.

Omar Lopez-Chahoud, Neri Torcello, Maria Chiara Valacchi
Gabriela Salgado, Aura Seikkula and Bruno Leitão

This initiative counts with the support and collaboration of the Town Council of Marbella.