The four-day art fair will give visitors an opportunity to attend seminars and view individual exhibitions by Colombian and foreign artists.
ArtBo has become the top visual arts event in Colombia, developing a reputation for excellence and being seen as an essential stop for those interested in the art market, organizers said.
The fair, which draws the majority of Colombia’s top artists, is known as an event where deals are done, boosting the art market’s economic viability.
“The fair is part of the Bogota Chamber of Commerce’s strategy to promote and position Bogota as a destination for culture and investment, giving dynamism to the national plastic arts and creating a place for cultural exchanges for the public,” chamber president Monica de Greiff said.
ArtBo will have three main pavilions and an Academic Forum this year.
The Bogota Chamber of Commerce’s pavilion, the “Artecamara,” will showcase the work of 27 young artists, who will compete for the Prodegy Arte Flora Prize.
The Galleries Pavilion will house 65 galleries from 21 countries, including Mexico, the United States, Cuba, France, Switzerland, Britain and the Netherlands, as well as 14 individual Colombian exhibitions.
The Articularte pavilion, which seeks to introduce children and young people to art, and the Academic Forum, which will house domestic and foreign exhibitions, round out the venues.
ArtBo has invited 26 new galleries this year and expects to surpass the 20,000 visitors it welcomed in 2012.