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Es Baluard Museu d'Art Contemporani de Palma


Converted, in different phases since 2004, into the largest space for the conservation and dissemination of contemporary art in the Balearic Islands, the different spaces in the Es Baluard museum have gradually, organically acquired sense and function, in accordance with its heritage function and the needs of publics.

Defined by simple, clean lines, the museum building is entirely respectful of the heritage and historical environment that surrounds and accommodates it; it integrates perfectly into the profile of the Renaissance bastion. The dialogue between the contemporary architecture of the new building and the ancient wall is present at all times and is constant, and one realises this as one moves through the different spaces in the museum. The project seeks to integrate modern construction and respect the ancient heritage of the walls, and at the same time be a differentiating element. Which is why materials like concrete and glass were used, allowing one to perfectly distinguish the two types of construction.

The external spaces are conceived as places for exhibiting and strolling, tracing out a route along the perimeter of the wall. The large water cistern is also kept as an exhibition space, and will also be the venue for Day One of the CIMAM 2022 conference.


  • Title: The Vertical Knot
    Curator: Imma Prieto
    Artist: Jorge Eielson
    Location: Exhibition Hall A

Jorge Eielson is a Peruvian visual artist and poet, considered one of the most radical and at the same time purest voices in Latin American poetry of this century. He was born in Lima in 1924 and lived most of his life in Italy. Throughout the transformations that his work has undergone, it can be said that he has remained faithful - both as a poet and as a visual artist - to the most essential aspects of the spirit of the van-guardias: experimentalism, incessant search, provocation, nihilism, contradiction.

  • Title: Letter of Marque
    Artist: Daniel García Andújar
    Curator: Imma Prieto
    Location: Exhibition Hall B

Sailing the Mediterranean is a venture loaded with historical, political and social meaning. It means taking on board a host of presences and absences, the bearers of buried and drowned stories, it means being prepared to see how time continues to transmit an imagery that points to conflict, banishment and exile. On the one hand, “Letter of Marque” is the title of the exhibition that Daniel García Andújar presents this season with unpublished material and work, and on the other it hints at something of abandonment, pillage and loss. Under this title, Andújar has conducted site-specific research in order to present different pieces alluding to a shared time and place.

  • Title: Personae Masks Against Barbarism
    Curator: Imma Prieto
    Location: Exhibition Hall C

“Personae: Masks Against Barbarism” is a revision and analysis of the Es Baluard Collection that is based on one of the exploratory areas that define its identity: how the human body is conceived as a reflection of the socio-political circumstances of every epoch.

Starting with one of the collection’s key features, the set of puppets and drawings Miró made in relation to Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Roi, the project considers how since Antiquity human beings have needed an alter ego, another self, a disguise, enabling them to freely express themselves in times when the given historical context has impeded such expression. Deeper research then leads us to the creation of identity, based on analysis rooted in the relationship between the body, the individual and the image.

The proposal activates various foundational pieces of the Es Baluard Museum Collection, together with new works, all within a novel paradigm: the need to write new narratives on the legacy of heritage that are based on the constant factors that define each period.

  • Title: Having the castle in your head, carrying the castle in your body
    Curator: Pilar Rubí
    Artist: Antònia del Río

In reality, we only see the landscapes we want to see, that is, those that do not question our socially constructed idea, the product of a particular way of apprehending and appropriating geographical space. Landscape reflects a particular way of organising and experiencing the territory within the framework of complex and changing relationships, which can be gendered, classed, to name but a few, and which, in short, translate issues related to power. Landscape, as the result of a collective transformation of nature, is a social and cultural product.

The transmission of knowledge, but also of the memory of a specific place, has a lot to do with the creation of its imaginary. Myths, legends, traditions and representations of the Castell de Alaró accompany the residents in the process of life, which Antònia del Río recreates from their testimonies, also linked to the symbolism of the mountain and the peak.

Through a multidisciplinary work with drawings and paintings, video, postcards and soundscapes, the artist conceptualises the approach to an unknown place based on the story and the experiential and participatory fact.

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Fran Reus Gallery


Fran Reus Gallery is a space dedicated to the introduction of emerging artists and young proposals within a consolidated art circuit, both locally, nationally and internationally. Since its beginnings in 2016, the gallery’s activity has been focused on being a platform that promotes and encourages research, work and dissemination of emerging proposals thanks to Paronama. This is a call aimed to discover new voices on the Spanish and international art scene and acts as a bridge for facilitating introductions. Development and subsequent consolidation of for the young artist with quality proposals. Furthermore, as a member of the association of contemporary art galleries of Palma, Fran Reus Gallery is a part of many important events on the local art calendar.

The programmes is also committed to the diversification of languages, focusing on performance- gallery relations, generated within our space thanks to ‘Todo Fenomenal’, a quarterly performance cycle initiated in 2016 and curated by Tolo Cañellas.

