Abierto València 2023

The Association of Contemporary Art Galleries of the Valencian Community (LAVAC) opens the season with the celebration of the eleventh edition of Abierto València. This event is offered as one of the most outstanding artistic and cultural events of the Valencian Community.

Abierto València 2023 will take place from 22 to 29 September celebrating its traditional Opening, guided tours and a round table that this year becomes a dialogue between two experts of contemporary art. As a great novelty, LAVAC will hold a group exhibition bringing together a selection of artists from all the galleries of the association.

Once again this year, we would like to thank the sponsors and collaborators who support and accompany us, making it possible for us to get this far, for their support to the galleries, the artists and the art.

As every year we will have the acquisitions of the Conselleria de Cultura for the “Best Exhibition” and of the City Council of Valencia for the “Outstanding Artist”, which will be chosen by a professional jury that this year is composed by Nuria Enguita, director of the IVAM, Marta López Ricarte, Director of the Museo de la Ciudad, José Luis Pérez Pont, director of the CCCC, Ángels Miralda, critic and curator of exhibitions, and Julia Morandeira, curator, researcher, teacher and director of KADIST Paris.

We will also be counting on the acquisitions of the Hortensia Herrero Foundation, DKV Collection, Gandía Blasco Group, Makma, Juan José Castellano Comenge Foundation, MARTE Contemporary Art Fair of Castelló, La Escalera Collection, Kells Collection and we welcome  Biohub life science art collection, which joins the acquisitions programme in this eleventh edition.

Cervezas Alhambra, through its contemporary creation platform, celebrates for the fourth time in Abierto València the Cervezas Alhambra Award with the aim of recognising, disseminating and promoting the creations of emerging artists and the galleries that host them, to bring them to a wider public and contribute to the revaluation of the artworks. The prize will be chosen by popular vote online and will be awarded on the last day of the event, 29 September, with a celebration open to the public at the winning gallery.

Abierto València 2023’s main mission is to bring contemporary art closer to the public with a programme from 22 to 29 September, which includes the following events:

On Friday 22 September at 12:00h the big week of art in València kicks off with a press conference to be held at IVAM, which will be broadcast via streaming and in which the acquisitions of the different collections and institutions will be announced. In the afternoon, from 17:00h to 22:00h, the traditional opening of nineteen galleries will take place, an unmissable event in the city, and from 17:00h to 18:30h start the ARCO GalleryWalks, guided tours in collaboration with Fundación ARCO, and the participation of BARREIRA A+D, Master Global Art Market programme.

The exhibition “Catharsis: Processes in Art, Man and Nature”, curated by Alicia Ventura at the Espai d’Art Contemporani de El Castell ECA in Riba-roja de Túria, a proposal that brings together a selection of artists from all the LAVAC galleries, can be visited from this day onwards.

On the morning of Saturday 23 September from 12:00h to 13:30h the ARCO GalleryWalks will take place. In the afternoon, at 18:30h, the IVAM will host the presentation of the book ” The guardians of art”, by Dani Levinas, in conversation with Javier Molins, a meeting between experts that will address the main keys to art collecting. To conclude, on that day at 20:30h, the opening party of the Abierto València season will be held in the IVAM hall.

On Sunday 24 September, extending the Abierto València programme, the galleries will open their doors from 11:00 to 14:00h and there will be guided tours ARCO GalleryWalks, from 12:00h to 13:30h.

From Monday 25 to Thursday 28 September, guided tours of Cervezas Alhambra will be held every afternoon from 17:00h to 19:00h.

On Friday 29 September, at 19:00h, to round off the event, the winner of the Cervezas Alhambra Prize will be announced, closing Abierto València with a celebration at the winning gallery.

The participating galleries this year with the artists who will be exhibiting are the following: Alba Cabrera in the main hall with Jaume Cremades and in the upper hall with Francesca Poza, Galería Thema with Ylana Yaari, Luis Adelantado with Rubén Guerrero, Jorge López Galería with artist Valeria Maculan, Volta Art Gallery with Miguel Ángel Erba, Tuesday to Friday with Martin Kačmarek, House of Chappaz with Ovidi Benet, Rosa Santos with Elena Aitzkoa, Galería Vangar with Adrián Jorques, Isabel Bilbao with María Muñoz, Casa Bancal with Eduardo Infante, Espai Nivi Collblanc with Mónica Jover, Juan Ricardo Mejía Botero and Juan Falcón García, Galería Benlliure with Manuel Hernández Mompó, La Mercería with Óscar Seco, Set Espai d’Art with Laia Abril, Galería Cuatro with Gemma Alpuente, Galería Ana Serratosa with Shirin Salehi, Gabinete de Dibujos with Tania Blanco and Shiras Galería with Toño Barreiro in the Main Hall and Julio Galeote and Ana Rod in the Espacio Refugio.

This extensive offer of contemporary art can be enjoyed from Friday 22 September in the different galleries of the capital, while at the CCCC the three galleries that are not based in the city will have spaces for their exhibitions; these galleries are the Espai Nivi Collblanc from Castellón, and the galleries from Alicante: Isabel Bilbao located in Jávea and Casa Bancal in Altea.

Abierto València would like to invite the public and those interested in contemporary art and current artistic trends to enjoy the works of art, the spaces and the explanations of the gallery owners and artists themselves during these days.

ARCO GalleryWalks

Abierto València 2023 presents the ARCO GalleryWalks, with the collaboration of the ARCO Foundation, a series of 90-minute guided tours where you can enjoy the different galleries and exhibition projects participating in this eleventh edition of Abierto València.
In this edition we have the mediation team of BARREIRA A+D, Master Global Art Market programme that has prepared 4 routes to discover the proposals of the galleries in Abierto València 2023.
Dates: September 22, 23 and 24
22 September from 17:00h to 18:30h.
23 and 24 September from 12:00h to 13:30h
Places: 15 places per route
Route 1: Rosa Santos Gallery, House of Chappaz, Volta Gallery Art, Casa Bancal, Espai Nivi Collblanc and Isabel Bilbao Art Gallery.
Route 2: Set Espai d’Art, La Mercería, Shiras, Galería Cuatro and Luis Adelantado
Route 3: Alba Cabrera, Thema, Galería Benlliure and Ana Serratosa
Route 4: Vangar Gallery, Gabinete de dibujos, Jorge López Gallery and Tuesday To Friday


Sponsors Abierto València 2023

Generalitat Valenciana, Centre del Carme Cultura Contemporània CCCC, Ajuntament de València, IVAM. Institut Valencià d’Art Modern., Cervezas Alhambra, Ajuntament de Riba-roja del Turia, Fundación Hortensia Herrero, DKV Seguros, Fundación Juan José Castellano Comenge, Gandía Blasco, MAKMA, La escalera, Marte Feria de Arte Contemporáneo de Castelló, Colección Kells, Feria ARCO, Visit València – España., One Shot Hotels ,Caixa Forum, BioHubVLC, Bodegas Arráez, EMT València, Metrovalencia, Grupo Promedios

Partners Abierto València 2023

Gestión Arte Ventura, Red collectors, Arte Global, Fundación Cañada Blanch, Exhibify, Restaurante Mascaraque IVAM