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Photo Basel 2019 and ALPA Award 2019


From June 11 - 16 2019, Switzerland’s first and only art fair dedicated to the display and promotion of photography, returns to the Volkshaus Basel for its 5th edition.

May 12, 2019
Photo Basel 2019 and ALPA Award 2019

ALPA is proud to be one of the main sponsor for PHOTO BASEL 2019, switzerlands only art fair dedicated to the display and promotion of photography. In the 2nd year of our partnership we present again the ALPA AWARD to an outstanding photographer and her/his basel, 11 – 19 June 2019VIP Opening 10th of June 2019 (Invitation only) 6pm - 8pmVolkshaus Basel, SwitzerlandFrom its inaugural edition in 2015, photo basel has cemented its profile as the most prominent photography fair in the German-speaking region. The fair seeks to provide a platform for the fostering of dialogue between members of the photographic and broader art world communities by attracting international media, visual art experts and collectors at a key moment and location in the annual art world calendar.«I am extremely excited be working with photo basel for a second year, the fair provides the photographic community with an excellent opportunity to highlight some of the most interesting emerging and established photographers of the last century. I look forward to seeing how gallerists will use the additional space provided by the expansion to curate their booths.» Daniel Blochwitz, Curator photo basel

photo basel, returns to the Volkshaus Basel for its fifth anniversary edition. Curated by Daniel Blochwitz, an expert in curating photography, the fair runs from June 11 - 16, 2019 coinciding with the modern and contemporary art fair, Art Basel. This year the fair will be expanding to span two floors of the Volkshaus Basel for the first basel brings together 41 exhibitors from both emerging and established galleries across 15 countries including France, Japan, Israel and the United Kingdom. Newcomers to the fair include Atlas (United Kingdom), Galerie Clairefontaine (Luxembourg), Grob Gallery (Switzerland), Torch (The Netherlands), 29 Arts in Progress (Italy), Benrido (Japan) and Rothamel (Germany). Returning galleries include, Flatland (The Netherlands), Baudoin Lebon (France), Fabian & Claude Walter (Switzerland), Ira Stehmann (Germany), Bildhalle (Switzerland), Carlos Carvalho (Portugal), Galerie Springer (Germany), The Ravestijn Gallery (The Netherlands), Ibasho (Belgium), and Camara Oscura (Spain). Alongside the main section of the fair, photo basel hosts the ALPA Award held in cooperation with the Swiss camera manufacturer ALPA®, as well as a private Zürich based collector. This was awarded to Yoko Ikeda of Ibasho Gallery, Antwerp in 2018. This year also marks the second iteration of the “Master Cabinet” showcasing specialist vintage prints, curated by Daniel Blochwitz and provided by participating galleries; all of which are for sale.

ALPA Award at Photo BaselAfter the successful inauguration of photo basel’s ALPA Award in 2018, the Swiss camera manufacturer ALPA®, in cooperation with a private collector, will select once again an outstanding photographic position exhibited at photo basel and honor the winning artist with the 2019 photo basel ALPA Award - the ceremony will take place on Wednesday, June 12th live at the fair.The photo basel ALPA award 2018 was featured in the Financial Times - read the article hereLinks:Official WebsiteALPA Award 2018List of Galleries 2019Buy Tickets