Internationalisation is another of the gallery’s characteristic features. Starting in 2018, based on residencies of international curators with the aim of fostering dialogue and getting involved with Mallorca’s vibrant art scene. From 2020 collaboration with international artists and participation in fairs outside of Spain have been intensified, such as UNTITLED Art Fair Miami, Art Rotterdam, Art-O-Rama Marseille, ARCOlisboa, ARCO Madrid and Sundar Art Fair.


  • Title: (Pending)
    Curator: Fran Reus Gallery
    Artists: Abel Jaramillo, Irati Inoriza, Miquel Ponce and Marian Garrido

This is a collective exhibition that aims to be a reflection of one of the axes that define the gallery, Panorama. Unlike the collective exhibitions resulting from the open call, in this case, we have selected those artists who already are part of the gallery's represented artists and who have been introduced thanks to the call. This is the case of Abel Jaramillo, Irati Inoriza, Miquel Ponce and Marian Garrido, artists who are already part of a consolidated national art circuit. In this sense, the exhibition aims to show how the gallery is conceived as a platform that promotes and encourages research, work and dissemination of emerging proposals.

  • Title: (Pending)
    Curator: Fran Reus Gallery
    Artist: José Fiol

There will also be a solo show by José Fiol (Palma, 1978). His work focuses on obtaining images that offer new visions of historical events that have already been represented. He uses painting as a medium that allows me to expand or modify the information offered by the original.

  • Title: (Pending)
    Curator: Fran Reus Gallery
    Artist: Nadia Fediv

And finally, in the newly opened The Vault, a space dedicated to more intimate creative projects, there will be a solo show by Nadia Fediv (Chicago, 1997). Her work focuses on the creation of paintings that represent her childhood, the insecurities of the past, the constant feeling of discomfort and isolation from the world.

Kewenig Gallery


Founded in Haus Bitz, Frechen, near Cologne, in 1986 by Jule and Michael Kewenig, now, today and after more than 30 years of dedication, the Kewenig Gallery has three exhibition spaces in Berlin and one in Palma de Mallorca, in the Oratori de Sant Feliu, a former 13th century chapel.

With a focus on international contemporary art since the 1960s, the gallery's programme is made up of representatives of conceptual art, minimalism and Art Povera, resulting in the creation of an important artistic dialogue between generations and cultures of important relevance.

The international presence of the gallery is evidenced by its annual participation in leading contemporary art fairs as well as in Biennales and multiple projects in direct collaboration with art institutions.


  • Title: El Ojo Interior
    Curated by: Kewenig Gallery
    Artist: Sandra Vásquez de la Horra

Sandra Vásquez de la Horra (b.1967, Viña del Mar, Chile) presents ‘El Ojo Interior’ (En. The Inner Eye) at Oratori de Sant Feliu, an installation that continues the three-dimensional and sculptural line which her work has acquired in recent years. Titled 'El Manto de Obatalá’ the monumental ceramic installation covers the wall behind the altar of the Oratori from the 13th century. As a kind of great offering, or “ebbó”, according to the Yoruba tradition, this work consisting of 200 ceramic plates (some of them hand-painted by the artist) represents a story about life and the expansion of the human condition. Vásquez de la Horra‘s narrative is based on the ‘Estallido Social’ that took place in her native Chile in 2019. Several people lost their lives and many others totally or partially their vision, due to the violent revolts between police and citizens in Santiago de Chile. As a tribute to these victims, 21 ceramic eyes are laying on a scale in symbolic representation of the weight of justice. Making use of the fable as inspiration, and aiming at a certain autobiographical portrait, the artist tackles issues that deal with female sexuality, taboos and oppression, and preconceived beliefs that condition human freedom. Vásquez de la Horra builds from dreams and the subconscious, from memory and recollection to form the vast visual imagery that constitutes her expressive language, with an intimately personal poetic.

ALTTRA: Teresa Margolles



CaixaForum Palma


CaixaForum Palma was once the Gran Hotel, conceptualised by Joan Palmer and constructed by architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner.

The building stands out for its elegance with the use of brick, stucco and stone, as well as glazed ceramics and wrought iron, which, together with the details of oriental character and neo-gothic aesthetics, the capitals with floral motifs and polychrome tiles, culminate in a harmonious fusion.

An exquisite example of early 20th century Catalan modernism, the Gran Hotel opened its doors in 1903, becoming a fundamental element of Palma's urban landscape. It officially became the headquarters of CaixaForum Palma in 1993, and the Ministry of Culture declared it an asset of cultural interest in 2003

Since its inception, CaixaForum has become the cultural flagship of the "la Caixa" Foundation and has positioned itself as a benchmark in terms of access to and dissemination of culture. The institution's firm commitment to the dissemination of knowledge, culture and science as agents of social improvement translates into a project style that is recognizable and assimilated by the public. Each of the CaixaForum centres spread throughout Spain have been conceived in accordance with this project identity and each one is characterized by a distinctive architecture and personality and by establishing an important link with the public.


