arteBA is a nonprofit foundation that works on the development and promotion of the art system. In order to achieve its goals, the foundation offers different academic programs of activities targeted to the local population, and annually organizes arteBA Contemporary Art Fair, one of the major cultural events among Latin America’s leading fairs. It is one of the leading contemporary art fairs of the region promoting Argentine and Latin American art, its goal is to continue its positioning in the world market.

 In 2017, the Performance Biennale and ArtexArte Fundación Alfonso y Luz Castillo will co-produce a Performance Box to be featured at arteBA.

ArtexArte Fundación Alfonso y Luz Castillo

Specialized in photography, video and new media, it offers three-month theme-based exhibits that feature the presence of prestigious curators to develop projects, invited by Luz Castillo, its General Director, and Eduardo Médici, its Artistic Director. This goes along with the publication of a catalogue and an intensive educational program.
The foundation carries out academic activities developed by prominent local and international personalities, such as the Colloquiums given by renowned specialist François Soulages in Buenos Aires.
It also publishes books by celebrated authors and organizes the Arte x Arte Photography Prize, one of the most anticipated in the field.

ArtexArte Fundación Alfonso y Luz Castillo and Bienal de Performance, will coproduce a Performance Box to be featured at arteBA

Bienal de Arte Joven

This platform promotes young art in Buenos Aires. It takes shape in different ways, such as the production of the piece, residencies and academic activities.

The Bienal de Arte Joven, together with the Centro Cultural Recoleta and BP.17, will showcase Antihomenaje Dadá (101 years of Cabaret Voltaire), conceived and curated by Emilio García Wehbi and Ricardo Ibarlucía.

Caras y Caretas

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Centro Cultural Paco Urondo

As part of the School of Philosophy and Literature of the UBA (Universidad de Buenos Aires), the space brings together emerging artistic and cultural experiences that are in permanent dialogue and transformation, and promotes different academic activities that coexist with aesthetic manifestations.

This venue has been chosen for Albertina Carri’s performance within the framework of BP.17.

Centro Cultural Recoleta

A mix of radar, creative laboratory and meeting point, the Recoleta is a multidisciplinary space that has recorded and promoted cultural movements in Argentina and the world for more than 30 years. A stimulating dimension that combines visual arts, music, dance, theater, literature, cinema, urban culture and design.

The Centro Cultural Recoleta, together with the Bienal de Arte Joven and BP.17, will showcase Antihomenaje Dadá (101 years of Cabaret Voltaire), conceived and curated by Emilio García Wehbi and Ricardo Ibarlucía. It is also the chosen venue for the performances by Santiago Sierra and Christian Falsnaes.


cheLA is a space designed for research, experimentation and creation, where artistic and technological possibilities come together with new cultural and social perspectives. In a majestic 16,500 sq. ft. building in Parque Patricios, it promotes an atmosphere of collaboration, exchange and interaction between artists, technicians, social workers and multiple sectors of the community.
Multidisciplinary research projects benefit from its facilities, human resources and equipment, to help them generate new knowledge and provide them with new opportunities of collective expression.
It also develops an extensive program of research residencies, offering workshops as well as housing.

With the support of cheLA, Julián Galay will be presenting his performative installation.

Colección de Arte Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat

It is a private collection open to the public. Besides exhibiting Argentine works of art from the 19th century to the present, the Collection also includes pieces by artists of different styles, periods, and from different countries; as well as objects from ancient Egypt, and ancient Greece.

The Colección de Arte Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat, along with the Centro Cultural Coreano presents the performance by Geumhyung Jeong.

Departamento de Arte de la Universidad Torcuato Di Tella

The department focuses on reviving the tradition of experimentation and insight of visual arts that flourished in the 60s at the mythical Instituto Di Tella. The projects aim at studying contemporary art through teaching, research and experimental artistic production. Together with prestigious academics and artists, their goal is to transform artistic culture by committing to an education that is able to rethink art and its role in contemporary society.

El Departamento de Arte de la Universidad Torquato Di Tella produces Dudu Quintanilha. It is also the venue chosen for Santiago Sierra’s meeting with the audience.

El Cultural San Martín

Of a plural, multicultural, mystical atmosphere, and an innovative, avant-garde imprint, the Cultural San Martín offers itself as a space where projects can not only be exhibited but also conceived; promoting the work of new creators.
This is the hub for emerging communities on the crossover of arts, technology and contemporary debates.

The Cultural San Martín will showcase a performance by artist Lola Arias.

Fundación Medifé

This organization seeks to promote, foster and build actions aimed at making a positive contribution in the comprehensive development of the community, based on its experience in the medical field. In this sense, they develop their activity around three pillars: Health and the Environment, Culture and Education, and Contemporary Thinking.

