Best of Mallorca | 2018
Anyone who collects art or invests in art wants profound advice and quality. Especially when it comes to such a vast field as contemporary art. The ABA ART LAB gallery and studio in Palma de Mallorca is run by two internationally experienced curators: the Mallorca-born twin sisters Alejandra and Maria Isabel Bordoy Bennàsar are well known for their professional performance. They started 15 years ago and have curated more than 100 art exhibitions at their own gallery in Mallorca and also specially generated a large number of private Art Collections for the luxury high end hotel industry.
The ABA ART LAB gallery and studio, located in the heart of the city of Palma in front of the Modern & Contemporary Art Museum ESBALUARD, is an art institution that defines itself through the moniker “lab”, i.e. “laboratory.” The decisive factor in every case is quality. Artists invited by the ABA ART LAB curators’ team might hail from Mallorca or else come from anywhere in the world to get to know the gallery, its philosophy, its concept. The exhibitions are planned at least one year in advance. Thus, selected artists have a full year to create site-specific works of art in the form of paintings, sculptures, installations or performances exclusively for this gallery space. Through this approach, ABA ART frequently enough turns into an experimental stage for absolutely unique artwork, a catalyst for projects that can only be created for this specific place.
In its essence, this concept is defined and inspired by the fact that the twin sisters Alejandra and Maria Isabel Bordoy Bennàsar are two renowned curators who for the past 15 years have worked with love and passion for people who “make art” for quality and for Mallorca. And who are also able to think “out-of-the-box” – being creative themselves as well as curious and open for what is new and extraordinary.
ABA ART LAB was launched in 2004 as a local gallery for contemporary art in Palma de Mallorca. Since then it has evolved into a veritable art institution, internationally active and renowned. Under the direction of Alejandra Bordoy Bennàsar and Maria Isabel Bordoy Bennàsar, a multicultural and interdisciplinary team is at work here, communicating in Spanish, English, French, German, Russian and Arabic. The result: art lovers, collectors, and investors can expect results in contemporary art that are meritorious in every way – in ideas, qualities, materials – and have a unique perspective. Because ABA represents a culturally diverse community of contemporary artists of international relevance. In the ABA ART LAB project rooms, their works are shown amidst ever-changing, flowing priorities.
In addition, ABA ART LAB has curated and produced some of the most important art collections of contemporary art for private clients, companies, luxury hotels and luxury brands – including the documentation (graphic and visual) of the creative process applying a museum-based methodology.