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Arte Madrid

Arte Madrid, the association of modern and contemporary art galleries of madrid was founded in 2000. Over 50 galleries spread throughout the city, representing more than 500 artists, are part of arte madrid.

The association was born with the aim of promoting the work of galleries as a catalyst for contemporary art in our city. The development of cultural activity in the gallery spaces is proposed with a didactic and informative sense where the promotion of the work of the artists they represent takes full prominence; understanding art as a fundamental element in shaping the individual as such and as a group or society.

The galleries support and complement the artist and promote their work, acting as intermediaries between them and the different agents of the art world, ensuring that thought and aesthetic values are put in contact with society and its context.

The gallery space is open to all types of visitors and the exhibitions can be visited at no cost to the public, being the only private cultural industry free for society.

In turn, the galleries work and dedicate resources to the promotion and visibility of the artist on the international scene, collaborate in the production of exhibitions and encourage the acquisition of works by private, public, national or international collectors.

Since its creation, Arte Madrid mobilizes and connects the public by publishing an art map distributed among the cultural and business sector of the city that includes the programming of all its associates and a selection of institutions and public art spaces, both private and public. The map has become a digital app in order to offer the local, national and international public an even more complete and personalized experience that is directly accessible and adaptable to all their mobile devices.

Since 2009 Arte Madrid organizes Apertura, our Madrid Gallery Weekend, the beginning of the season for Madrid art galleries. The event, which began as a joint inauguration of the galleries of the capital, has become in less than a decade a must on the artistic calendar, both for the public and for collectors, national and international.

In 2020 Arte Madrid joined the Brussels, Düsseldorf / Cologne, Lisbon, Milan, Paris and Zurich gallery weekends to launch art across europe, a collaborative network between european cities that aims to promote each city’s local artistic scenes and their specificities, the creation of links between all of them, and the creation of new possibilities of visibility, mobility and production among professionals in the sector. Cross-border content and conversations will be created regularly and will once again be available to the public for free.



Manuel Fernández- Braso (Fernández-Braso)


Nerea Fernández (NF / Nieves Fernández)


Enrique Tejerizo (F2 Galería)

Board Members

Pedro Maisterra (Maisterravalbuena)
José de la Mano (José de la Mano)
Lucía Mendoza (Lucía Mendoza)
Jacobo Fitz-James Stuart (Espacio Valverde)


Ana Ortiz Zaforas

History of the galleries

Buades Gallery

Buades Gallery

Buades Gallery We present a conversation between critic and curator María Escribano and Mercedes Buades. The place that the Buades gallery (1973-2003) occupies in the genealogy of art galleries in Madrid is particularly hot, as it reflected the artistic evolution of the Spanish transition. “I found myself in the right place, at the right time,” ...
Edurne Gallery

Edurne Gallery

Edurne Gallery: a fleeting utopía The Galería Edurne is the life project of Margarita de Lucas and Antonio Navascués, which began its trajectory on 11 March 1964 in a semi-basement of Calle Villanueva 23 in Madrid, where such interesting and transcendental figures as Rueda, Millares, Zóbel, Saura and Alberto Greco would appear. Throughout its history ...
The role of Juana Mordó

The role of Juana Mordó

El papel de Juana Mordó Juana Mordó (Thessaloniki, 1899 – Madrid, 1984) was an essential figure in the history of Spanish art galleries.After a period in Paris and Berlin, she arrived in Madrid in the 1940s and soon played an important role on the cultural scene.She opened her gallery of the same name in 1964, ...
Theo Gallery

Theo Gallery

Elvira González Elvira González (Madrid, 1937) is one of Madrid’s pioneers art gallerists. Among other awards for her work, in 1999 she was awarded the Gold Medal for Merit in the Fine Arts. In 2011 she was awarded the Medalla al Mérito en el Trabajo and in 2013 the Fundación Arte y Mecenazgo Award in ...
Biosca gallery, first salon of the eleven

Biosca gallery, first salon of the eleven

Biosca gallery, first salon of the eleven In 1942, Eugenio d’Ors, freed from his duties at the “Instituto de España”, promoted the creation of the “Academia Breve de la Crítica de Arte”, with the firm commitment to give visibility to contemporary art movements in a Spain recovering from the still open wounds of the recent ...