  • Title: The Human Image: Art, Identities and Symbolism exhibition
    Curator: Thomas Cummins

The Human Image: Art, Identities and Symbolism exhibition explores the representation of the human being throughout the history of art, across different cultures and eras up to the present day, in the framework of a new collaboration with the British Museum. The display also includes a selection of works from the ”la Caixa” Contemporary Art Collection.

Organised by the British Museum and ”la Caixa” Foundation, the exhibition is a stimulating journey through one of the major subjects of figurative art throughout history: the human being.

Through 155 such markedly diverse and heterogeneous pieces as sculptures, paintings, films, drawings, numismatics, photographs, video installations and objects, the display brings the holdings of the British Museum and collection of the ”la Caixa” Foundation into dialogue for the very first time.

Casa Esment


Casa Esment is a place with a national and international vocation where social innovation, learning, sustainability, Mediterranean culture and gastronomy coexist in the same space to promote the training, employment and employment of people with support needs and vulnerable groups.

Esment is an entity that, since 1962, works for the quality of life and equal opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities and their families. Currently, it serves about 1,700 people.

It provides support, from childhood and throughout life, in all areas, especially in training, occupation and employment, in housing and homes for the elderly, in leisure or in the promotion of links and relationships with the environment, to prevent the most vulnerable people from suffering a situation of unwanted loneliness.

In the last years, people of different profiles and with different needs have joined the entity: intellectual disability, children, young people, company tutors, elderly people or people with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). This diversity of profiles adds and enriches the project and turns Esment into an open-door entity that emphasizes the belonging to the community.

Studio artist Bernardí Roig (Binissalem)

Bernardi Roig (Palma de Mallorca, 1965). His multidisciplinary work (sculpture, video, drawing, painting, texts) is an obsessive reflection on isolation, erotic drive and desire through a distilled language of minimalist and conceptual heritage that places the representation of the human figure at the epicentre of its problems. His obsessive and disturbing works can be understood as devices of solitude in which the urgency of "speaking from the impossibility of speech" is present, trying to find figures and images for an unhinged time.

Studio artist Ana Laura Aláez (Inca)

From the earliest days in my practice, I've drawn two parallel arrows that always run through it, even if they are not always explicitly shown:

  • One: the ways and forms of the feminine as a presence in art.
  • Two: a challenging or questioning of the formal elements that defines sculpture as a discipline, with qualities that are traditionally considered male. Qualities such as strength; hardness; a glorification of the physical; a self-assured subject... etc. I've reassessed, pondered upon, realigned, these qualities many times throughout my trajectory as an artist.

L21 LAB (Polígono Son Castelló)


L21 is a contemporary art gallery founded in 2012 by Óscar Florit in Palma de Mallorca (Spain). Then focused on working with emerging national artists and the experimentation with new exhibition formats, the project has continued to evolve over the years.

L21 is currently an international and hybrid platform located in different venues. L21 LAB is an industrial building located in the outskirts of Palma which is dedicated to curatorial research and the development of group exhibitions. The main venue, L21 PALMA, in the north of the city, offers a wide-ranging programme with a large international presence thanks to its five exhibition rooms. The residency programme for artists that the gallery has been developing since 2018 takes place at L21 RESIDENCY, a space that provides accommodation and studio facilities for its participating artists. In L'Hospitalet, L21 BARCELONA is a 3D production centre and gallery with two exhibition rooms.


  • Title: You met me at a very strange time in my life
    Curated: with Francesco Giaveri.
    Artists: Guillaume Linard Osorio, Jonathan Trayte, Fatima de Juan, Adam Handler, Ákos Ezer , Jon Burgerman, Esther Kläs & Gustavo Gomes, Ludovica Carbotta, Mie Olise , NKSIN, Simon Demeuter, Fanny Brodar, Eva Beresin, Ester Partegàs, Tobias Rehberger, Fabio Finamore, Oberon Parry-Laidler.

The exhibition is part of the cycle that celebrates L21's 10th anniversary.

The body and language are the leitmotifs used to propose a journey through very different artistic practices in terms of generation and context, and in which the works are juxtaposed and linked through narratives. In this way, five exhibitions are conceived corresponding to five parts of the body, which will develop autonomously over the coming months, although there are numerous echoes and abundant dialogue between them. The display maintains the experimental character that has always characterized the presentations at L21, occupying unusual exhibition spaces.

