CAN Ibiza 2024: Art fair returns for a colourful and innovative third edition, including OFF programme

CAN Ibiza Contemporary Art Fair 2024

After two successful previous editions, CAN – Contemporary Art Now – returns to the White Island on Wednesday, June 26th, for its third installment.

Curated once again by freelance writer and curator Saša Bogojev, the art fair will once again set up camp at the Recinto Ferial de Ibiza for a five-day run that culminates on Sunday, June 30th. This year, more than 30 galleries including new participants Galleria Continua, Xippas,Madragoa and Moisés Pérez de Albéniz, will be displaying their art at CAN Ibiza.

An increased focus on galleries based in the Balearic islands – such as L21, Lundgren, La Bibi, Gathering, Fran Reus Gallery and Galeria Fermay – as well as an expanded OFF Program and special projects celebrating the cultural scene on Ibiza, will be showcasing new spaces across the island.

While CAN Ibiza’s focus on the art form of painting continues, there is a marked uptick in abstract pieces showcased alongside the more figurative works that have been a staple of the previous two fairs. Notable artists participating in CAN Ibiza 2024 include Christopher Page (Gathering), Margaret R Thompson (Arusha Gallery), Grgur Akrap (HAGD Contemporary), Masha Merci (Galerie Laetitia Gorsy — She BAM!), and Julien Saudubray (Valerius Gallery).

Speaking of the 2024 edition, Saša Bogojev says, “I am very excited about this year’s diverse lineup presenting the latest in contemporary art. We welcome galleries from Canada, Portugal, and Scotland for the first time, whilst also focusing on platforming an increasing number of galleries from the Balearic islands. The paintings on show take a variety of forms, aesthetics, mediums, and scales, but the focus is consistently on works that lean on tradition and established movements. There is also some great sculptures amongst the presentations.

“Highlights include Cristina Lama’s presentation with our old friends, VETA, and Sara Birns’ solo booth with Cassina Projects. Ruttkowski;68 will also return with a solo presentation of José María Yturralde, winner of Spain’s National Visual Arts Prize for his life’s work. We want visitors to discover something new, and I’m particularly excited that Akiinoue from Tokyo will bring a selection of mostly Japanese artists.”

CAN Art Fair Ibiza 2024

Beyond providing a platform for Spanish and international galleries, CAN Ibiza also showcases the creative energy and vibrant cultural ecosystem of the island through a variety of special events, projects and exhibitions.

A highlight to look out for within the exhibition centre is the ‘Postering Ibiza (1980-2020)’ display, showcasing vintage posters from the most iconic Ibizan clubs. A booth by Agony and Ecstasy, a collaboration with Idea Publishing House presenting photographs by Oriol Maspons, and a presentation of art and design from Galería También, and Maison Soleille, also await. Furthermore, there will be a lively and varied program of talks with topics ranging from ‘An Oral History of Ibiza’s Nightlife’ to ‘Sustainability and Art’.

The event will be sound-tracked by official media partner Ibiza Global Radio, who is starting off the five-day fair with a two-hour live broadcast with Willie Graff on Wednesday, June 26th, from 18:00 – 22:00 CET, who will be playing a vinyl-only set. Tune in on 100.8 FM to enjoy the sound of one of Ibiza’s favourite selectors.

Meanwhile, CAN Ibiza’s OFF program also returns for a second consecutive year, taking the cultural offering outside of the Recinto Ferial de Ibiza to highlight the White Island’s many enchanting exhibition spaces. With the aim of promoting Balearic talent, a variety of artists will be showcasing their works in all corners of the island.

The Faro de Ses Coves Blanques, a historic lighthouse in Sant Antoni, will feature the work of two Mallorcan artists: Alejandro Jovayolas (LA BIBI), and Bartomeu Sastre (Fran Reus Gallery). Over on the East Coast, in Santa Eulària des Riu, Air Raid Shelter will host an exhibition of textiles by Mallorcan artist Jaume Roig, while Ibizan artist Irene de Andrés will exhibit at Sa Punta des Molí, a beautifully restored mill. Furthermore, Guillermo Rubí (Galería Pelaires) will present his works at Es Polvori gallery in Dalt Villa, Ibiza’s fortified Old Town, which this year celebrates its 25th anniversary as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

OFF Programme CAN Ibiza


The OFF Program is supported by Balearic tourism company Paya Hotels for a second year, reaffirming their strong commitment to Balearic artistic creation and to the strengthening and visibility of this sector. As part of their support, Hotel Blanco de Formentera (Paya Hotels) will host an exhibition by Mallorcan artist Francesc Roselló (Galería Pelaires).

And that’s not all – there will be further, parallel events and exhibitions organised by local galleries, institutions and private collections as part of the burgeoning Ibiza Art Week. The ‘CAN Local’ program features La Nave Salinas, an exhibition space in a 1940s salt warehouse hosting work by Spanish painter Mai Blanco, and Can Garita, a gallery in a traditional fisherman’s house presenting the first solo show in Spain by Eric Colonel and Thomas Spit. Other ‘CAN Local’ venues include Mondo Galería, SAFA, Galería También, Ksar Living, and In Between Gallery.

Sergio Sancho, Founding Director of CAN Ibiza, says, “We aim to showcase the very best of the avant-garde visual arts scene – that’s why our name is ‘Contemporary Art Now’. The island is an inexhaustible source of artistic inspiration and our idea is to mix culture, business and enjoyment.”

For further information and to book tickets visit www.contemporaryartnow.com.

CAN Ibiza Art Fair 2024
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