ARCO madrid 2020
26.02.2020 - 01.03.2020
Pabellón 7 / Stand 7E03
For this edition of ARCOMadrid 2020 we present a proposal that follows the lines of work of the gallery, with its usual dialogue between recent works by contemporary artists and the Brazilian photographic vanguard belonging to Fotocine Clube Bandeirante. On this occasion, the story of our stand for ARCO 2020 is enriched by taking a new step on the other side of the Atlantic by incorporating the work of international artist Miguel Rio Branco, along with Lluís Hortalà, Palmira Puig and Marcel Giró representing the FCCB.
The stand is a nod to a form of conceptual art that emerged in the late 1960s, focusing on criticism of museums, galleries, private collections and other art institutions. Artists working along these lines use a variety of strategies to expose the ideologies and power structures that underlie the circulation, exhibition and discussion of art; but also to provide other meanings and experiences that are sensitive to these spaces.
Our proposal is complemented by a SOLO Project dedicated to a selection of the work of Ceesepe, one of the most active cultural agents of the Movida and who contributed most to give a renewed and radical air to the Spanish artistic scene, acting also as a bridge between the two main artistic focuses: Madrid and Barcelona.
LOOP Fair 2019
19.11.2019 - 21.11.2019
The RocioSantaCruz gallery participates in the next edition of LOOP Fair, from November 19 to 21, 2019, presenting Contact(s) // level of communication , by Diogo Pimentāo (Lisbon, 1973)
Contact(s) // level of communication (2019) is a piece created for LOOP 2019 out of a video from 2011. For the last decade or so, the artist has been researching the medium of video, and focusing more and more on the process of graphic exploration, in which body and image test their limits and define a space together, than on the final result.
In all of Pimentao’s work and especially in his videos, which often issue from his performances, movement is always present and is always the starting point.
The video, Contact(s) // level of communication, is a diptych, inspired by a reading of Vertical Poetry by Roberto Juarroz, which investigates how bodies levitate and fall, and multiply, transform and communicate with one another through sound and the experience of dance.
Carro doce, 1991 / 2019
70 x 100 cm
Paris Photo 2019
07.11.2019 - 10.11.2019
RocioSantaCruz participates in Paris Photo 2018. In line with what we have presented in previous editions, we will show a wide selection of photographs of some of the most representative exponents of Foto Cine Clube Bandeirante (Brazil, 1950) among them: Marcel Giró (Spain, 1913 -2011); German Lorca (Brazil, 1949); Rubens Teixera Scavone (Brazil, 1925-2007) with special emphasis on the historical archive of Palmira Puig (Spain, 1912 -1978), a prominent female figure that was part of this experimental movement.
These photographs talk from the contemporary with the works of Miguel Rio Branco (1946). We will also have a selection of cybachromes by Ouka Leele (Spain, 1957) and Miguel Trillo (Spain, 1953) photographers that have been part of the exhibition La Movida: Chronicle of a Stirring 1978-1988, this year at Les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles (France).
Finally, we present the experimental photographic work by Diogo Pimentão (Lisbon, 1973) recently produced in Centre Photographique de L´Île de France, Pontault-Combault.
Art on Paper 2019
25.10.2019 - 27.10.2019
RocioSantaCruz participates in the 2019 edition of Art on Paper Brussels showing works by Diogo Pimentāo and Gonzalo Elvira.
26.09.2019 - 29.09.2019
RocioSantaCruz participates in the 2019 edition of Swab Barcelona showing works by Mar Arza, Nicolás Combarro, Jean Denant, Julia Llerena and Sixe Paredes.
Photo London 2019
15.05.2019 - 19.05.2019
RocioSantaCruz participates in Photo London 2019 with a selection of vintage photographs by some members of the Foto Cine Clube Bandeirante (São Paulo, 1950): Palmira Puig-Giró (Tàrrega, 1912 – Barcelona, 1978), Marcel Giró (Badalona, 1913 – Mira-sol, 2011), Rubens Teixeira Scavone (Itatiba, 1925 – São Paulo, 2007) and German Lorca (São Paulo, 1922). Works by contemporary artist Nicolás Combarro (A Coruña, 1979) complete the proposal.
AIPAD New York 2019
04.04.2019 - 07.04.2019
RocioSantaCruz participates in AIPAD Photography Show New York with a selection of vintage photographs by some members of the Foto Cine Clube Bandeirante (São Paulo, 1950): Palmira Puig-Giró (Tàrrega, 1912 – Barcelona, 1978), Marcel Giró (Badalona, 1913 – Mira-sol, 2011) and Rubens Teixeira Scavone (Itatiba, 1925 – São Paulo, 2007). Contemporary photographs by Andrés Galeano (Mataró, 1980) and Sergio Vega (Buenos Aires, 1959) complete the display.