Catedral de Palma (Capella del Santissim by Miquel Barceló)


The Cathedral Basilica of Santa Maria de Palma, also known as La Seu, began construction in the year 1229. It took over 350 years to be officially finished and has included a ten-year reform by Antoni Gaudi at the turn of the 20th century. It is of the Levantine Gothic style and boasts one of the largest Rose windows in the world. One of the cathedrals principal architects, Guillem Sagrera, who also designed La Lonja, adds a beautiful example of Gothic sculpture in the form of an angel with outstretched wings on the façade opposite the main access point, the Mirador Portal, which itself is considered a Mallorcan Gothic masterpiece with its bas-relief of the Last Supper.

Perhaps the most anticipated highlight of the visit is to Miquel Barceló’s Capilla del Santísimo (Chapel of the Most Holy). Unveiled in 2006, Barceló’s masterpiece took six years to complete. Including an impressive 300 square meters of clay sculpture covering the walls of the chapel itself and a total of 5 stained-glass windows. Replete with religious iconography; fish, loaves of bread and clay pots, yet contemporary and trans-avant garde, being inside Barcelo’s world is as if one is cocooned in the space between the opulence of the Mediterranean Sea and the rich yet oftentimes barren Mallorquin earth.

Andana Restaurant by Chef Maca de Castro

Maca de Castro is a Mallorcan-born chef who, among many achievements earned over her long and illustrious career, was awarded the Green Michelin star in 2021 for outstanding sustainable restaurant practices. Andana serves up a rich blend of Mallorquin inspired food made with produce fresh from their own garden in Sa Pobla. Read more about it here.

La Lonja de Palma

La Lonja Palma is one of the city’s best examples of gothic architecture.

It was built between 1420 and 1452 by famed Mallorca-born architect Guillem Sagrera to serve as a center for the bustling markets, trade, and commercial industries of the time. Read more about it here.

Miró Mallorca Foundation


Miró Mallorca Foundation is made up of three remarkable buildings that form one of Mallorca’s most important architectural ensembles: the Sert Studio where Miró started working in 1956, designed by Miró’s friend, the architect Josep Lluís Sert; Son Boter, a late 18th century Mallorcan house which the artist used as a second painting and sculpture studio; and the Moneo Building, the Fundació’s headquarters, designed by Rafael Moneo and opened in 1992. The first two buildings have been declared Items of Cultural Heritage (BIC according to the Spanish acronym).

It is a cultural centre based on the art studios that artist Joan Miró bequeathed to the public. It offers visitors an insight into his artwork and underlying creative process in the place where the artist lived and worked for almost 30 years. The Fundació’s collection is the outcome of a donation by Joan Miró. On March 7th 1981, Miró and his wife, Pilar Juncosa, donated the artist’s studios – the Sert Studio and Son Boter – to the Fundació Miró Mallorca, together with the works of art, documents and objects that were inside them. This generous legacy was made up of paintings, sculptures, drawings, objects and prints, about 7.000 works, together with a rich collection of documents and part of the contents of his personal library.


  • Title: The Miró of Son Boter
    Curated: Departament de Col·leccions de la Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró a Mallorca
    Artist. Joan Miró

When, at the age of 66, he finally began to work in the new workshop designed by Sert, Miró considered the search for his definitive creative territory unfinished. Joan Miró's studios in Mallorca were extended in 1959 with the acquisition of Son Boter, an 18th-century estate adjoining Son Abrines, which together with the Sert Workshop and the Moneo Building made up the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró in Mallorca. In this creative territory Miró worked uninterruptedly until his death in 1983 and created a third of his artistic production. This exhibition will be in the newly re-opend Espai Estrella.

  • Title: Instant and Memory
    Curated: Departament de Col·leccions de la Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró a Mallorca
    Artist: Rif Spahni

In parallel to the exhibition "The Miró of Son Boter", the Cubic Space and corridor of the Moneo Building will show a selection of photographs of the project that Rif Spahni began in Son Boter in 2012, revealing its history through the observation of small details and objects and which continued in 2018 by portraying the traces of the painter and the paint stains on the floor.

Museo Fundació Juan March


Museu Fundación Juan March was founded in 1990 and is part of a private foundation dedicated to promoting art and culture, from its Palma branch as well as its Madrid headquarters and Museo de Arte Abstracto Español in Cuenca. The permanent collection offers an overview of the richness of Spanish art from the second half of the twentieth century. In addition, an ambitious programme of temporary exhibitions focuses on twentieth-century art from a global perspective. Since 2021 the museum also operates as a cultural hub, offering series of lectures, film viewings, and a variety of other activities, many of which are broadcast live to a growing worldwide audience. Since its beginnings, Museu Fundación Juan March has been committed to extending the art experience to children of all backgrounds through a scheme of engaging group visits which include hands-on workshops. All our activities are free of charge, and there is no admission fee.


