ArteBA: Buenos Aires’ Annual Contemporary Art Fair

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ArteBa is one of Latin America’s largest contemporary art fairs.

Taking place over the course of three days, the annual Buenos Aires’ event attracts over 120,000 art junkies from across the planet and provides visitors the chance to hobnob with the Argentine elite, artists and celebrities.

Sponsored by The ArteBA Foundation and brought together with the help of a multitude of corporate sponsors, the Buenos Aires Culture Department, and with 84 participating galleries, ArteBA provides visibility for established local artists and a platform for emerging artist to get their work noticed on the international level.

The fair, now in its 30th year, also aids in the acquisition of new works for some of Argentina’s top museums including MALBA.

The art fair takes place at the Palermo exhibition center, Costa Salguero.

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A birdeye view of Artba, Buenos Aires annual art fair

Activities and Acquisitions at ArteBA

The editorial area, organized by the Proa Foundation and Espigas, will offer a variety of talks related to the art world including a well-hyped performance art by Colombian artist, María José Arjona.

Argentina’s former First Lady, Juliana Awada already visited the fair.

The MALBA museum already purchased an $18,000 sculpture entitled Headstand by Diego Biancha, and a series of four photographs by George Friedman.

An artwork by Pablo Zel as seen at ArteBA 2012
A piece by Pablo Zel in ArteBA 2012

Highlights for visitors include the ‘Barrio Joven’ section, designed to foster new talent in the Latin American art world and the U-TURN Project Rooms, a special exhibition area that brings together a variety of international galleries in an effort to put world class international art before the Latin American public.

Entrance to the art fair, can be purchased online or at the ticket window at Costa Salguero Center.

Before making an important art purchase, visitors may want to read up on the legal steps necessary to export art from Argentina.

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arteBA 2022
October 7th, 8th & 9th
Costa Salguero Center
Avenida Costanera Rafael Obligado 1221
Tel: 011 4808 8300

Tickets have to be purchased online at the link above and are valid for only one day of the fair

• Hours: 1:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m.
• General Admission: AR$1000
• Seniors and Students: AR$500
• Kids under 10 & Visitors with Disabilities: Free of charge

Arteba 2022

Transportation to ArteBA

Lines by Santa Fe Avenue: 12 – 15 – 21 – 29 – 36 – 39 – 41 – 55 – 57 – 59 – 60 – 64 – 67 – 68 – 93 – 95 – 111 – 118 – 160 – 161 – 188 – 194
Lines by Sarmiento Avenue: 37 – 67
Lines by Oro Street: 34 – 160
Palermo Station
Plaza Italia Station
San Martín Line: Palermo Station
Mitre Line: Minister Carranza Station, 3 de Febrero Station

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Don’t forget to book your hotel in Palermo in advance for ArteBA