Art Basel Cities: Buenos AiresApril 2019


After a successful Art Basel Cities Week in September 2018, we are extending our engagement with the Buenos Aires artworld in 2019, building on exchanges begun in 2017 and augmenting the reach of key voices in the city’s cultural scene. This April will bring renewed attention to the ongoing Talks Program, as we collaborate with arteBA Fundación to produce a lineup of illuminating discussions during their April fair, which also coincides with an art festival organized by the city’s ministry of culture.

Semana del Arte, April 8–14, 2019

During a key moment in April pegged to the annual arteBA contemporary art fair, Buenos Aires museums, studios, residencies, foundations, and nonprofits will align to offer programming for a Semana del Arte spearheaded by the city. Centered around an outdoor salon at Plaza Intendente Seeber in Palermo, the festivities will include works by award-winning artists, including Carlos Huffmann’s Hito de frontera, installed in Plaza Seeber; exhibitions at more than 20 partner institutions; the arteBA fair; a cinema art cycle presented by the Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente; and a special edition of the Art Basel Cities: Buenos Aires Talks Program, produced in collaboration with arteBA Fundación. 

See below to explore the lineup of events.

Art Basel Cities Talks Program in collaboration with arteBA Fundación, April 2019

From April 12 to 14, Art Basel Cities, with arteBA Fundación, will host more than 40 speakers from across the cultural sphere to discuss topics for, and with, the Buenos Aires audience. Using two contrasting formats, Masterclasses and Parallel Rooms, these talks aim to facilitate exchanges between members of the local and international art communities, as well as the public.

The forthcoming edition of this series features an exciting spectrum of international and Argentine speakers. The pan-latitude lineup includes artists, curators, collectors, art historians and critics, technology entrepreneurs, philosophers, museum directors, and more.

For more information on the Art Basel Cities Talks Program, click here.

Parallel Rooms

Over the course of three sessions on April 13, four thought-provoking discussions unfurl simultaneously in adjoining halls, offering visitors the ability to tailor a program geared to their own interests as they move freely from room to room for these intimate conversations.


Six free-entry Masterclasses offer attendees the chance to learn from leaders from various corners of the artworld. These esteemed speakers will delve deeply into challenges facing the culture sector globally, share observations from their respective contexts, and offer practical advice for professionals and students.

In collaboration with arteBA Fundación

arteBA Fundación, the lead cultural partner of Art Basel Cities: Buenos Aires, welcomes more than 80 Argentine and international galleries to the 28th edition of its annual art fair – the largest contemporary art fair in Latin America – at La Rural, April 11–14.

For more information on arteBA, click here.

Past Activations

Over the course of a two-year engagement, Art Basel Cities has participated in or produced dozens of events in partnership with the city of Buenos Aires and its cultural institutions. From the buzzing hub of the Art Basel Cities House in November 2017 to the movable feast of Art Basel Cities Week, featuring the innovative ‘Hopscotch (Rayuela)’ exhibition, curated by Cecilia Alemani, in September 2018 – and threaded together by the ongoing Talks Program – Art Basel Cities has been honored to contribute to the cultural life of Buenos Aires. Learn more about our past activities.