  • Title: Bruno Munari
    Curators: Marco Meneguzzo, Aida Capa & Manuel Fontán del Junco.
    Artist: Bruno Munari

Those coming to Palma during the CIMAM weekend will be able to visit our temporary exhibition dedicated to the multi-disciplinary Italian artist Bruno Munari (Milan, 1907—98), a chief twentieth-century figure in the fields of design and visual communication. Munari sought for the essence of art and design at the intersection between rigour and levity, ever resorting to play, humour and irony. This exhibition, the most complete Munari show outside of Italy and his first retrospective in Spain, comprises paintings, drawings and sculptures, projections and light and shadow pieces, graphic and industrial design, typography exercises, writings and children’s books, and encompasses the whole of Munari´s career, from his first Futuristic designs to his last experiments from the 1990’s. The show and its accompanying publication are organized in sections built around methodological concepts that are essential to Munari’s work – such as time, method, levity, experimentation and contemplation – each featuring works from public as well as private collections.

Pelaires Gallery


Galería Pelaires displays and represents international artists whose works are exhibited in Mallorca - and usually also Spain- for the first time ever.

It also promotes and collaborates with young, mid-career artists. The gallery offers a rigorous, ever-changing programme that has the collaboration of many different curators and critics. Likewise, Galería Pelaires carries out an intimate project that is clearly committed to the region where it is located, a place with a strong international influence.

Pelaires' goal is to provide room for contemporary artists who reflect the complex and diverse current scene, even if they do so using very different languages and aesthetic approaches.

Pelaires Gallery was founded by Pep Pinya in 1969 in Palma. In 1990 it relocated from Pelaires Street to the emblematic 17th-century historic building that now houses its premises. Today, the two-storey building hosts exhibitions all year long.

Galería Pelaires has been uninterruptedly offering an international artistic programme for the last 53 years. It has exhibited works by artists such as Miró, Picasso, Boetti, Tàpies, Calder, Chillida, Lüpertz, Kounellis, Rebecca Horn, Brossa and Beuys -amongst many others. Furthermore, the generation change in Pelaires has provided new opportunities to artists such as Carlos Amorales, Alice Channer, Idris Kahn, Gregor Hildebrandt, Jorinde Voigt, Christian Jankowski, Oliver Osborne, Alicja Kwade, Carlos Irijalba, Ana Laura Aláez, Gori Mora and Jason Martin.


  • Title: Pounding the Pavement.
    Curator: Hector Campbell
    Artists: Lydia Blakeley, Charlie Billingham, Minyoung Choi, Oli Epp, George Rouy, Natalia González Martín, Emma Fineman, Benjamin Spiers, Lewis Brander and Gori Mora.

Galería Pelaires presents ‘Pounding The Pavement’, a group exhibition curated by London-based art historian, writer and curator Hector Campbell. Featuring ten UK-based painters, the majority of whom are exhibiting in Spain for the first time, the exhibition acts as a survey of a vibrant artistic ecosystem. Interpretations of the exhibition’s idiomatic title are twofold. Literally, it references Campbell’s extensive gallery-going, dogged documentation of the London art scene and persistent search for the freshest artistic talent, while more metaphorically it relates to the diligent and determined pursuit of something such as a painting practice or creative career, that can be strenuous, solitary and rarely offer reward. All the artists included have demonstrated a continued commitment to the strive for painterly perfection, often alongside their supportive peers, and this exhibition serves to spotlight the importance of an interconnected creative community, encouraging social circles and close artistic friendships.

Horrach Moya Gallery


Founded in 2000. The selection of exhibitions and the program of the Galeria Horrach Moya gallery of contemporary art is based on the exchange of ideas, concepts, and expressions between artists of different backgrounds and nationalities.


  • Title: Life, Death, Inbetween
    Curator: Sydney Fishman
    Artist: Marina Abramovic

Works by Marina Abramović presented in LIFE, DEATH, INBETWEEN highlight the mysticism of survival, painful realities of existence and find liberation in the vastness of the unknown. The collection of these works together, attempt an exhibition space that articulates the confronting nature and juxtaposition of living, dying and everything inbetween. Works on view animate the tension and dualities of these themes, inviting viewers to seek personal reflection and signification in the motifs and tableaus created by Abramović.

Marina Abramović’s performances for video and photography, as presented at Galeria Horrach Moyà, are tangible representations of Abramović's own discovery of existence and non- existence within her artistic practice. LIFE, DEATH, INBETWEEN are consistent themes realized within her work that have continued to be present and evolve throughout her long-standing career.

In the context of the optional Pre and Post Tours 10 and 14 - 15 November 2022

MACE Museu d'Art Contemporani d'Eivissa (Ibiza)


In 2006 the City Council of Ibiza and the Ministry for Culture agreed to finance a project to refurbish and extend Ibiza’s Modern Art Museum. Originally conceived in 1964 and one of the first museums of its kind to be founded in Spain, MACE opened its doors for the first time in 1969.