Fundación Medifé will showcase a performance by Mariana Bellotto.

Fundación Proa

With a yearly program of temporary exhibitions, seminars, courses, lectures, and concerts, since its inception Fundación Proa (Proa Foundation) has been an unmissable point of reference for the arts in the City of Buenos Aires.

Fundación Proa presents the performance by Grupo Etcétera and the artist Magy Ganiko

Galería Barro

BARRO is a gallery that showcases contemporary art and offers itself as an open cultural space that presents a wide array of activities associated with art production and circulation. It features an important group of Argentine artists with a relevant local and international career. The choice of a large-scale space in the Art District (La Boca, Buenos Aires) aims at giving a prominent position to more contemporary work formats.

Galería Barro will showcase the work of artist Amalia Ullman.

Galería Ruth Benzacar

Founded in 1965, the gallery has a strong commitment towards contemporary art, with special emphasis on spreading the work of local artists.

Galería Ruth Benzacar will showcase a performance by Carlos Huffmann.

MACBA (Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires)

The Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires (MACBA) opened in September 2012. Five years after its foundation, MACBA-Fundación Aldo Rubino is embracing a new challenge, which involves considering abstraction as a language that contemporary artists are revisiting for research purposes and as a topic that has a role to play in the social arena.
With the goal of expanding its objectives, MACBA is promoting outreach activities targeted on building audiences endowed with critical thinking, so as to encourage an insightful curatorial culture that enables reflecting upon the visual productions that the museum is involved in.

The Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires will be staging a performance by Laura Códega, Graciela Hasper and Paula Massarutti.

MALBA (Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires)

It is a nonprofit private institution that preserves and exhibits a heritage of over 600 works of art by chief modern and contemporary artists from Latin America. It combines a dynamic calendar of temporary exhibits with the permanent exhibition of the museum’s collection. Concurrently, it operates as a plural space for educational and cultural activities.

The MALBA (Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires), with the support of Ministerio de Cultura de la Nación, presents the artist Gastón Pérsico.
Along with BP.17, and with the support of Goethe Institut Buenos Aires, presents the artist Julian Rosefeldt.

MNBA (Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de Buenos Aires)

Home to the most important art collection of Latin America, the mission of the Museum is to participate in the planning, programming, and execution of actions towards the guardianship, enlargement and management of the artistic heritage under its protection; and to contribute to the public’s cultural enrichment and advancement of their appreciation of the art.

The MNBA (Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes) presents works by the artist William Kentridge. And, along with Pro Helvetia, they present a performance by the artist Yann Marussich.

Parque de la Memoria. Monumento a las Víctimas del Terrorismo de Estado

Parque de la Memoria offers itself as a place for remembrance. It combines the soundness of a monument with the names of the desaparecidos (forced disappearances) inscribed on it, with the critical capability that contemporary art generates, and direct view to the River Plate.

The Parque de la Memoria will showcase a performance by the artist Liliana Porter.

Secretaría de Cultura – Vicente López

Integra el mapa cultural de la región metropolitana con una  diversidad de proyectos y actividades de gran calidad y de carácter innovador. Su compromiso con el desarrollo de la cultura, el trabajo en red y la activa partición ciudadana a través de sus programas en el campo del cine, el teatro, las artes visuales y la literatura la convierte en referente y sus propuestas culturales son tomadas como modelo a replicar en otras ciudades del país.

La Secretaría de Cultura – Vicente López, presenta la performance de los artistas Luciana Acuña y Luis Biasotto en Quinta Trabucco

Teatro del Bicentenario (San Juan)

The province of San Juan features splendid places to host projects related to cultural growth, insight development, promotion of ideas and the arts. The Teatro del Bicentenario is one of them, and as an avant-garde center it seeks to be a meeting point for artistic expressions and educational experiences for the entire community.
The mission of this organization is to become the engine and a cultural point of reference for the region, given its high-quality program and the integration capacity of its cultural activities.

The Teatro del Bicentenario, with Pro Helvetia, will showcase a performance by artist Yann Marussich.

UBA (Universidad de Buenos Aires) / Facultad de Filosofía y Letras

Founded in 1821, the Universidad de Buenos Aires is a public, free and lay institution offering graduate and postgraduate programs in each of its thirteen schools.
The School of Philosophy and Literature of the Universidad de Buenos Aires will be part of BP.17 offering seminars and workshops given by highly prestigious professors, researchers and artists.

Programs will feature Coco Fusco; the Anthropology of the Body and Performance team; and the Performing Arts Research team.

