Fotografía de VETA by Fer Francés


by Fer Francés

Madrid, Spain

In 2021, Fer Francés embarked on his new personal project, VETA by Fer Francés, a 1,200 square meter space dedicated to painting. It opened its doors in November 2021 in Carabanchel, a Madrid district with a marked industrial past, giving a second life to several disused warehouses. VETA represents a refuge for the pulse of the freshest art, which beats behind the doors of garages, industrial warehouses, and courtyards. The gallery's program includes artists at different stages of their careers, generating a dialogue between different generations. It includes highly recognized Spanish artists such as Abraham Lacalle, Matías Sánchez, and Santiago Ydáñez, along with established international figures such as Erik Parker, Christian Rex van Minnen, Theresa Chromati, and Manuel Ocampo. The gallery also pays attention to emerging artists from around the world such as Juan de Morenilla, Atanda Quadri Adebayo, or Kang Haoxian. Right now, VETA is in the midst of a huge transformation. While remaining open to the public, the space is being renovated and expanded by the prestigious Spanish architecture studio RCR, winner of the Pritzker Prize in 2017. The gallery will be a destination open to different disciplines, breaking the rules of the white cube and becoming a reference point in Madrid's most populous district.