It’s association with MACE fits into the Ibiza City Council’s programme of commitment to modern visual arts whilst activating and bringing value to heritage site and locations inside Dalt Vila, a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The opening of the Museu d’Art Contemporani d’Eivissa was the culmination of a project that has been very popular with the people of Ibiza. The museum’s art collections are on public display alongside more than one thousand five hundred works of art by Avant-guarde artists that explain and tell the story of art since the mid-20th century up to our time, from an international perspective; indeed many of these artists have lived or been based on these islands since the 1930’s. At the same time the museum offers a space for temporary exhibitions in its more than two thousand square meters, including various open-air terraces. It also incorporates a large learning centre and a space for reading and research.


  • Title: Zush
    Curators: Enrique Juncosa, Xavier de Luca (Fundació Suñol) and Elena Ruiz.
    Artist: Zush

The Councillor for Culture and President of the Board of Trustees of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Pep Tur, stated that "Zush is one of the most important artists for understanding the evolution of Spanish art in the 1970s and 1980s. We are fortunate that a large part of this production was made on the island of Eivissa. To be able to bring together a part of it makes it one of the most important exhibitions of the season, not only in Eivissa and the Balearic Islands, but in the whole country”

The artist Zush stated that "the works that can be seen in this exhibition correspond to the period of 18 years that he lived on the island. He also added that what gives him most joy is to think that his works bring joy to people".

The curator of the exhibition, Enrique Juncosa, has highlighted that Zush "is an artist who has been able to create an inner world, creating characters and turning them into myths; he is a precursor and current artist, as is the study of identity, the relationship with drawing, collaborations with other artists, his relationship with electronic music and is an advanced to the artistic currents of surrealism and pop art".

Museu Casa Broner, Ibiza


On the 30th of July 2003 Gisela Broner transferred ownership of Casa Broner to the Eivissa town hall together with its furnishings, books, objects, letters, photographs and personal documents. Simultaneously, the Ibiza and Formentera branch of the Balearic Islands Architect Association was gifted all of the documentation associated with the architectural career of Erwin Broner. Following the demise of Gisela Broner in 2005, the Eivissa town hall, with the collaboration of the COAIB, undertook the restoration of the house under the guidance of the architects, Isabel Feliu and Taimon Ollé. In 2011, with the house now restored, it was opened to the public with the original furnishings designed by Erwin Broner himself.

The Broner legacy, duly catalogued, listed and restored, is now on exhibition at Casa Broner and is organised so that the contents are easily accessible to the public.

Casal Solleric, Mallorca


The Baroque inspired building, built by the Morell family in the mid-18th century, is one of the last stately homes to be erected in Palma. The layout is attributed to the Mallorcan architect Gaspar Palmer, while the wrought ironwork and sculptural decoration are the work of the Italian artist Antonio Soldati. In 1985 it was inaugurated as an Exhibition and Documentation Centre for Contemporary Art, managed by the Palma City Council. Casal Solleric is a center of art and culture committed to its time, open to the citizen in the broad sense, a centre of and for the city and all people that they inhabit it, and with the will to be a generator of democratic culture, understanding the visitors not only as consumers but as producers of culture and thought critical, a centre that becomes a live and participatory referent, the engine of the emerging local art and plugin with national and international referents, a centre of art and thought with the will to generate content needed to boost local creation and rethink.

It hosts temporary exhibitions, performance programs and educational and mediation activities.


  • Title: What Conditions Your Fictions?
    Curators: Lorenza Pignatti and Aina Bausà
    Artist: Javier Peñafiel
    Location: Planta noble

What Conditions Your Fictions? is not a retrospective exhibition. It is more an investigation into the artistic practices of Javier Peñafiel. Through videos, installations, drawings, dramatized conferences, animations, photos, theatrical texts and publications, Peñafiel, born in Zaragoza in 1964, shows his capacity to invent works in which theoretical reflections and iconographic component demonstrate the singularity of an imagination able to transform language into images and into a system for setting the scene.

As Michel Foucault wrote in The Order of Things, words must be freed from the silent content that renders them alien so as to enrich language and make it visible in itself. Peñafiel, who writes as if he were drawing and draws as if he were listening, fully identifies with these reflections. In his works, he implements a game of linguistic reconstruction of reality, in which the polyphony and the processualism of the work it is a continuous “uncertain” check on the possibility of new staging, while constantly revising the parameters for action.

