10 years of emerging art in Madrid

In February 2019 JUSTMAD celebrates its tenth anniversary. For this extra special edition, JUSTMAD turns up in style at the Palacio de Neptuno, just beside the square of the same name and right in the heart of the art district of Madrid. With more than 50 galleries and a strong and renewed commitment to young art, we will celebrate these ten years with our collectors, gallery owners, artists and, in a nutshell, all the professionals who have accompanied us during this time.

Many things have happened over the last ten years, and we’ve been on the frontline, along with the entire artistic sector, during the most severe crisis of our era. In spite of these difficulties this fair, born to support young art and the boldest new ideas, has survived and become established as the principal fair dedicated to discoveries and the cutting edge of art in Spain.

In all this time the fair has proven to be an effective locator of new values and projects, discovering and helping people discover a great number of artists and galleries that are currently carrying out international activities of great significance. That is the case with the likes of Galería Vermelho (Sao Paulo), Nuno Centeno (Oporto), Sabrina Amrani (Madrid), Kubikgallery (Oporto), Espai Tactel (Valencia), José Robles (now Ponce+Robles, Madrid), Catherine Bastide (Bruselas), Zinc (Munich-Berlin) and Espacio Valverde, among others.

JUSTMAD is the fair in which to begin to collect and to get close to the most contemporary art with confidence, in which to discover quality and judgement from the beginning, and in which to get acquainted with the most interesting work in emerging art each year.

From the beginning, acknowledged curators such as Virginia Torrente, Martí Manen, Ana Luiza Teixeira and Guillermo Espinosa have directed the fair, and artists and both national and international curators such as Tim Goossens, Ángel Calvo Ulloa and Asier Mendizabal, among others, have participated in the different editions of JustMad.

Throughout this time, at JUSTMAD we have promoted young creation through our ART FAIRS award, on whose jury we have counted on the participation of Secundino Hernández, Carlos Garaicoa, Ana Laura Aláez, Los Carpinteros, Joan Morey, Daniel Canogar and Miki Leal among others, awarded to artists who have subsequently developed a consolidated career such as Nicolás Robbio, Amélie Bouvier and Anna Kunz.

Another established award in our fair is the Premio Fundación Pilar Citoler for the young collector, which has been awarded over the last four years and attempts to promote collecting among the new generations of art lovers. Basola Vallés, Esther and Teresa Belmonte Lapuente, Carlos Lucas and Fuensanta Casanova have been the award winners during this time. Each young collector receives a sum of money which must be used before the end of the fair to acquire a piece they desire from any of the participating galleries.

The Fundación ENAIRE Award took place in the 9th edition, enabling four photographers from the fair to fulfil a residency at Felipa Manuela and carry out a photographic project to be exhibited subsequently at the Instituto Cervantes de Madrid.

Other awards that have taken place in some of the previous editions of the fair are: the Fundación Konecta Social Architecture Award, the Mustang Art Gallery MAG Award, the Award for Encouraging Art (which in 2016 returned to the DKV collection), and the Museo ABC Drawing Award, among others.

On this occasion, JustResidence, the artistic residencies of JUSTMAD, implemented by Andrea Pacheco in 2014, will be overseen by Eugenio Ampudia, currently exhibiting at Alcalá 31. Before him there have been artistic tutors such as Asier Mendizabal (Art and Patronage Award 2017) and Carlos Garaicoa.

Since its beginning in 2010, JUSTMAD has continued to consolidate its position in the national and international panorama, edition after edition, becoming the fair of reference for young and emerging art in Spain, with more than 20,000 visitors each year and being the most suitable fair in which to commence in the collecting of art.

JUSTMAD opens its doors in February; we look forward to raising a glass with you to another ten years of emerging art.

Prizes in JUSTMAD

2019 prizes

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As on previous occasions, during the fair will fail and deliver different prizes that value the quality of participating artists and that go to swell important collections. ACQUISITION AWARDS Awards from different collections like Collection Room Mate, Collection Oliva Arauna, Collection Rucandio or the collection TMF offer to the fair important prizes with different economic…

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Pilar Citoler Foundation to the new collector award

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Since ancient editions, the foundation Pilar Citoler considers JUSTMAD the best space to give an award of 1 800€ for the ‘’Most valuable’’ young art collector. The jury selects a collector that has bought a piece of art and with the price’s money of the award, the winner will be able to buy another piece…

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On Tuesday, February 20th, the Fundación ENAIRE Residency Award was failed at JustMAD, which awarded a scholarship to three artists who exhibit their work at the ninth edition of the fair, whose sphere of creation is photography. The winners were Ana Linhares, from Kubik gallery, Gema Rupérez, from A del Arte gallery and Javier Viver,…

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Just Residence

Since 2014 JUSTMAD celebrates its artistic residences. This project looks to encourage young or emerging creators giving them a scholarship to work on their art in order to exhibit it at the fair.

Just Residence Madrid
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JUSTMAD 10th anniversary comes back with his Art Residence program. During this sixth edition, Eugenio Ampudia will be curating and selecting the artists. This year the honored artists selected will be focusing in digital art, technology, audiovisual means and other modern methods that will be very present during all the art fair. The residences will…

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Just Residence in Genalguacil
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JustResidence 2018 took place in Genalguacil (Málaga). All the galleries participating in the fair presented their artist’s work. The selected artists (Reis Baptista and Ana Linhares from Portugal and Azahara Cerezo and Eloy Arribas from Spain) enjoyed this residence in Málaga during a month where they worked together and individually in their artistic projects to…

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ArtFairs Prize

ArtFairs it’s a well-known art fair promoter and coordinator. Among others we can find reputed events such as JUSTMAD, SUMA, Contemporary or JustLX. The main purpose of this award is to motivate, encourage and create opportunities for the emerging artist of all around the world and help them grow in their disciplines and professionalize their work. The jury is always composed by prestigious artists, this bring an extra value to the final verdict, this is the singularity or identity trait of ArtFairs’ award.

Winners of past editions

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