GAC Awards

Night of Galerisme

I Night of Galerisme took place on February 25, 2008, with great success, thanks to the presence of prominent personalities and a significant impact in the press. This let us resize upcoming acts and, invite, from the Gremi Galleries of Art of Catalonia, the rest of art gallery owners associations in Catalonia – Art Catalunya, Barcelona Art Association and the Association of Independent Art Gallery of Catalonia – to be added to the organization of the event, invitation that they accepted with enthusiasm.

Since then, we have made six editions and on our way to doing the seventh. In this process, we have given increasing importance to the awards ceremony, by which the act has been renamed GAC (Catalan Art Galleries for its acronym in spanish) Awards – Night of Gallerism. Since the second edition, the trophy we deliver is a reinterpreted dimensioned iron sculpture of a work on paper by the great artist Torres-Garcia, which has also become the official logo of the event. We thank the Museo Torres Garcia in Montevideo’s generosity in allowing the reproduction of a work of this great artist who they acknowledge.

GAC Awards

Banc Sabadell Foundation – Tribute to artistical career path

2010 – Antoni Tàpies

2011 – Jaume Plensa

2012 – Richard Hamilton

2013 – Antoni Muntadas

2014 – Alfons Borrell

2015 – Susana Solano

2016 – Sean Scully

2017 – Perejaume

2018 – Frederic Amat

Banc Sabadell Foundation – Tribute to the gallery owner in recognition of his career

2016 – Francesc Mestre

2017 – Mariana Draper

2018 – Alejandro Sales

Award to career path of art gallery

2008 – Sala Parés

2009 – Galería Juana de Aizpuru

2010 – Galeria Joan Prats

2011 – Galeria Estrany de la Mota

2012 – Galería Soledad Lorenzo

2013 – Galeria Carles Taché

2014 – Palmadotze

2014 – Galerie Lelong (Award to career path of international art gallery)

2015 – Kowasa

Award to international projection of art gallery

2008 – Galeria Sicart

2009 – Nogueras Blanchard

2010 – Projecte SD

2011 – ADN Galeria

2012 – Meesen de Clercq

2013 – Casa Sin Fin

2014 – Maisterravalbuena

2015 – Mendes Wood

Award to art collector

2008 – Josep Suñol, promotor de la Fundació Suñol

2009 – Isak Andic, per la col·lecció d’art de Mango

2010 – Helga de Alvear

2011 – Cal Cego

2012 – Fundació Vila Casa / Hans Nefkens (ex aequo)

2013 – Ernesto Ventós

2014 – Harold Berg

2015 – Andreu Rodríguez

2016 – Rafael Tous

2017 – Fundació Sorigué

2018 – Col·lecció Mas Blanch

Award to career path in art criticism

2008 – Arnau Puig

2009 – Maria Lluïsa Borràs

Award to art criticism

2008 – Juan Bufill

2009 – Jaume Vidal Oliveras

2010 – José Luis Brea

2011 – Xavier Antich

2012 – Elena Vozmediano

2013 – Anna Maria Guasch

2014 – Jaume Vidal Biosca, Montse Frisach i Maria Palau

2015 – Joan Maria Minguet

2016 – Josep Casamartina

2017 – Bea Espejo

2018 – Inma Prieto

Award to curator

2010 – Latitudes

2011 – Helena Tatay

2012 – Vicent Todolí

2013 – Marta Gili

2014 – Montse Aguer, Jean–Michel Bouhours, Thierry Dufrêne i Jean–Hubert Martin

2015 – David Armengol i Martí Manén

2016 – Laurence Rassel i Hans Werner Poschauko

2017 – Fundació Museo Jorge Oteiza, per l'exposició “Oteiza: La desocupació de l' espai”

2018 – Francesc Torres, per l'exposició “La capsa entròpica (MNAC)”

Award to media

2008 – Programa La Nit al Dia (Televisió de Catalunya)

2009 – Programa Continuarà (TVE Catalunya)

2010 – A-desk (Web)

2011 – El Cultural (El Mundo)

2012 – Art Nexus

2013 – Escletxes (BTV)

2014 – Artiga (Revista)

2015 – Cultura/s (La Vanguardia)

2016 – Quadern (El País)

2017 – Time Out

2018 – Núvol – Diari Digital de Cultura

DKV award to the emerging artist for the best exhibition in gallery

2011 – Ignacio Uriarte (Galeria Nogueras-Blanchard)

2012 – Daniel Jacoby (Galeria Toni Tàpies)

2013 – Adrián Melis (ADN Galeria)

2014 – Núria Güell (ADN Galeria)

2015 – Alicia Kopf (Galeria Joan Prats)

2016 – Enric Farrés (Galeria EtHall)

2017 – Mar Arza, “Resquicio” (Galeria RocioSantaCruz)

2018 – Aldo Urbano (i Josep María de Sucre), “El mismo color tiene en dos lugares..” (Bombon Projects)

Award to the consolidated artist for the best exhibition in gallery

2015 – “Veure visions” d’Ignasi Aballí – Galeria Estrany de la Mota

2016 – Manel Esclusa, “Selecció de fotografies del 1977 al 2014” – Galeria Eude

2017 – Carlos Pazos, “Naufragios Recientes” – (ADN Galeria)

2018 – Soledad Sevilla, “Génesis” – (Galeria Marlborough)

Award for the best historical exhibition in gallery

2016 – “Chillida. Despertar” – Mayoral Galeria d'Art

2017 – “Carlos Saura fotógrafo. España años 50” – Círculo del Arte

2018 – “La inspiración clásica de las Vanguardias” – Galeria Barbié

Award for the best gallery programming

2016 – Galeria Marc Domènech

2017 – Àngels Barcelona

2018 – Juan Naranjo