Aid for the promotion of Spanish contemporary art. AIPAD New York 2019 has been realized with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Government of Spain.
Drawing Now Paris 2019
28.03.2019 - 31.03.2019
RocioSantaCruz participates in the 13th edition of the Drawing Now Paris art fair with a selection of works by Mar Arza (Castellón de la Plana, Spain 1976), Gonzalo Elvira (Patagonia, Argentina 1971), Ana Garcia-Pineda (Sabadell, Spain 1982), and Ferran Garcia Sevilla (Palma de Mallorca, Spain 1949).
27.02.2019 - 03.03.2019
RocioSantaCruz participates in ARCOmadrid 2019 with a special presentation by Palmira Puig-Giró (Tàrrega, 1912 – Barcelona, 1978) and other members of the Foto Cine Clube Bandeirante (São Paulo, 1950s): Marcel Giró (Badalona, 1913 – Mira-sol, 2011), German Lorca (São Paulo, 1922) and Rubens Teixeira Scavone (Itatiba, 1925 – São Paulo, 2007). A selection of works by Jean Denant (Sète, 1979) and Sergio Vega (Buenos Aires, 1959), inspired by 1950’s Brazil, completes the display.
UNTITLED Miami Beach 2018
05.12.2018 - 09.12.2018
The RocioSantaCruz gallery is pleased to announce its participation in the 7th edition of UNTITLED Miami Beach with a selection of works by Mar Arza (Castellón de la Plana, Spain 1976), Andrés Galeano (Mataró, Spain 1980), Lluís Hortalà (Olot, Spain 1959), Julia Llerena (Seville, Spain 1985), Sergio Vega (Buenos Aires, Argentina 1959), and Pep Duran (Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain 1955), the latter also being featured in the Special Projects section with the installation Backlot Constructions (2018).
LOOP Fair 2018
20.11.2018 - 22.11.2018
The RocioSantaCruz gallery participates in the next edition of LOOP Fair, from November 20 to 22, 2018, presenting Sol rojo, latest project of Lois Patiño (Vigo, Spain 1983).
At the bottom of the sea a school of fish races around an inert object that bobs weightlessly with the action of the water. A red, liquid sun floats through the water.
Paris Photo 2018
08.11.2018 - 11.11.2018
RocioSantaCruz participates in Paris Photo 2018. Alongside photographs by two of the most prominent representatives of the Foto Cine Clube Bandeirante (São Paulo, 1950), Marcel Giró (Spain, 1913-2011) and German Lorca (Brazil, 1922), the gallery will present for the first time and in exclusivity, the photographic works of Palmira Puig-Giró (Spain, 1912-1978) and Rubens Teixeira Scavone (Brazil, 1925-2007). Additionally, a selection of works by Sergio Vega (Argentina, 1959) inspired by 1950’s Brazil will complete the proposal.
Aid for the promotion of Spanish contemporary art. Paris Photo 2018 has been realized with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Government of Spain.
27.09.2018 - 30.09.2018
RocioSantaCruz participates in the 2018 edition of Swab Barcelona showing works by Mar Arza, Andrés Galeano and Julia Llerena, winner of the MANGO Award to the Best Emerging Artist.
Photo London 2018
17.05.2018 - 20.05.2018
RocioSantaCruz participates at Photo London 2018 with vintage photographs by Marcel Giró (Badalona, Spain, 1913-2011) and German Lorca (São Paulo, Brazil, b. 1922) – members of Foto Cine Clube Bandeirante (São Paulo, 1950s), as well as with conceptual works by Ferran Garcia Sevilla (Palma de Mallorca, Spain, b. 1949) and a post-photographic project “Unknown Photographers” by Andrés Galeano (Mataró, Spain, b. 1980).
SP-Arte / 2018
11.04.2018 - 15.04.2018
21.02.2018 - 25.02.2018
RocioSantaCruz participates in the International contemporary art fair ARCOmadrid2018, which takes place from 21st to 25th February.
We are happy to welcoming you at our booth 7G03 where we present a set-up that resonates with the spirit of the gallery: the intergenerational dialogue and rereading of the avant-gardes of the second half of the 20th century in the framework of contemporary art.
This year our ARCO stand includes past and current work by Ferran Garcia Sevilla and Pep Duran, and the latest audiovisual production by Lois Patiño, as well as a selection of iconic photographers from the Escola Paulista of Brasil: Marcel Giró and German Lorca. As every year, works by our other artists are also presented.
