PINTA London | Coming Soon |Preview 6 June 2011




  • Brompton Hall, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, Warwick Road, London, SW5 9TA, 6-9 June 201
  • General admission £15, Student £8, Groups (8+) reduced price £12. Catalogue £15. General admission ticket and catalogue £25

Following a successful first year in London in 2010, PINTA, the Latin American Art Show is returning to Earls Court Exhibition Centre this June to present the very best in modern and contemporary Latin American art.

Launched in New York City in 2007, PINTA has become the annual meeting place for Latin American Art. In June 2011, PINTA will bring to London over fifty galleries from the Americas and Europe including Guillermo de Osma Galería and Distrito 4 from Madrid; Maddox Arts from London; Ruth Benzacar Galería de Arte from Buenos Aires; LucIa de la Puente from Peru, Galería Enrique Guerrero from Mexico, Galeria Nara Roesler from São Paulo, Aninat Isabel from Santiago, Chile and Durban Segnini and Sammer Gallery from Miami.

Anticipating its second year in London, PINTA’s chairman Alejandro Zaia, commented: “Latin American art is increasingly making its mark in London.   The UK’s renowned institutions including TATE Modern have lead the trend by acquiring the best works from the region and top auction houses and commercial galleries have responded to increased demand for Latin America’s talent with dedicated sales.  Now PINTA London offers artists, patrons, private collectors, galleries and museums the opportunity to meet every June to build their knowledge and widen their networks in the Latin American art world. We look forward to PINTA becoming a fixture on the London arts calendar”.

PINTA will showcase an important range of works by established Latin American artists – such as renowned Uruguayan artist Joaquín Torres García whose work has recently reached impressive prices at auction and Cuban abstract painter Carmen Herrera, alongside new and emerging talent like the Brazilian artist Felipe Barbosa who is known for using footballs as a medium for his work. In homage to four established living artists, there will be four stunning solo shows: the Brazilians Regina Silveira (Luciana Brito Galeria, São Paulo) and Waltercio Caldas (Celma Albuquerque, Belo Horizonte), the Mexican Felipe Ehrenberg with Baró Galeria, São Paulo and the Chilean Eugenio Dittborn with Galería Blanca Soto from Madrid.

In addition to the main show, PINTA will also present a Solo Projects section curated by the London-based Mexican Pablo León de la Barra. Here, selected galleries showcase some of the most interesting works from contemporary Latin American artists working today.  A highlight is Brazilian artist Rivane Neuenschwander’s work ‘Prosopopeia’ shown jointly by Stephen Friedman Gallery (London)/ Tanya Bonakdar Gallery (New York)/ Galeria Fortes Vilaça, (São Paulo) – a conceptual art piece using different word games made from edible and organic materials (dehydrated oranges, coconut soaps and eggs for example).  Similar to Scrabble, the interactive piece allows words to be formed, decrypted, deciphered and arranged.  Other important projects include Berlin gallery Thomas Schulte with the Argentinean Fabián Marcaccio, Galeria Vermelho from São Paulo with works by André Komatsu and Josée Bienvenu from New York with the Guatemalan artist Darío Escobar.

PINTA London Museums Acquisition Programme

Institutions are well represented at PINTA because of their interest in the PINTA London Museums Acquisition Programme.  This programme invites museums interested in Latin American art to buy artworks from the fair by receiving special funds from PINTA which they must match or exceed in order to purchase the works.  This year the PINTA London Museums Acquisition Programme will once again include Tate Modern (London), the Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), the University of Essex Latin American Art Collection (Essex), and the MUSAC – Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (Spain).

PINTA Lectures, talks and discussion programme

PINTA also presents an engaging diary of lectures and debates organised by the University of Essex, Latin American Art Collection and TrAIN, University of the Arts Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation, which includes curators, artists, dealers and collectors.

PINTA takes place 6-9 June, just after the Venice Biennale opening and before ArtBasel.

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Notes to editors:

Opening Times

Monday 6 June, 6pm – 9pm (invitation only)

Tuesday 7 June, 1pm – 9pm

Wednesday 8 June, 1pm – 9pm

Thursday 9 June, 1pm – 8pm


Exhibiting Galleries:

Aina Nowack, AAC, Madrid
Aninat Isabel, Santiago
Anita Schwartz Galeria de Arte, Rio de Janeiro

Arevalo Arte, Miami

Artana Latin American Art, The Hague

Artworx.b146, Zurich

Baró Galeria, São Paulo

Blanca Berlín Galería, Madrid

Celma Albuquerque, Belo Horizonte
Distrito 4, Madrid
Durban Segnini, Miami
Espacio Mínimo, Madrid

Estudio Arte 8, Caracas

Frederico Sève Gallery, New York

Galeria AFA, Santiago

Galería Barcelona, Barcelona

Galería Blanca Soto, Madrid

Galería Cayon SL, Madrid

Galería Enrique Guerrero, Mexico, DF

Galería La Caja Negra, Madrid

Galería Lucia de la Puente, Lima

Galeria Nara Roesler, Sao Paulo

Galería Rafael Ortiz, Sevilla

Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

GC Estudio de Arte, Buenos Aires

Guillermo de Osma Galería, Madrid

Habana, Habana

Hardcore Art Contemporary Space, Miami

Henrique Faría Fine Art, New York

Josée Bienvenu, New York

LGM Arte Internacional, Bogotá

Luciana Brito Galeria, São Paulo

Maddox Arts, London

Magda Bellotti, Madrid

Max Estrella, Madrid

Pan American Art Projects, Miami

Praxis International Art, New York

Ruth Benzacar Galería de Arte, Buenos Aires

Salar Galería de Arte, La Paz

Sammer Gallery, LLC, Miami

Selma Feriani Gallery, London

Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

Tasneem Gallery, Barcelona

Tatiana Kourochkina galeria d’art, Barcelona

Teresa Anchorena, Buenos Aires

The Americas Collection, Miami

Vermelho, São Paulo


Solo Shows

Celma Albuquerque, Belo Horizonte – Waltercio Caldas

Baró Galeria, São Paulo – Felipe Ehrenberg
Galería Blanca Soto, Madrid- Eugenio Dittborn

Luciana Brito Galeria, São Paulo – Regina Silveira


Art Projects

Galeria Vermelho, Sao Paulo – André Komatsu

Galería Blanca Soto, Madrid – Ricardo Alcaide
Galería Lucia de la Puente, Lima – Huanchaco
Josée Bienvenu, New York – Darío Escobar
Max Estrella, Madrid – Marlon de Azambuja

Post Box Gallery. London – Alejandro Pintado

Ruth Benzacar Galería de Arte, Buenos Aires – Eduardo Basualdo
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London – Rivane Neuenschwander

Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin – Fabián Marcaccio

Toluca Ediciones, Paris – Milagros de la Torre


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