8 Emerging Art Galleries You Need To Visit In Barcelona

Courtesy of Fabra i Coats Gallery
Courtesy of Fabra i Coats Gallery
Clàudia Abela

Barcelona is world-famous for its artistic heritage: Gaudí, Picasso, Miró, to name a few. But what about the artists of today? Those who nobody knows of just yet, but may be the future masters of tomorrow? Here, Culture Trip select eight of the best galleries in Barcelona to discover up-and-coming artists.

1. Blue Project Foundation

Blue Project Foundation ©Blue Project Foundation
©Blue Project Foundation

The Blue Project Foundation is a multidisciplinary art venue where all who enter its doors are invited to reflect upon contemporary art in an open and respectful manner. It’s also a place of creation thanks to the residency program that enables young artists to develop and grow with the support of the foundation. And did we mention that it’s home to one of the most popular vegan cafés in town?

Blue Project Foundation, Princesa, 57, Barcelona, Spain, +34 931 824 371

Blue Project Foundation | Courtesy of Blue Project Foundation

2. Fabra i Coats

Art Gallery

Fabra i Coats
©Pep Herrero
The best word to describe this art center is probably ‘hybridity’. In Fabra i Coats, you will discover the endless world of possibilities that stem from the blending of visual arts, performing arts and multimedia creations. This inter-disciplinary space is not just an art gallery; it’s a self-described ‘Art Factory’ too – a place dedicated to artistic creation, a place of meeting and exchange, and a fertile ground for innovators of all kinds.

3. Project SD

Art Gallery

Galería de Arte ProjecteSD, Barcelona
© Roberto Ruiz
A wonderfully understated art gallery, Project SD is best known for its innovative program, whereby it seeks to establish relationships between young, up-and-coming artists and artists who are already more established. The idea is that by establishing a dialogue between emergent and renowned artists, they hope to foster discussion and the creation of innovative new art forms. Project SD also aims to work with artists’ books and is home to a growing collection of these editions, especially those of artists with whom they have collaborated.

5. Valid Foto Bcn Gallery

Valid Foto Bcn Gallery

Valid Foto Bcn Gallery is all about photography, exhibiting the work of international and national contemporary photographers. In an era where there has never been so many photos taken in the world, this gallery offers a space to reflect on the beauty of images. The gallery strives to promote the work of new artists and participates in a number of local and international art fairs.

Valid Foto Bcn Gallery, Buenaventura Muñoz, 6, Barcelona, Spain, +34 934 869 806

6. Victor Lope Arte Contemporaneo

Victor Lope Arte Contemporáneo ©Galería Victor Lope Arte Contemporáneo
©Galería Victor Lope Arte Contemporáneo

Victor Lope Arte Contemporaneo

Located in the heart of the Eixample neighborhood, Victor Lope’s gallery displays work by some of the most trending contemporary artists in Barcelona, both emergent and established. Another great multidisciplinary space, it pays special attention to sculpture, painting and photography.

Victor Lope Arte Contemporaneo, Aribau, 75, Barcelona, Spain, +34 936 675 559

Victor Lope Arte Contemporáneo | Courtesy of Galería Victor Lope Arte Contemporáneo

7. Àngels Barcelona

Art Gallery, Museum

Àngels Barcelona is one of Barcelona’s better-known galleries and is conveniently located near the MACBA (Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona). The gallery offers a critical insight into the function and nature of contemporary art in today’s society, inviting viewers to reflect upon the role of the artist in relation to the world.

8. Balaguer Gallery

Balaguer Gallery [Balaguer Gallery]

Balaguer Gallery

A self-named ‘springboard gallery’, the Balaguer Gallery‘s entire raison d’être is the promotion of emerging artists on the contemporary art scene. Open to all types of artistic expression, this inter-disciplinary space exhibits a wide range of art forms and styles, including painting, drawing, sculpture, performance and video art.

Balaguer Gallery, Roger de Flor, 5, Barcelona, Spain, +34 934 874 199

Balaguer Gallery | Courtesy of Balaguer Gallery

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