  • Title: Underground
    Curator: Zaida Trallero
    Artist: Mario Santamaria
    Location: Espai dipòsit

Underground proposes to think, from the artistic practice, about the "cloud", as what it is to the technological industry; a software and storage service for the technological industry, proposing, in this way, another, more sensitive approach. Although the artist Mario Santamaria works with patterns that he repeats in different locations, Underground takes to the Casal Solleric to digitize the hidden installations of the building and to draw a new "underground". A speleological drift through cables, some of which are accessible and others not, some are visible and others not, speculating a journey from the storage room. The itinerary follows the cables that connect the space with the city's terrestrial fibre network and, from this underwater point, with the Balalink submarine cable that connects the city of Palma to the peninsula. As happens with data that goes not go up to the Internet, but goes down to the hardware, the people who visit the room, are crossed by this idea, by the fact of going down to a place that is otherwise impracticable.

While the cloud, the air, that which is vaporous, refer to spaces of indeterminacy and mobility, the floor leads us to an optical, cartographic and normative relationship. Underground proposes another type of approach, another possibility to make transparent, and even incarnate the processes that take place behind the digital tools that the artist himself uses to shape his work.

Hauser & Wirth, Menorca


Hauser & Wirth was founded in 1992 in Zurich by Iwan Wirth, Manuela Wirth and Ursula Hauser, who were joined in 2000 by Partner and co-President Marc Payot. A family business with a global outlook, Hauser & Wirth has expanded to include outposts in Hong Kong, London, New York, Los Angeles, Somerset, and Menorca among others. The gallery represents over 90 artists and estates who have been instrumental in shaping its identity over the past quarter century.

Hauser & Wirth Menorca is an art centre combining art, education and conservation on the natural setting of Illa del Rei, an island in Mahon harbour. The art centre presents an exhibition programme spanning ambitious new commissions by gallery artists across all media. Following a conservation project, Hauser & Wirth sensitively repurposed the existing 18th century outbuildings of a naval hospital to create the 1,500 sq.m art centre, which opened in 2021 and welcomed over 58,000 visits during the first season.

Hauser & Wirth Menorca comprises an exhibition space with eight galleries and an outdoor sculpture trail featuring works by Martin Creed, Camille Henrot, Louise Bourgeois, Eduardo Chillida, Joan Miró and Franz West. A garden by the acclaimed landscape designer Piet Oudolf runs alongside the gallery buildings, incorporating native perennials and plants suited to the Mediterranean climate. The on-site restaurant Cantina, run by local restaurant and vineyard Binifadet, serves seasonal and local produce. The gallery shop is found in the same building, presenting art publications and crafts by local makers


  • Title: Sodade
    Curator: Hauser & Wirth
    Artist: Rashid Johnson

Opening this summer, Rashid Johnson’s exhibition ‘Sodade’ takes over the entire exhibition galleries at Hauser & Wirth Menorca in the sensitively repurposed outbuildings of an 18th century naval hospital. For his first solo exhibition in Spain, the renowned contemporary American artist continues to work with a complex range of iconographies to explore collective and historical expressions of longing and displacement, while speaking to the times we live in.

‘Sodade’ is the title of a Cape Verdean song from 1950s, popularised by Cesária Évora, that narrates a profound emotional state of longing on ‘the long way’ to São Tomé. Originating in the Portuguese ‘saudade’, the term signifies a feeling of melancholy and missing, and becomes hybridised in the Cape Verdean use with a shift in the spelling. In ‘Sodade’, Johnson continues to draw from critical history and narratives around migration and journeys, with a similar gesture of hybridisation.

The exhibition presents a newly developed series of bronze sculptures and Seascape paintings, alongside Bruise Paintings and Surrender Paintings, the latter of which is the latest offering to evolve from the iconography of his long-established Anxious Men series. The works are accompanied by the Education Lab, which provides a creative learning programme for diverse audiences throughout the duration of the exhibition.

Studio artist Santiago Sierra, Menorca

Taking up and updating some of the strategies of Minimalism, Conceptual Art and performance art of the 1970s, the work of Santiago Sierra (1966, Madrid) attempts to make visible the perversity of the power structures that foster the alienation and exploitation of workers, the injustice of labour relations, the unequal distribution of wealth produced by Capitalism, the perverse nature of work and money, and discrimination on racial grounds in a world marked by unidirectional migratory flows - South-North.

Studio artist Alicia Framis, Menorca

Framis was born in Barcelona. She lives between Amsterdam and Mahon-Menorca.

She is a multidisciplinary artist that comments, in her artistic practice, on outdated or uneven societal power structures and misgivings, formulating in her projects that range in scope from performance, art, design, architecture and garments, new ways of reclaiming social spaces for the underprivileged, overseen, undervalued, in contemporary cultures.

As an artistic cross disciplinary approach, performance art can on a profound level challenge the broad reverberations of these contemporary societal shifts as an empathic, artistic communication

tool for introspection. Performance as a practice can so effectively explore interpersonal relations and social dynamics, as public spectacle or one on one experiences. In her case she works in interactive sculptures, garments, videos and photography.

