ARTBO Feria

On the International Art Fair of Bogotá

For four days, the International Art Fair of Bogotá congregates national and international galleries, curators, artists and the general public around a platform of commercialization providing one of the most significant cultural showcases in the visual arts in Colombia and the central axis of the artistic circuit that takes place during the month of October in Bogotá.

Over the years, ARTBO Feria has gradually grown, maintaining its careful selection of galleries in its Principal section, as well as the pilot program for non-commercial sections.

Currently, the International Art Fair of Bogotá is one of the most important platforms for cultural exchange and research: its focus on quality and diversity has given it a reputation as one of the most refreshing and risky fairs in Latin America. It is for this reason that is considered one of the most essential visits on the worldwide art circuit.

The fair takes place at Gran Salón in Corferias during the last days of October.

ARTBO Feria Sections:

• Principal
• Proyectos
• Referentes
• Sitio
• Foro
• Artecámara
• Libro de artista
• Articularte

In addition, each year different cultural agents of the national and international art scene promote their work in an area especially dedicated to institutions, publishers and cultural publications.

Equally, ARTBO Feria has a program of special guests, including admission to a preview and the official opening of the fair, and an experience of Colombian art through a program of activities including visits to private collections, museums, institutions and special events. The guests invited to take part in this program include national and international collectors, curators, museum directors and cultural institutions, journalists in arts and culture, heads of international fairs and professionals of contemporary art.

History

The International Art Fair of Bogotá was created in 2004 by the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá in response to the growing business interest in cultural and creative industries, particularly with respect to the visual arts sector. It has grown in number and quality from 14 national and 15 international galleries in its first edition to 74 galleries in 28 locations around the world in 2016.

The International Art Fair of Bogotá operated in parallel with another program of the Chamber of Commerce of Bogota, Artecámara (2004), a strategy that was designed as a platform to expose and train young Colombian talents, almost the only program with this focus at a national level.

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