UNA (Universidad Nacional de las Artes)

Founded in 1996 as Instituto Universitario Nacional del Arte (IUNA), the National University of the Arts (UNA) is the first institution of higher education in Latin America specifically devoted to arts training, research, extension programs, and creation. With its undergraduate and graduate courses, its research and extension projects, and its artistic productions, the UNA is intended as a space of convergence for reflection and action inherent to contemporary art.
With this mission, the UNA actively participates of this Biennale within the framework of a policy of promotion and development of the university system, and of a process that seeks to change the conception of arts education within the Argentine education system.

Participating of this year’s Biennale are Olivier de Sagazán, Eleonora Fabiao, Coco Fusco, Didier Morelli, José Alejandro Restrepo and Marcela A. Fuentes.


Urquiza is a small art gallery/bookstore located in Pasaje Giuffra, in the Buenos Aires quarter of San Telmo. It opened in May 2016 with a modest tribute to Argentinean artist Edgardo Antonio Vigo. As a bookstore, Urquiza focuses on visual art publications: artist’s books, books on art theory, exhibition catalogs published by art galleries, cultural institutions or independent publishing houses, and rarities of all sorts. As an art gallery, it promotes exhibitions by artists belonging to diverse disciplines, with a focus on graphic art. The facilities are also used as a venue for workshops, discussions, and book presentations.

Urquiza will be staging a performance by Agustina Muñoz and Bárbara Hang.

International Organizations

Canada Council of the Arts

Canada’s public arts funder. They champion and invest in artistic excellence through grants, services, prizes and payments to Canadian artists and arts organizations.

Canada Council of the Arts accompanies Didier Morelli, within the framework of BP.17

Centro Cultural Coreano

The Korean Cultural Center in Argentina opened its first local office in Buenos Aires in 2006, with the goal of sharing information on Korea with Argentina through different events on Korean culture, history and art.
It plans to implement dynamic projects on Korean issues, to achieve a cultural exchange between both countries by offering high-quality content.

The Centro Cultural Coreano, with the Colección de Arte Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat, will showcase a performance by artist Geumhyung Jeong.

Centro Cultural de España en Buenos Aires

Since 1998, this space has been used for cultural exchange by renowned Ibero-American creators. Currently, the CCEBA and the Cultural Office of the Spanish Embassy provide support for the development of projects that promote cultural actions as a tool to ensure wellbeing and social dignity, democratic governability and human rights, gender equality, environmental sustainability and the respect for diversity. Its different programs include educational activities, presentations, spaces for debate and publications devoted to the arts, cultural management, communication, scientific dissemination, and new technologies.

The Centro Cultural de España will showcase Santiago Sierra’s presentation at BP.17

Danish Arts Foundation

On January 1st 2014 the Danish Arts Council and the Danish Arts Foundation merged to form one new body, to be known as the Danish Arts Foundation.
The prime aim of the new Danish Arts Foundation is to promote the arts in Denmark and Danish art abroad.  The new Danish Arts Foundation consists of twelve specialist committees and a coordinating board of directors.

Danish Arts Foundation supports the Danish artist Christian Falsnaes.

Embajada de Colombia

The Colombian Embassy in Argentina will accompany the presentation of José Alejandro Restrepo at BP.17

Goethe-Institut Buenos Aires

It is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach. We promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation. Also it seeks to convey a comprehensive image of Germany by providing information about cultural, social and political life in our nation. Its cultural and educational programs encourage intercultural dialogue and enable access to cultural events which, in turn, strengthen the development of structures in civil society and foster worldwide mobility.

Goethe-Institut Buenos Aires presents the artist Julian Rosefeldt.

Institut Français d’ Argentine – Embajada de Francia

The aim of the Institute is to disseminate French contemporary creations by promoting the presence of artists in the long term. It also seeks to generate a cooperation network by kickstarting coproductions, training programs, residencies and knowledge exchange. Every year, in dialogue with Argentine institutions, both public and private, national or municipal; or in collaboration with the main festivals of Buenos Aires and other cities in the country, the Institut français d’Argentine creates a rich program featuring the most renowned artists from emerging cities, supporting innovative proposals and high-budget operations alike. Exhibits, shows, conferences and concerts, workshops and master classes are offered to an ever growing audience in constant development, with privileged access to French culture in all of its diversity.

Institut Français d’ Argentine – French Embassy will accompany French artist Olivier de Sagazan within the framework of BP.17

Pro Helvetia

The Swiss cultural foundation Pro Helvetia supports Swiss art and culture and enables its dissemination. With offices throughout the world, the institution develops initiatives to promote new cultural productions.

Pro Helvetia, the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and the Teatro del Bicentenario (San Juan) will showcase a performance by artist Yann Marussich.