The gallery selection committee of the JustMad9 edition will meet next Tuesday 12.
The committee is formed by art collectors Pilar Citoler, one of the great Spanish patrons of contemporary art; Oliva Arauna, belonging to the generation of the great Spanish gallerists; Guillermo Rozenblum, Argentine patron director of the Rozenblum Foundation; Norberto Dotor, one of the gallerists of reference of Madrid thanks to his project, the Gallery Fúcares; and Basola Vallés, art collector and executive committed to the acquisition of works by emerging artists. It also includes the Madrid gallery Herrero de Tejada, the Parisian Loo & Lou Gallery and SCAN, the platform for the dissemination of contemporary Spanish and Latin American art.

JustResidence will take place this year in Genalguacil (Malaga). The selected galleries will be able to present the candidacies of any of their represented artists, who in addition to enjoying a month of residence in this locality, will present the results of the residence in a stand dedicated to it during the fair.

Semiramis González and Daniel Silvo, artistic directors of JustMad 9

Semiramis González and Daniel Silvo, artistic directors of JustMad 9 JustMad 9 will open, from June 15 to July 31, its deadline for gallery participation, counting for 2018 with the new artistic direction of Semiramis González and Daniel Silvo. Silvo, artist and curator, has carried out projects halfway between artistic production and curatorial work at the CAAC (Seville), Tabacalera. Art Promotion Area (Madrid), Lugar a Dudas (Cali, Colombia) or Impakt Works (Utrecht, Netherlands) and currently directs Atelier Solar. Semiramis, for her part, is an independent curator and has developed projects at LABoral Art Center (Gijón), Es Baluard (Palma de Mallorca) or the Alcobendas Art Center. He has curated exhibitions of emerging artists in art galleries and independent spaces.


The focus will be on the concept of Encounter between Europe and Latin America, giving space to the galleries showing the new ways of doing both sides of the Atlantic. Thanks to the new management team, a selection committee is recovered which is formed, on this occasion, by European and Latin American galleries and collectors. The new concept of the fair will be articulated in several sections:

  • General program.
  • Context: Two curators will favor the coexistence of European galleries with Latin Americans in a common dialogue and a joint space.
  • Brand New: Curated section for newly established galleries with innovative and risky projects that come into contact with the art market and fairs thanks to JustMad.
  • Solo Project: Galleries will have the opportunity to show the work of a single artist in a project designed to be shown in a stand Solo project.

JustResidence in Genalguacil

For the fifth consecutive year it is performed again the Residence for Artists of JustMad, being able to participate all those artists represented by the galleries that attend this edition of the fair. The tutor of this edition of JustResidence will be the artist Asier Mendizábal (Ordizia, 1973), participant in the 31st São Paulo Biennial, the Biennial of Limerick, the 54th Venice Biennale or the Bucharest Biennial, and present at Exhibitions held at the MNCARS, San Telmo Museum of San Sebastián, MACBA, Ateliers (Amsterdam), or Casa del Alabado Museum (Quito). The place chosen this year is Genalguacil, a town in Malaga well known by its biannual meetings on contemporary creation. The presence of Spanish, European and Ibero-American artists will be encouraged. This meeting will serve as a working and experimentation place.

Talks, meetings and education

The fair will be complemented by a program of talks and debates around the general theme, inviting curators, artists and cultural agents to this discussion space that will be JustMad 9. These meetings will take place not only during the fair, but also over the previous months, making them a preparation and training open to the public doing of JustMad 9 a complete experience. Education, therefore, will be a key issue at the fair, as we will invite to participate in these talks to professionals and spaces involved in concepts such as mediation with citizenship, non-regulated training, learning of artistic practice or shared knoledge. The way to understand these concepts from Latin America and Europe is quite disparate, and this place will serve as a platform for debate for both ways of raising this problem.