Upcoming Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibitions Upcoming Exhibitions

Discover all the exhibitions to be held in coming months at our Madrid and Barcelona exhibition halls. Photography, painting, sculpture, drawing... come and surprise yourself, make plans.

You have an essential date with art over the coming months, don't miss anything!

Berenice Abbott Berenice Abbott

Berenice Abbott
[Self Portrait – Distortion], ca. 1930
Courtesy of the Howard Greenberg Gallery
© Getty Images/Berenice Abbott

Berenice Abbott

Fundación MAPFRE Recoletos Exhibition Hall (Madrid)

Curator: Estrella de Diego


Berenice Abbott is one of the first photographers to have effectively portrayed the transformation of New York in the mid-1950s, a period in which the city became the symbol of a new way of understanding urban architecture and the epitome of the modern society. A successor to the documentary tradition of Eugène Atget, whom she helped promote, Abbott portrayed numerous personalities on the intellectual scene during her stay in Paris; within only a few years she had become a leading figure among European photographers and an important link between the avant-garde of the old continent and the growing artistic scene of the east coast of the United States. The exhibition also presents part of Abbott's work dedicated to scientific photography, a sample of a more experimental air within her later work.

Richard Learoyd Richard Learoyd

Richard Learoyd
Swan [Cisne], 2013
© Richard Learoyd, courtesy of the artist and Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

Richard Learoyd

Fundación MAPFRE Garriga Nogués Exhibition Hall (Barcelona)

Curator: Sandra Phillips


Richard Learoyd (Nelson, United Kingdom, 1966) is one of the most well-known contemporary photographers working today. His work, a dialogue with both painting and early photography, plants its roots firmly in the past in terms of subject matter and technique. The themes reflect the classic genres of traditional painting: portraits, landscapes and still lifes. And the technique involves making positive prints inside the camera, an artisanal process enhanced by a camera obscura that the artist built himself.

There is no negative for the color photographs, so each one is a unique copy. Even if the photographer takes the picture again, it will never be exactly the same.

The exhibition, which covers the last ten years of his work, is organized by Fundación MAPFRE and includes 51 works from important public and private collections and the photographer's own studio. The show also includes a landscape taken in Spain commissioned by Fundación MAPFRE and that has been added to the MAPFRE photography collection, which now has two works by the artist.