UNTITLED Miami 2017
06.12.2017 - 10.12.2017
RocioSantaCruz participates at the Untitled Art Fair with the works by Mar Arza and Lluís Hortalà, with the series of photographies Sky Studies by Andrés Galeano, with a conceptual work by Ferran Garcia Sevilla and with a selection of photographies by Marcel Giró.
Paris Photo 2017
09.11.2017 - 12.11.2017
RocioSantaCruz participated at the Paris Photo 2017 with the conceptual work by Ferran Garcia Sevilla and a selection of vintage photographs by Marcel Giró.
LOOP Fair 2017
25.05.2017 - 26.05.2017
The gallery RocioSantaCruz participates in Loop Fair 2017 with the video El fuego de la visión of Marina Núñez
El fuego de la visión (The Fire of Vision) is a video installation composed of three pieces each just over a minute long. The three videos, titled just like the installation, are subtitled César, Luis and Rocío, respectively. They share not only the same intentionality, but also a similar structure that can be divided into two parts: the first shows how an eye emerges from inside greyish waves, the iris being light in colour, the black of the pupil emphasised; the eye seems to stare at us, unblinking yet agitated, upset —as can be perceived in its movements and the pupil’s contractions and dilations. The second part begins when a protuberance black as coal emerges and begins to morph into colours, forms, and even textures, abstractions which evoke something organic and undefined, completely removed from any element we might be capable of recognising in the real world.
Marina Núñez’s three videos are unsettling, not just due to the strangeness of the elements that spring up from the pupil, nor the sound that accompanies them, but because they bluntly bring us closer to the role that we grant to the gaze of the other. That gaze, the work’s main theme, not only receives this status because the protagonist is the eye —the organ whose responsibility it is to detect what surrounds us and deliver it to the brain— but also because it makes us think, it indicates to us that what makes those bizarre elements issue from within the pupil is the result and the product of what was seen beforehand: none other than we ourselves.
As some living thing lacking rest or end: that’s how the artist presents the eye that gazes at us, as well as the resulting vision from which “the fire” (a kind of unveiling of the observer’s interior) appears to emerge. El fuego de la visión acts as a metaphor that recalls the bewilderment and fear we feel as recipients of another’s look. It reminds us how when we confront that stare, our own phantoms and spectres surface, perhaps hidden in the deepest strata of our thoughts.
The language Marina Núñez uses by no means leaves us indifferent; it oscillates between the artificial and what we could label as organic. Playing with iconographic elements and forms that originate in science fiction, she manages to make us feel observed, as if the immobile eye were the objective of a camera that recorded us, and as if, with any movement, we could trigger acts of unforeseeable consequences.
Photo London 2017
18.05.2017 - 21.05.2017
RocioSantaCruz participates in Photo London 2017 with photographs of Jesús Madriñán, Lois Patiño, Lluís Hortalà, Miguel Trillo and Marcel Giró.
22.02.2017 - 26.03.2017
RocioSantaCruz participates in ARCOmadrid with a duo proposa, an artist related with the Escola Paulista in São Paulo on the 30s and 50s and another one from the conceptual art of Barcelona in the mid The 1960s to the late 1970s.
The revision of the very little known conceptual work of Ferran Garcia Sevilla (Palma de Mallorca, 1949) and the photographic work, unpublished in Spain, by the Brazilian Marcel Giró (Badalona, 1913).
UNTITLED Miami 2016
30.11.2016 - 04.12.2016
29.09.2016 - 02.10.2016
RocioSantaCruz atended the ninth edition of Swab Barcelona with the works of the artists Mar Arza, Ana Garcia-Pineda and Ignasi Rosés.
23.09.2016 - 25.09.2016
RocioSantaCruz attended the UNSEEN photo fair & festival held in Amsterdam from september 23rd untill the 25th with the works of Jesús Madriñán, Lois Patiño, Lluís Hortalà & Miguel Trillo.
29.07.2016 - 03.08.2016
RocioSantaCruz attended the last edition of ArtMarbella which was held from the 29th of july untill the 3rd of august with the works of Pep Duran, Lluís Hortalà, Jordi Teixidor, Ignasi Rosés, Mayte Vieta, Mar Arza y Martin Parr.
12.11.2015 - 15.11.2015
RocioSantaCruz took part in the last edition of Paris Photo, one of the sector’s leading fairs. Only two Spanish galleries were represented at the fair. The 20th edition was cancelled two days into its celebration because of the tragic events occurred on 13th November. The Parisian galleries that took part in Paris Photo exhibit again the works presented at their booths so the public can have the chance to see them.
01.10.2015 - 04.10.2015
RocioSantaCruz participated in the last, eighth edition of Swab Barcelona.