Swab is the only Contemporary Art Fair founded by an art collector this offers a unique vision for the visitors and the final buyer’s point of view. Our proposal is to break with the elitist and hermetic idea that often surrounds the contemporary art scene, making it more accessible to the general public.
Swab wants to be a Fair to discover, a place to find works never seen at other Fairs. That is the reason why its selection committee formed by gallery directors and art professionals not only make a selection of received applicants. At Swab, process of election is based on searching and following the artist’s works from any discipline that represents in any way the emergent art of their countries. Swab combines the participation at the Fair by invitation and by application.
Swab keeps its origins based on creating opportunities for emerging galleries, artists and commissaries that begin their art career. One of our objectives is to offer them access to the art market, something difficult currently with the actual situation and its endogamic trends.