Acquisitions programme2024

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Dust gardens, Joan Fontcuberta. àngels barcelona, BGW2023. Eva Carasol

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Fundació Vila Casas

Guided visit to Espais Volart during BGW2022. Pic by Cecilia Díaz Betz

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Fundació Sorigué

View of Chiharu Shiota: 'In the beginning was…', 2021, ©Fundació Sorigué.

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MIA Art Collection

Exhibition view: 'Fragility', Dubai 2023. MIA Art Collection

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The Social Hub Barcelona

Pic: Social Hub Barcelona Poblenou

The 10th anniversary of Barcelona Gallery Weekend will feature a new edition of the Acquisitions Programme, through which foundations, private collections, companies and other entities commit to incorporate works presented by Barcelona Gallery Weekend 2024 galleries into their collections.

We are pleased to announce that Fundació Vila Casas, faithful to this initiative since its first edition in 2017, has confirmed its participation in the eighth edition of the programme. This non-profit institution was founded by Antoni Vila Casas (Barcelona, 1930-2023) in 1986 to promote Catalan contemporary art, and currently holds four exhibition spaces in Catalunya.

Joining this edition for the first time is Fundació Sorigué, which builds up one of the most important contemporary art collections in Spain with more than 450 works by national and international artists. The collection is housed in the museum of Fundació Sorigué in Lleida (Catalonia), where temporary exhibitions are programmed focusing on promoting contemporary artistic creation.

Also taking part for the first time is Fundació Úniques, which aims to promote and foster the work of contemporary women artists living in the Països Catalans, giving them visibility in the local and international sphere, with special emphasis on equal opportunities in the artistic sphere.

MIA Art Collection is also participating in 2024 edition: a private art collection with a global footprint aimed at promoting women artists and their work. The feminist look of Alejandra Castro Rioseco, philanthropist and private collector has motivated her to create a unique collection that expresses the view of the women artist, bearing in mind the discrimination and gender rights inequalities women are confronted with still.

Last but not least, The Social Hub, which, driven by the purpose of creating a better society, is a pioneer in the hybrid hotel industry, offering spaces where guests from different fields can learn, stay, work and play. With hotels located in Europe's most dynamic cities, it connects and creates a unique community of travellers, students, business professionals, neighbours and more.

The artworks acquired through the Acquisitions Programme will be freely selected by each entity, without price limitation and in direct relation to BGW2024 participating galleries. New additions to the programme will be announced soon.