In these almost three decades, numerous actions have been carried out that pursue the objectives of the foundation, expanding collecting, professionalizing the various actors in the environment, and building bridges with the national and international community.

Currently –in addition to organizing the arteBA and U,T,O,P,I,A, fairs, and having the magazine on contemporary Argentine art–, the arteBA Foundation develops actions within the framework of fairs such as the Open Forum, a forum meeting between key figures in the art world; the Networking Program; the Acquisition Program for museums and local and international companies; and the VIP Program for collectors.

On the other hand, the arteBA Foundation supports the art scene through residencies and international exchanges for artists, workshops with gallery owners, a program for young curators, meetings for collectors and awards for critical essays.


Gallery Weekend Buenos Aires

Gallery Weekend Buenos Aires (GWBA) is an initiative of the arteBA Foundation and Meridiano, the Argentine Chamber of Art Galleries, in collaboration with the Government of the City of Buenos Aires.

GWBA is an artistic and urban experience. It will offer a special program of exhibitions in more than 40 art galleries, visits to artists’ studios, performances, and art talks. It is a crucial event format in the agenda of the world’s major cultural capitals, among them, Mexico City, Berlin, Paris, and Madrid.

Discover the topicality of contemporary art and modern art treasures on three circuits designed to accompany Art Basel Cities Week and enjoy the offerings of Buenos Aires galleries.

GWBA will provide circuit transfers, along with expert guides to lead viewers on tours recommended by leading figures on the local art scene.

2015 - 2017

Gasworks-URRA Residences

Through the alliance between the arteBA Foundation and the Gasworks and URRA residences, Argentine artists and residents of the United Kingdom participate in an art residency exchange in London and Buenos Aires respectively.


arteBA FOCUS #2

Florencia Battiti and Sebastián Vidal Mackinson will be the curatorial duo responsible for selecting the artists and the works to be exhibited, in a layout designed especially for the occasion by architect Ariel Jacubovich. Artist Alan Segal will join the curatorial team to select the works for the video program.

During the evening, the public will once again be able to enjoy live music and the DJ Set series.

Argentina invited country to ARCOmadrid

ARCOmadrid, the International Contemporary Art Fair organized by IFEMA, assigned Argentina as the Guest of Honor Country.
Thus, with the collaboration of the Ministry of Culture of Argentina, the Embassy of Argentina in Spain and arteBA, the Fair brought together a selection of galleries by Inés Katzenstein bringing Madrid’s contemporary production closer to Madrid, while curator Sonia Becce was responsible to extend Argentine artistic news to the different cultural spaces of the city of Madrid.


arteBA FOCUS #1

During this weekend, a retinue of professionals, collectors and museum directors from all over Argentina will be part of arteBA Private Tour, a program devised to strengthen the ties with the entire country’s art scene and its major players. In this second edition – the first of which, in 2015, offered a survey of 22 galleries in the City of Buenos Aires – participants will visit the main cultural institutions in the Arts District. In the course of the tour a special guided visit of arteBA Focus will be offered, in addition to breakfasts with curators, receptions in museums and art galleries, and special events.

Donations to Argentinian museums

arteBA donated works of its collection by the artists Pablo Siquier and Cristina Piffer to the National Museum of Fine Arts, and Tomás Espina to the National Museum of Fine Arts Neuquén.


arteBA in New York

arteBA organized a conversation between the Argentine artists Liliana Porter and Alejandra Seeber, moderated by Gabriela Rangel at Americas Society, New York.


arteBA in Punta del Este

Collectors, gallery owners and art aficionados were invited to a conversation between the Spanish curator Agustín Pérez Rubio and the Argentinian artist Liliana Porter in Agua Verde, Punta del Este, Uruguay, and one between the businessman and President of the Museum of Latin American Art in Buenos Aires Aires (MALBA), Eduardo Costantini, and the editor of Visual Arts of the Argentine newspaper La Nación, Alicia de Arteaga.

Workshop for gallery owners

The arteBA Foundation organized especially two workshops for participating galleries of the 2014 arteBA fair, with the aim of contributing to the professionalization of local galleries through group and individual sessions. The meetings were held with consolidated galleries on the one hand, and with emerging galleries on the other, with the presence of the international specialist Eduardo Brandão.

