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Urvanity Madrid 2018 in 42 Pictures

  • Pretty Portal at Urvanity Madrid 2018
February 25, 2018
Passionate about art, frequent visitor of exhibitions, Widewalls photography specialist.

Nineteen international exhibitors. Four new murals in the city. Three on-site installations and three live painting actions. Two print singings. Eleven talks and discussions. Two movie screenings. Many artworks on view and once again, an unforgettable experience.

This is all courtesy of the Urvanity Art Fair, and its second edition which just closed in Madrid’s LASEDE COAM. Lasting a whole day longer than in 2017, this year’s edition came to re-establish urban art’s position on the local and international contemporary art scene, particularly giving more visibility to Spanish artists.

Held during the Madrid Art Week, between February 20th and 25th, Urvanity showed some high-quality street and urban art, bringing big name such as Shepard Fairey, Jaune, PichiAvo, D*Face, Okuda and many more under one roof. Aside from the established Spanish and European galleries, many of which returning, the fair welcomed guests from Mexico, Canada and Russia as well, expanding the reach and providing its visitors with a variety of styles and techniques. Engaging and new, art was also presented outside the boundaries of the venue, with a concrete installations in the garden, and four murals painted during the fair by artists brought by Urvanity exhibitors.

In 2018, another highlight was the Talks program, which featured artist presentations, a couple of film screenings, and introductions to collectives and organizations such as Learn & Skate and the Tuenti Urban Art Project, which also organized an art competition – the winner artworks were also shown during the event. A novelty within the program surely is the collaboration with The Art Conference, which hosted three women in the urban art, including TAC founder Tina Ziegler, for an interesting panel discussion.

We expect an even more interesting edition in 2019, but until then – here is the 2018 Urvanity Art Fair in Madrid in pictures.

Galeria Balneario
Galeria Balneario
Learn & Skate
Learn & Skate
Station 16
Station 16
Thirsty Bstrd at Art in the Game
Thirsty Bstrd at Art in the Game
Sfhir at Duran Gallery
Sfhir at Durán Gallery
PichiAvo at Plastic Murs
PichiAvo at Plastic Murs
Okuda at Ink and Movement
Okuda at Ink and Movement
Mono Cieza at Fousion Gallery
Mono Cieza at Fousion Gallery
Isaac Cordal at SC Gallery
Isaac Cordal at SC Gallery
Jan Kaláb at BC Gallery
Jan Kaláb at BC Gallery
Laurence Vallières at Swinton Gallery
Laurence Vallières at Swinton Gallery
Marc C Woehr at Urban Art Gallery
Marc C Woehr at Urban Art Gallery
Cranio and Jaune at Vroom & Varossieau
Cranio and Jaune at Vroom & Varossieau
Aske Dimitri at Ruarts Gallery
Aske Dimitri at Ruarts Gallery
D*Face at StolenSpace Gallery
D*Face at StolenSpace Gallery
Anna Dimitrova, Tina Ziegler and Yasha Young at The Art Conference talk
Anna Dimitrova, Tina Ziegler and Yasha Young at The Art Conference talk
Screening of Barcelona, Rise and Fall
Screening of Barcelona, Rise and Fall
Artwork by Sue975 and Murals by Cranio, El Xupet Negre and Solomostry
Artwork by Sue975 and Murals by Cranio, El Xupet Negre and Solomostry
Jana & Js at Travesía Almendro
Jana & Js at Travesía Almendro
Cranio at Colegio Asunción Rincón
Cranio at Colegio Asunción Rincón
Alexey Luka at Discoteca Changó
Alexey Luka at Discoteca Changó
Jan Kaláb mural at Mercado Barceló
Jan Kaláb mural at Mercado Barceló

Featured images: Pretty Portal at Urvanity Madrid 2018, general views of the fair. All images copyright Widewalls.