The Prior Art Space is a next generation art collector’s space founded by Oliver Elst and Laura del Arco, a well-known collectors couple based in Berlin and Barcelona.
The Prior Art Space is run by Laura, a Fashion designer and art director and Oliver, a former car designer, both long term expats in China, started collecting years ago and built significant collections individually and together. They realised that collectors have a responsibility to not only collect but to actively support artists in their collection. Their drive is to inspire collectors to support artists, guide the next generations of collectors toward a more unestablished democratised art world, and share their passion for Art.
It has locations in relevant cultural European cities and displays curated exhibitions from the private collections of the founder’s Del Arco Collection and Cuperior Collection, as well as from other young and established Collections worldwide. The collections decided to open to the public to reach a broader audience and give their artists a worldwide stage.
The aim of the Prior Art Space is to give voice to internationally and historically underrepresented artists and to bring to the conversation the different visions on concepts that reflect relevant concerns in the contemporary landscape.
All images courtesy of the Prior Art Space.