Art Bogota 2014
artBO, International Art Fair of Bogota, is the meeting point par excellence for the art market in Latin America.
Each year, artBO summons national and international galleries, carefully selected to achieve a show of the highest quality, where both a specialized audience and the general public can enjoy and buy artworks.
Along with the commercial aspect of the fair, artBO offers a varied cultural and academic program which seeks to facilitate access to and create new audiences for art.
In its four days, the fair brings together curators, artists, collectors, art aficionados and the general public, gathered around a commercial networking and cultural exchange platform. This makes artBO a platform for the promotion of art, creativity, networking and art appreciation both in the national and international market.
For nine editions artBO has been a space for promoting and internationalizing the work of Colombian galleries, artists, curators and institutions, and a catalyst for the dynamism and strength that the national art scene has gained, which has positioned Colombia as one of the most attractive and interesting countries for the global art market.
Main: Each year, galleries from a variety of countries participate at the fair. These galleries are selected by the Selection Committee considering their trajectory and the quality of their proposal for the fair.
Projects: Projects by recognized contemporary artists, represented commercially by a gallery, selected and invited by a curator.
Forum: A space for learning and discussing topics related to contemporary art.
Artecamara: This sector showcases the work of young Colombian artists, selected by a curator through a national and public call for applications. The goal of this sector is to promote, professionalize and internationalize the work of promising young artists.
ArticulArte: A space created to sensitize and bring children, teenagers, young adults and the general public closer to art through didactic and recreational activities.
Institutions, book publishers and cultural publications: Each year different national and international art and culture entities participate in artBO to promote their art related work.
Our organizers: Bogota Chamber of Commerce
For several years, with the aim of promoting the competitiveness of the city, the Bogota Chamber of Commerce (BCC) identified the cultural and creative industries as one of the strategic sectors with the biggest potential for the economic and social development of Colombia. Thus, BCC created a platform to promote and position Bogota as a destination for culture and investment, to generate dynamism and strengthen the national fine arts scene and contribute to create commercial networking within it, promote its offer, and foster an inclusive place for cultural exchange for the general public.
artBO, International Art Fair of Bogota, is one of those platforms that not only fulfills a commercial goal, but also, promotes the talent and creativity of the national artistic scene, the professionalization of the different agents related to the arts sector and the promotion and creation of audiences for the fields of art and culture. Consequently, with the support of the public and private sectors, artBO has consolidated itself as the major showcase for visual arts in Colombia and an important one for Latin America.