15. June – 18. June 2006

balelatina contemporary art fair - 2006

Contemporary art fair expands the cultural experience

this summer at Basel, Switzerland


bâlelatina 2006 is set to launch it's inaugural year on June 14th

at ‘Brasilea’ Kulturhaus. bâlelatina is a curated contemporary

art fair showcasing international galleries exhibiting artists,

who for the most part, will preview for the first time in the

European art market. bâlelatina’s intention is to expand the

views and definitions associated with Latin art by creating

a platform leading from the regional to the global. bâlelatina

promises a notable event during the annual meeting place of

the art world, Basel Switzerland.


Twenty eight international galleries have been confirmed for

bâlelatina including Alejandra Von Hartz, Miami; Andersen_S,

Copenhagen; Casas Riegner, Bogota, Daniel Abate, Buenos Aires;

Diana Lowenstein, Miami; Durban-Segnini, Miami;

Espacio Distrito Cuatro, Madrid; Fucares, Madrid; Garash,

Mexico D.F., Henrique Faria, NY; Juan Ruiz Galeria, Maracaibo,

Venezuela; Kevin Bruk, Miami; La Estacion, Chihuahua, Mexico,

latincollector, NY; Leon Tovar Projects, NY; Marilia Razuk,

Sao Paulo; Nara Roesler, Sao Paulo; nina menocal, Mexico D.F.;

Prometeogallery, Milan; Travesia Cuatro, Madrid; T20,

Murcia, Spain; Sicardi, Houston.

The Videobox program will present videos by galleries such as

Alcuadrado (Bogota) with Maria Teresa Hincapie, Arteconsult (Panama)

with Brooke Alfaro, Cu4rto Nivel (Bogota) with Alberto Baraya,

Douz and Mille (Washington DC) with Carolina Sardi, Magdalena Fernandez,

Hardcore (Miami) with Nela Ochoa, Nestor Prieto & Juan Maristany,

Nara Roesler (Sao Pualo) with Brigida Baltar, nina menocal (Mexico City)

with Gustavo Artigas, Gonzalo Lebrija, and Oscar Cueto,

Prometeogallery (Milan) with Anibal Lopez, Valenzuela y Klenner (Bogota)

with Jose Alejandro Restrepo, Victor Escobar, Beltran Obregon, Wilson Diaz,

T20 (Murcia, Spain) with Kauro Katayama and Sicardi (Houston)

with Oscar Muñoz.


bâlelatina will feature special projects by artists Alvaro Verduzco, Mexico,

Anibal Catalan, Mexico; Maurycy Gomulicky, Poland/Mexico; Ramses Larzabal,

Venezuela; and Tomas Saraceno, Argentina. ‘La Terraza’, designed by

Luispons d-lab at the Brasilea rooftop overlooking the Rhine, will serve

as an ideal setting for collectors, press, and fair participants to interact,

relax, and enjoy.


bâlelatina is proud to announce support from 'Amigos de bâlelatina’,

comprised of some of the most distinguished members of the art community.

A catalogue will be available highlighting the participating galleries and artists.

Directly located on the banks of the Rhine, bâlelatina, in conjunction

with Volta Show, will provide transportation by ferry from Liste and by shuttle

from Art Basel to facilitate accessibility and easy circulation.

bâlelatina is a seminal event showcasing contemporary Latin artists as a supplemental

event to the already existing vibrant cultural mecca of the art world.