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.
Simply Chaos / 18th September – 5th April 2015
ABA ART LAB Project Room Nº1 has the pleasure to present the exhibition Simply Chaos by the artist FABIÁN SCHALEKAMP (Palma, 1964). Graduated in Bachelor of Arts and Crafts, Illustration and Monumental Painting, Fabián was initially devoted to painting (a finalist in the Premi Ciutat de Palma Antoni Gelabert de Pintura, 1995). Currently, this pictorial language continues in the sketches Fabián makes for his sculptures. His works are inspired by nature and nurture of nature. However, they differ from the original land art. Instead of capturing the living nature as an artwork itself, the author considers the inevitable human intervention.
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 Socias / 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).