PG: 7 Gallery Projects in 7 Minutes

A series of talks organized by the arteBA Foundation aimed at all those interested in learning in depth the profile of the participating Argentinian galleries in the Main Section of the latest edition of arteBA.
The participating gallery owners had 7 minutes to present the identity of their gallery, its artists and the activities they carry out throughout the year.


Argentine Contemporary Art – Federal Program

An initiative of the arteBA Foundation that aimed to promote Argentine contemporary art, contribute to the formation of a new collecting and strengthen the art market in our country. The experience began in the city of Córdoba in October, and it had its second conference in Mendoza in early November 2013.
On both occasions, the talks were given by the historian and curator Florencia Battiti.


Gyula Kosice In Conversation With / in conversation with Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro

The arteBA Foundation and the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection presented the book from the Conversations / Conversations series, a fascinating exchange between Gyula Kosice, one of the leading exponents of the history of abstract art in Latin America, and Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro, director and chief curator from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection. The book includes an introductory essay by curator and art historian Andrea Giunta.


Kuitca at the 52nd Venice Biennale

At the 52nd edition of the Venice Biennale, the General Direction of Cultural Affairs of the Argentine Chancellery presented the artist Guillermo Kuitca, with the curatorship of Inés Katzestein.
“If I were winter itself” published by arteBA, with the contribution of Deutsche Bank and the Federico J. Klemm Foundation, they made this publication that accompanied the exhibition to achieve local and international dissemination of an enriching debate that will result in greater interaction of the art circuits of the region.


Macchi at the 51st Venice Biennale

The General Directorate for Cultural Affairs of the Argentine Chancellery presented the artist Jorge Macchi and the musician Edgardo Rudnitzki at the 51st edition of the Venice Biennale, who worked in collaboration. The curator of this edition was Adriana Rosenberg.
By publishing this book, the arteBA Foundation fulfilled its mission of spreading the art of our country and that of doing it internationally in the most outstanding spaces in the world.

Critical Essay Award arteBA-Adriana Hidalgo editor

arteBA, together with Adriana Hidalgo editor, launched the first edition of the Critical Essay Award created to encourage critical writing, the essay on Argentine contemporary art and the emergence of new references in the practice of criticism.

Between silence and violence

This exhibition was conceived on behalf of the arteBA Foundation to institutionally exhibit a representative set of Argentine contemporary art before the international scene in the rooms of Sotheby’s New York in parallel to the exhibition of the auction of Latin American art of said house in November 2003. During the course of 2004 Fundación Telefónica invited to carry out a new edition in its Buenos Aires Space, for which an expanded version was offered with the participation of Juan Calos Distéfano, Juan Carlos Romero and Horacio Zabala with period works and adjusted to the 70’s theme; To which was added a greatly expanded publication of the catalog with the participation of Oscar Terán, Daniel Link and Silvia Dolinko.

Argentina in ARCO 05

With the aim of deepening its commitment to current artistic production, the arteBA Foundation coordinated and supported the submission of works from the Argentinian art galleries Del Infinito Arte, Jorge Mara – La Ruche, Ruth Benzacar and Zavaleta Lab to ARCO 2005, the prestigious fair that annually brings together in Madrid the most important private and institutional collectors, critics, curators and public interested in contemporary art.
ArteBA also made, along with the Map of the Arts, a special edition with a list of museums, galleries and other proposals in visual arts of the City of Buenos Aires, which was delivered during the course of ARCO 05 in Madrid.

2005 - 2004

arteBA room 10

Throughout 13 exhibitions, arteBAsala10 had the purpose of creating an institutional space that offered different perspectives on Argentine art, bringing the current artistic production closer to the public, as well as the works of those artists who opened the way to contemporaneity in our country .
In this way, arteBAsala10 will be remembered as a favorable environment for exhibition and promotion, as well as a place for reflection and meeting.


Between Silence and Violence

The exhibition, curated by Mercedes Casanegra, was a valuable opportunity to present the rooms of Sotheby’s in New York, a perspective of Argentine contemporary art and to reflect its extraordinary originality and relevance, exhibiting a selection of emblematic works by some of the most significant artists of the last decades.
The exhibition was accompanied by the publication of a catalog that was sent to Sotheby’s clients and delivered to the public attending the exhibition. In the context of this exhibition, the arteBA Foundation organized a program of specialized visits and meetings with the curator.