ABA ART LAB is a contemporary art exhibition, curating and production firm working internationally. ABA ART LAB was founded in September 2004. It started as a local Palma de Mallorca emergent contemporary art gallery and it evolved into a global site specific art production company. ABA ART LAB has it’s own exhibition spaces called ABA ART LAB Project Rooms. In addition it has curated and produced some of the most quintessential contemporary art collections for private clients, corporate firms and luxurious brands. ABA represents an international and culturally diverse community of contemporary artists. ABA devotes great time and effort to the management and documentation of the making process as well as the quality of artworks and exhibitions.
We are composed of a multidisciplinary team working in Spanish, English, French, German, Russian and Arabic languages.
Alejandra Bordoy Bennàsar (Palma de Mallorca, 1976) Graduated in Art History, Universidad de Salamanca. Worked at Department of Modern Art in the Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium. Masters with Distinction in Museology in the École du Louvre, Paris. Worked at the cultural department of the Musée du Louvre, public management and cultural relations. Degree in Critique of Contemporary Art (EINA), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Co-author of The Catalogue Raisonné of Joan Miró-The collection: Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation – Palma de Mallorca. Director of the Gallery Camba (2002-2004) and co-director of ABA since 2004. As an expert on contemporary art she is devoted to curating individual and group exhibitions from national and international artists.
Maria Isabel Bordoy Bennàsar (Palma de Mallorca, 1976) Graduated in Political Sciences, International Relations and European Integration in the ULB – Université Libre de Bruxelles. Master with distinction in Immigration, International Relations and Social intercultural mediation in the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Worked for European Projects and for the Department of Economic Promotion and Entrepreneurship of the Town Hall of Palma de Mallorca. Director of the Gallery Camba (2002-2004) and co-director of ABA since 2004. Graduated in the Program of Development for Executives (PDD) from IESE Business School – Universidad de Navarra.
CHRISTINE SCHMID & FELIX ECKARDT
Because of Love / 11th April – 5th June 2015
For ABA ART LAB Project Room Nº2 a couple, who are two loving artists, Christine Schmid (Würzburg, 1975) & Felix Eckardt (Hamburg, 1975) have united creatively through painting and drawing to make inspiring art together. Their shared passion for fine espresso is fundamental to this surprising series of artworks. The strength and the liberty of this collection of paintings comes as a result of the artists’ creative unification. Their shared enthusiasm towards each other’s work enhances their individual creative capabilities.
Jordi Socías / Palma Photo / 11th June 2015
ABA ART LAB Project Room Nº3 presents Jordi Socias. Jordi Socias emblematizes whatever interests him, be that an earthquake or an excellent wine, the next world war, a sunset or simply a woman’s splendor passing by. Inevitably the words awesome and brilliant are used. On the other hand, any discussion, or difference with someone results in Jordi Socias saying, ‘hey, nice, this is nothing’. Jordi Socias resolves the awe-inspiring and brilliant world that surrounds him, pronouncing reality that contradicts existence, distinguishable at times with irony, with admiration or sometimes with a provoked anger. (Manuel Vicent)
NIT DE L´ART
NIT DE L´ART / 19th September 2015
ABA ART LAB LAB Project Room Nº4 is pleased to present on the occasion of the Nit de l’Art 2015 two very interesting exhibitions. On the one hand, visitors will find inside the gallery ABA ART LAB new Katharina Pfeil´s work entitled “God´s laboratory”, where the artist uses the most varied media, materials and components, so her works become multilevel poems evoking the individual and collective experience, the sense of time and consciousness. On the other hand, outside of the gallery in the center of Plaça Porta de Santa Catalina we will enjoy the work of artists interlaced Cumberland Kelly and Michael James Walker. Kelly Cumberland with microbiological structures and Michael James Walkers who works with geometric abstraction, color and their systems, comes together to provide this new site-specific installation in an exceptional urban space. Additionally we´ll have the opportunity to see some of their works in the show room of the gallery.