Her works are included in numerous permanent collections, including those of Hirshhorn Museum in Washington (US), Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (Netherlands), MUSAC Castilla y

Léon (Spain), Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem (Netherlands), FRAC Lorraine (France), Ullens Center for Contemporary Art Beijing (China), El Museo del Barrio New York (US).

Xavier Fiol Gallery, Palma


Since it was founded in 1989, the Xavier Fiol Gallery has been active orienting towards the promotion of young artists and the dissemination of projects with mid-career and established artists.

In 2004 the gallery opened a new space in Carrer Sant Jaume in Ciutat de Ciutat, always seeking to promote contemporary art, as well as organising round tables, conferences and music concerts.

The gallery currently represents more than 15 artists of different nationalities.


  • Title: set. figure and background
    Curator: Xavier Fiol
    Artist: Santiago Villanueva.

"set" is the name of the installation conceived by sculptor Santiago Villanueva to be unveiled at the Xavier Fiol gallery on the Nit de l'Art, 16th of September 2022.

The artist from Madrid proposes to enter into the experience of visual perception through an intervened and ordered space with seven identical works on seven different coloured canvases.

The foreground is occupied by a weightless figure in the shape of a drop, suspended ethereally in a frozen instant. The figure represented, as a concrete and delimited object, is the allegory of a portrait in a hieratic pose, captured in an exact and unique moment.

The second plane is the setting. It is a suspended canvas background which, unlike the figure, represents an abstract and continuous space. The seven colours chosen as a background modify, in each case, the perception of the work.

And that is the meaning of the "set" proposal: arrangement, route and perception.

Seven is the number related to perfection and the divine. For Socrates the number seven is the dispenser of life and the source of all changes. In Christianity, Judaism and Islam, the universe was created by God in seven days. Seven is the number associated with the Apocalypse. Seven are the basic commandments in the Jewish Talmud and seven are the main chakras in Hinduism.

Pep Llabrés Gallery, Palma


Pep Llabrés, director and owner, has a long history in the art world. He worked for almost two decades at Joan Oliver in "Maneu" Galeria d'Art, of which the last eight years he was director.

In April 2105, he opened his own exhibition space, under the name of PEP LLABRES ART CONTEMPORANI with the idea of continuing with the line that he had begun to mark in his previous work: to support young artists not only from the local sphere, but with the incorporation of others for a more consolidated projection.

In the majority of the exhibitions there is a clear idea to encourage the participation of the general public, artists, curators, as well as any other type of event related to the exhibition.

The gallery has an identity marked by abstract languages, in many cases linked to geometry. This geometric character is understood in both the two-dimensional and volumetric spheres. This group of artists offers us their particular vision of space in their creations. Their works comprise more organic situations and in other cases they develop their imaginary under constructivist standards of greater rigour and norm.

Other creators linked to the gallery break this identity at specific moments, by proposing different languages that range from figuration to abstraction.

Another of the Gallery's objectives is the participation in fairs, both national and international; ArtMadrid (2015) ArtMadrid (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018), JustMad Madrid (2019, 2020), JustLX Lisbon (2018,2019), Marte Castellón (2018, 2019, 2020), Estampa Madrid (2018).


  • Title: Square
    Curator: David Magan Studio
    Artist: David Magán (Madrid, 1979)

The exhibition project ‘Square’ focuses on the three-dimensional understanding of the sculptural object.

It works mainly with three backbone elements that are presented clearly and explicitly to the viewer, where the processual takes centre stage. On the one hand, the mathematical idea of the square, emphasised in the title. On the other, the square as a compositional, constructive and aesthetic element, present in all the works. And finally, the juxtaposition of the three-dimensional object with two-dimensional reproductions in orthogonal projection, which contrast the fiction of the representation on the plane with the real object.

Furthermore, the extensive use of transparency and colour bring Magán's work closer to approaches of the fourth dimension in sculpture and the Gestalt theories of visual perception.

Studio artist Susy Gomez (Campos)

The artistic practice of Susy Gómez, with a conceptual genealogy, is constructed from a reflection on identity, it arises from the desire to explore the intersection between art and spirituality, her works are concerned with the position occupied by the subject in the contemporary world, establishing bridges towards others from different disciplines that propose other relationships between the body and time, relationships and affections. She opens herself up to a certainty and a leitmotiv: in art as in life there is a truth that interrupts life, but life itself does not yet have the elements to understand it. In the last 15 years her installations have a systemic structure, where the public becomes the performer, where the artist includes proposals for self-observation and self-referencing based on her installations.

Galeria Baró featuring Gary Hill (Palma)


Ghada Amer Garden, Palma


The New York based, Egyptian born artist will have one of her garden installations here, brought to us in collaboration with Galeria Kewenig.
Location: Near Carrer Joan Maragall 12