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Prior Art Space – Berlin & Barcelona

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Prior Art Space – Berlin & Barcelona

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.

To find out more about the Prior Art Space Foundation visit this link on the Independent Collectors website.

Barcelona Space - Jinhee Kim, Ayogu Kinglsey, Kim Booker, 2022. Photo: PRIOR Art Space
Barcelona Space - Jinhee Kim, Ayogu Kinglsey, Kim Booker, 2022. Photo: PRIOR Art Space
Installation Shot, PRIOR Art Space, 2022
Installation Shot, PRIOR Art Space, 2022
Berlin Space - DEl Arco Collection - Vivian Greven, 2021. Photo: Max Frieso
Berlin Space - DEl Arco Collection - Vivian Greven, 2021. Photo: Max Frieso
Del Arco Collection - Elisabeth Glaessner, Nadia Waheed. Photo: Max Friese
Del Arco Collection - Elisabeth Glaessner, Nadia Waheed. Photo: Max Friese
Berlin Space - Foundation - Bambou Gili, No Martins, Cornelius Annor, 2022. Photo: Otto Felber
Berlin Space - Foundation - Bambou Gili, No Martins, Cornelius Annor, 2022. Photo: Otto Felber
PRIOR Art Space - Laura del Arco and Oliver Elst. Photo: Amaan Hassen
PRIOR Art Space - Laura del Arco and Oliver Elst. Photo: Amaan Hassen
Installation Shot, PRIOR Art Space - Joseph Adibleku, Jeanie Brito, Qhamanande Maswana, 2022. Courtesy of PRIOR Art Space
Installation Shot, PRIOR Art Space - Joseph Adibleku, Jeanie Brito, Qhamanande Maswana, 2022. Courtesy of PRIOR Art Space
Barcelona Space - FOUNDATION  - Sarah Faux, Igor Moritz, Aniav Hobson, Giorgio Celin, 2022. Courtesy of PRIOR Art Space
Barcelona Space - FOUNDATION - Sarah Faux, Igor Moritz, Aniav Hobson, Giorgio Celin, 2022. Courtesy of PRIOR Art Space
Barcelona Space - FOUNDATION - La Ruman, 2022. Courtesy of PRIOR Art Space
Barcelona Space - FOUNDATION - La Ruman, 2022. Courtesy of PRIOR Art Space
Berlin Space - Bambou Gili, No Martins, Cornelius Annor, Isaac Mann, Johnson Ocheja, 2022. Photo: Otto Felber
Berlin Space - Bambou Gili, No Martins, Cornelius Annor, Isaac Mann, Johnson Ocheja, 2022. Photo: Otto Felber
Berlin Space - Deniz Pasha, Grace Mattingly, Turiya Magadlela, Isaac Mann, 2022. Photo: Otto Felber
Berlin Space - Deniz Pasha, Grace Mattingly, Turiya Magadlela, Isaac Mann, 2022. Photo: Otto Felber
Barcelona Space - Joseph Adibleku, Jeanine Brito, Qhamanande Maswana. Photo: PRIOR Art Space
Barcelona Space - Joseph Adibleku, Jeanine Brito, Qhamanande Maswana. Photo: PRIOR Art Space
PRIOR Art Space - Tyler Ballon 2021. Photo: Max Friese
PRIOR Art Space - Tyler Ballon 2021. Photo: Max Friese
Barcelona Space - Jinhee Kim, 2022. Photo: PRIOR Art Space
Barcelona Space - Jinhee Kim, 2022. Photo: PRIOR Art Space
Barcelona Space - FOUNDATION - Soniki Victor, No Martins, Carlo Anselmi, 2022
Barcelona Space - FOUNDATION - Soniki Victor, No Martins, Carlo Anselmi, 2022
Berlin Space - Cuperior Collection - Tyler Ballon, 2020; Cinga Samson, 2017. Photo: Max Frieso
Berlin Space - Cuperior Collection - Tyler Ballon, 2020; Cinga Samson, 2017. Photo: Max Frieso
Berlin Space - Kristy M. Chan, 2022. Photo: Otto Felber
Berlin Space - Kristy M. Chan, 2022. Photo: Otto Felber
Barcelona Space - FOUNDATION - Jeanine Brito, 2021. Courtesy of PRIOR Art Space
Barcelona Space - FOUNDATION - Jeanine Brito, 2021. Courtesy of PRIOR Art Space
PRIOR Art Space Barcelona. Photo: Prior Art Space
PRIOR Art Space Barcelona. Photo: Prior Art Space

All images courtesy of the Prior Art Space.