Well-established in 1877, Sala Parés is the first art gallery founded in Spain.

It has three different spaces in a single building located at heart of the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona, where the work of the 35 contemporary artists with whom the gallery works is exhibited. The Gallery usually holds individual exhibitions of its resident artists in three separate display spaces. Guests artists and curators are invited to show their respective creations and selections in these spaces as well. It also has a space dedicated exclusively to graphic art.
As for painting, it has both authors who work from contemporary figuration and realism, as well as others who express themselves in abstraction. There are also some artists from the gallery that focus on sculpture, photography and video art, as well as others who formulate their proposals from hybrid approaches with the intersection of various techniques and disciplines.

Sala Parés is located in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, at its founding address, where it has been offering generous open exhibition space ever since 1877. Throughout its history, the Gallery has exhibited some of the most important artists in Catalan and Spanish history.

Most artists who had a historic relationship with Sala Parés are represented in its Private Collection. Their work is occasionally exhibited in displays devoted to 19th and 20th century masters, which are held annually.

Sala Parés organises extraordinary curated exhibitions on specific episodes in the history of Catalan art and on its most renowned historical artists. These exhibitions are part of the “Heritage” concept, initiated by the gallery following the celebration of its 140th anniversary (2017), and aim to give visibility to and reclaim the work of creators who have been unjustly forgotten, as well as to investigate and illustrate relevant episodes in the gallery’s history.

Sala Parés collaborates with museums, cultural institutions, universities, foundations and other international and foreign art galleries.

The gallery also organises concerts, guided tours and various cultural activities.

Carmen Alvar, Dominika Berger, Joan Boy, Marcs Cárdenas, Ángel Mateo Charris, Toni Catany, Greta Chicheri, Garikoitz Cuevas, Carlos Díaz, Dis Berlin, Stefaan Eyckmans, Leticia Feduchi, Gorka García Hererra, Rafel Joan, Michael Kenna, Juan Carlos Lázaro, José María Guerrero Medina, Juan Antonio Mañas, Carlos Morago, Gloria Muñoz, Marcos Palazzi, Guillermo Pérez Villalta, Magí Puig, Alejandro Quincoces, Miguel Rasero, Xavier Rodés, Joseba Sánchez Zabaleta, Josep Segú, Gonzalo Sicre, Brigitte Szenczi, Manuel Velasco, Albert Vidal.


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